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.