Polokwane WCWDM Implementing Agent Tender



Bid Description Compulsory Briefing Session Date &Time Closing Date

Contact Person

PLK 06/2020

SWPN invites proposals from eligible Service Providers (Professional consultant/Civil Engineers) to be appointed as the Implementing Agent to compile and execute a WCWDM programme  in support of the City of Polokwane Local Municipality.

A compulsory virtual clarification meeting will commence at 10h00 on 16 July 2020.

Please confirm intention to participate with Thembi Mkhize on

Thembi.mkhize@thenbf.co.za  by 12H00 on 15 July 2020

27 July 2020 at 10H00

Mrs. Thembi Mkhize

Bidders are requested to comply with the requirements as stipulated in the tender document.

Collection of bid document: Download the tender document HERE

Returning and closing date and time of bid: Sealed marked bids must be submitted at SWPN offices: All submissions are to be made to the Strategic Water Partners Network. Tenders must be sent to the following address: NEPAD Business Foundation, Building 9, Tuscany Office Park Coombe Place, Rivonia, Sandton on or before the closing time and date, being 10h00 on 27 July 2020.

Evaluation and adjudication of bid: The selection process will be subject to the procurement policy of the NEPAD Business Foundation. The NEPAD Business Foundation will not necessarily accept the lowest price or any proposal and reserves the right to withdraw a tender without furnishing reasons.

Procurement enquiries may be directed to Mrs Thembi Mkhize on Thembi.mkhize@thenbf.co.za

SWPN and MWCB in Water and Sanitation Sector Leadership Group

Water supply and sanitation remain a key priority focus area for the Republic of South Africa. The country has a strong commitment to providing high service standards in the quality and quantity of water supplied to the public which aligns with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 which calls for clean water and sanitation for all people. Under this focus, key partners in the water sector held a meeting in Sandton Rivonia to support the country’s efforts in achieving the SDG 6 and all its sub-goals.

The Water and Sanitation Sector Leadership Group (WSSLG)  meeting was jointly hosted by contributing ‘sector partners’ Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) – a  multi-stakeholder (public-private and civil society) partnership working collectively to close a 17% gap between water supply and demand that is anticipated to manifest by the year 2030 in South Africa, and the Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB) – a public-private collaborative platform that was formed to address environmental, social and economic challenges that could arise from coal mine and power plant closure in South Africa. Both are hosted by the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF).

The WSSLG meeting, which was Chaired by Nandha Govender, General Manager for Water and Environmental Operations at Eskom Holdings Ltd and featured representatives from SASOL, ESKOM, GIZ, LUCMA and the DWS. Nandha is also the co-chair of the WSSLG.

The meeting was hosted to prepare a workshop for all task-teams of respective SDG 6 sub-goals to produce and present Gap Reports linked to South Africa’s Water and Sanitation Masterplan. This process is in preparation and support of South Africa’s SDG efforts as well as the reporting requirement by the United Nations (UN).

The WSSLG is the highest non-statutory strategic sector partnership forum for the South African water sector. The WSSLG serves as a thinking tank for the water sector and prepares overarching national action agenda for implementing the NWRS2 and ensure that sound policies, laws, strategies, programmes and institutions are developed to achieve the goals outlined in the NWRS2. The WSSLG also actively facilitates dialogue between the Department of Water and Sanitation, government departments, civil society and the private sector for input, support and contributions to joint strategic and coordinated actions to improve the implementation of water sector policies, strategies and programmes

SWPN kicks-off Agricultural Supply Chain Working Group

A growing population will consume more food and an increasingly urbanising citizenry will drain farm labour. These are the dynamics that developing economies have to contend which is why agribusiness supply chain management will remain at the forefront of national agendas for most African countries.

Recently, the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) of South Africa, hosted a kick-start Agriculture Supply Chain working group at the Agricultural Research Council’s offices in Pretoria, South Africa. This was the first meeting under the new SWPN strategy which was approved in 2019 to merge the myriad SWPN working groups in four primary focus areas: Water Efficiency and Leakage Reduction (WELR), Effluent Wastewater Management and Sanitation (EWWMS), Agricultural Supply Chain (ASC), and Water Stewardship (WS). The strategy also identified Skills Development as a priority and has made it a cross-cutting theme of all four focus areas instead of holding separate working groups.

In the meeting, SWPN partners mapped out the execution plan for the fiscal period and outlined the process for partners to pitch potential new projects for consideration of uptake by the initiative. Currently under consideration as an initial project for the SWPN’s Agriculture Supply Chain working group is the consolidating all the data collected in the agriculture sector, particularly from South Africa’s irrigation schemes. This information will be used to develop a baseline for water balance in South Africa with clear statistics on water users and hectares under farming as well as water losses and availability.

Regional Integration and Infrastructure

AFRIID 3Under the NEPAD’s theme of regional integration and infrastructure, the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), was developed to coordinate governments in implementing priority infrastructure projects across Africa. AFRIID 2

The NBF developed the Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) to support the efforts of PIDA by coordinating the private sector and mobilising their resources to implement infrastructure projects that present commercial opportunities for members of the desk.

The Afri-ID is therefore a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together the private and public sectors, multilateral finance/development agencies and other stakeholders with the common purpose of accelerating regional infrastructure development in Africa.




To see an African continent that is enabled by high quality infrastructure that promotes regional integration, intra-Africa and international trade and development.



To accelerate the development of investment and commercial infrastructure opportunities across the African continent through private sector engagement.



The Afri-ID is currently implementing five port and rail infrastructure projects in the Southern Africa region.AFRI-ID AFRICA 2015

Under the mandate of the members of the desk, the Afri-ID, is also actively looking for new opportunities in other African countries and will be widening the scope of its project focus to include energy, road, water, ICT, pipeline and airport infrastructure.


Afri-ID Current Projects

Actively Seeking Opportunities

Human Development and Capacity Building

HDCB 1A key priority for NEPAD and one of the five NBF thematic areas is Human Development and Capacity Building. The primary objective of NEPAD is to work towards greater economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa through the creation of linkages in the areas of human development including education, healthcare as well as science and technology. HDCB 7

Under this NEPAD theme, the NBF believes that capacity building and human development is a cross-cutting component of the other four thematic areas which is embedded in their implementation. In the execution of projects and programmes in infrastructure, agriculture, natural resource management and corporate governance, the NBF achieves the goals of capacity building and human development.



To see Africans make the continent a global economic powerhouse that utilises its resources to achieve sustainable livelihoods for all.



To equip the African people with skills, knowledge and expertise that will enable them to become more productive citizens with impactful contribution to their communities as well as national and regional economies.



Every NBF programme and project has a built-in component of either human development through support and empowerment or capacity building through skills transfer and training.NBF AFRICA

The Afri-ID incorporates the goal of human development by ensuring increased local content in regional infrastructure projects and through the transfer of skills.

The RtB programme has empowered women in agriculture, transferred entrepreneurial skills to the youth, built institutional capacity of an investment promotion agency and provided training to farmers.


NBF Country Offices

NBF Projects and programmes

Actively Seeking Opportunities

Economic and corporate governance

ACGN 1The delivery of high quality programmes and projects to promote Africa’s development and regional integration can only be realised in an environment that permits good economic and corporate governance. In order to assist in achieving collective development in governance, the African Union champions the African Peer Review Mechanism, which encompasses this NEPAD theme.ACGN 8

The NBF is the programme management unit of the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN), which is a collaborative network of director membership organisations that promote effective corporate governance across Africa.

The ACGN has created a network of organisations whose combined efforts and programmes are accelerating the creation of a climate of progressive corporate governance across the continent.



To see Africa as a continent committed to effective corporate governance and ethical leadership.



To develop the institutional capacity of ACGN members for enhancing effective corporate governance practices towards building better private and public sector organisations and corporate citizens in Africa.




The ACGN has a strong African presence with a membership base of Institute of Director organisation from 17 African countries. The ACGN represents over 16,000 directors and senior executives across the continent. In the short term, the ACGN is targeting new members which include Senegal, Namibia and Botswana.



ACGN Current Projects
Actively Seeking Opportunities


Climate Change and Natural Resources Management

SWPN 1Climate change and a deteriorating environment is a key challenge to sustainability, bio-diversity, food security and stability across Africa. Pollution, deteriorating soil quality, desertification and poor air quality are threatening the lives and futures of all of the continent’s people.SWPN 8

The Climate Change and Natural Resource Management programme within NEPAD works to bring together all relevant regional and continental players to coordinate, share knowledge and encourage one another in addressing the threat of climate change. Under this programme, the NEPAD Agency programme plays a co-ordinating and advocacy role to promote regional and national programmes aimed at counteracting these environmental threats.

The NBF’s Climate Change and Natural Resource Management thematic programme is the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) of South Africa. The SWPN is an active group of private sector companies, government and other stakeholders, committed to delivering water projects that reduce the water demand-supply gap.



To ensure sustainable, efficient and equitable supply and access to water in South Africa.



To develop partnerships between public sector, private sector and civil society, working to close a 17% gap between water supply and demand anticipated by 2030 in South Africa. 



The SWPN operates in response to a specific challenge in South Africa. Outlined in the SWPN’s mandate is the programme’s country focus which brings together businesses and government to tackle water challenges in the country.AFRICA 2015

 Though the SWPN is a country specific programme with projects limited to South Africa, its best practices are shared and adopted globally and in other African countries.


SWPN Current Projects
Sharing Best Practices

Agriculture and Food Security


African agriculture employs over 50% of the African population and at least 80% of the rural population. With food security and sustainable livelihoods still a priority in Africa, the AU developed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture AGRIC 6Development Programme (CAADP) with the aim to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture.

In support of CAADP, the NEPAD Business Foundation developed the Removing the Barriers in Agriculture (RtB) programme with the aim to advance the spread of sustainable and equitable commercial agriculture along Southern Africa’s development corridors. The intention was to measurably improve the performance, competitiveness and income of rural and smallholder farmers by integrating them into commercial partnerships that are part of a dynamic and internationally competitive food economy.

In order to foster the development of a concerted business voice into policy debates, the RtB programme established the Southern Africa Agriculture Development Partnership Platform (SAADPP) as an implementation vehicle for RtB activities within the SADC region.



To ensure food security for Africa by reducing poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable economic growth in Africa though private sector-led interventions.




 To leverage private sector skills and finance for development in agriculture to improve smallholder farmer income and integrating them into a dynamic, internationally competitive agriculture sector.



The RtB has implemented pilot projects and interventions in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi and is looking to scale-up in the sub-Sahara region. With most of the projects successfully completed, the NBF is seeking RTB AFRICA 2015opportunities to replicate its intervention throughout the Southern Africa region.


RtB Current Projects
Activley seeking opportunities