Awards and their Contracts

Date of Invitation of quotes: 02 August 2018

Quotations are invited from suitably qualified and reputable vehicle accessories suppliers for the supply and installation of additions to its 2018 Isuzu Double Cab 2.5 4x4 vehicle as per the specifications.

NRF/SAIAB 18/2019

Closing date & Time:              16 August 2018 at 17h00

Successful Bidder:                  Settler City Toyota

Contact person:                      Francois Lamont,046-6035803;email:f.lamont@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 19 June 2018

Appointment of qualified and experienced Waterproofing Service Providers to waterproof and seal identified areas outside of the existing SAIAB building in Somerset Street, Grahamstown.
This also includes ad hoc waterproofing required as well as maintenance of the areas waterproofed/sealed in 3 years’ time (2021).

NRF/SAIAB 16/2019

Compulsory Briefing Session:

Date,Venue and Time:           29 June 2018,SAIAB Building(Somerset Street),Seminar Room at 09h00

Closing date:                         05 July 2018

Successful Bidder:                 Kwanomvuzo Construction

Contact person:                     Francois Lamont,046-6035803;email:f.lamont@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 13 June 2018

Purchase of plankton sampling nets for the SAIAB Marine platform based in Durban.SAIAB reseves the right to procure individual items from different suppliers or all items from a single supplier.

NRF/SAIAB 15/2019

Closing date and time:           13 July 2018 @ 17h00

Successful Bidder:                  Lwandle Technologies(Pty) Ltd

Contact person:                     Thor,082 521 2129;email:t.eriksen@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 19 June 2018

Appointment of an experienced IT and Office Equipment supplier to source deliver computer and office equipment.
The winning vendor must be prepared to enter into a service contract for a period up to three years to supply desktop hardware, office equipment, software and technical support on an ad-hoc basis.

NRF/SAIAB 08/2019

Closing date:                         03 July 2018 

Successful Bidder:                 CHM Vuwani

Contract period:                    3 years

Contact person:                    Andrew Grant,046-6035810;email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 13 June 2018

Appointment of a qualified and experienced Linux Website Administrator to install several instances of Specify Web based application.The successful service provider will be responsible for maintenance ie applying security patches and upgrades on an adhoc basis for a period of 36 months

NRF/SAIAB 06/2019

Closing date:                         27 June 2018 

Successful Bidder:                  Makoni Software

Contract period:                     3 years

Contact person:                     Andrew Grant,046-6035810;email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 07 June 2018

Appointment of a pool of suitably qualified and experienced Caterers within Grahamstown to provide catering services on rotational basis for a period of 24 months.

NRF/SAIAB 04/2019

Closing date: 21 June 2018

Successful Bidders: KLG General Services;Maphuhliso Trading Enterprise

Contract period:  2 years

Contact person: Naniswa Nyoka,046-6035816;email:n.nyoka@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 21 May 2018

Appointment of a pool of qualified and experienced service providers for Airconditioner and Refrigeration servicing,repairs,maintenance and upgrades at SAIAB on a rotational period of 3 years.

NRF/SAIAB 10/2019

Compulsory Briefing session:

Date,Time & Venue: 25 May 2018, 10h00am & Library Seminar Room(SAIAB)

Closing date & time: 04 June 2018 at 11h00

Successful Bidders: Mark's Refrigeration;Brendon Coetzee Refrigeration and Electricals

Contract period:  3 years

Contact person: Francois Lamont,046-6035803;email:f.lamont@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 06 April 2018

Appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced service provider for the servicing and maintenance of SAIAB research vessel(Phakisa) based in Durban Marina for a contract period of 3 years.

NRF/SAIAB 01/2019

Closing date & time: 25 May 2018 at 17h00

Successful Bidder: Bowman Yacht Maintenance

Contract period: 3 years

Contact person: Nick Riddin,083 3335122;email:n.riddin@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 11 May 2018

Appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced Building Automation Contractor to extend an existing Building Automatin System(BMS) to monitor -20C and -80C freezers ambient temperature of rooms they are in and the presence of mains power to the circuit the rooms are on and enter into a service contract for a period of 5 years to maintain and upgrade the Building Automation System.

NRF/SAIAB 03/2019

Closing date & time: 25 May 2018 at 17h00

Successful Bidder: Industrial Thermodynamics(ITD Group)

Contract period: 5 years

Contact person: Andrew Grant,046-6035810;email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za
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Date of Invitation of quotes: 06 June 2018

Supply and Deliver an Immersion Probe Cooler(Cold Finger) to SAIAB.

NRF/SAIAB 14/2019

Closing date: 18 June 2018 at 11h00

Successful Bidder: United Scientific SA CC

Contact person: Seshnee Reddy,046-6037789;email:s.reddy@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 22 May 2018

Appointment of a pool of qualified and experienced service providers to provide printing and signage services at SAIAB on a rotational period of 3 years.

NRF/SAIAB 11/2019

Closing date & time: 06 June 2018 at 11h00

Successful Bidders on rotation: Cadar Printers and Duplint Signs Unlimited

Contract period: 3 years

Contact person: Penny Haworth,046-6035812;email:p.haworth@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 11 May 2018

Appointment of an experienced IT supplier to source,deliver a Tape Archive Backup System to SAIAB and enter into a 5-year service contract to supply tape hardware,cartridges and cleaning media as and when required.


NRF/SAIAB 02/2019

Closing date & time: 25 May 2018 at 17h00

Successfull Bidder: CHM Vuwani Computer Solutions

Contract period: 5 years

Contact person: Andrew Grant,046-6035810;email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 08 May 2018

Appointment of a pool of suitably experienced and qualified Graphic Designers for a period of 3 years on a rotational basis.

NRF/SAIAB 04/2019

Closing date & time: 25 May 2018 at 17h00

Successfull Bidders on rotation: Susan Lillian Abraham;

Walkerdigital

Litha Communications

Flash Marketing

Blackmoon Design

Yellow Lizard Web Design

Contract period: 3 years

Contact person: Penny Haworth,046-6035812;email:p.haworth@saiab.ac.za

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Date of Invitation of quotes: 07 May 2018

Appointment of a medical service provider to conduct annual medical examinations to SAIAB staff working in the Collections division for period of 5 years.


NRF/SAIAB 05/2019

Closing date & time: 25 May 2018 at 17h00

Successful Bidder: Health For All (Pty) Ltd

Contract period: 5 years

Contact person: Nathi Mazungula,046-6035856;email:n.mazungula@saiab.ac.za

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Supply and deliver three(3) boat-based Accoustic Doppler Current Profilers(ADCPs) for real-time current monitoring.

Contract number: NRF/SAIAB/2018-019

Closing Date and Time: 09/02/2018 at 11h00

Successful Bidder: Radio Holland Sales(Pty) Ltd

Total Bid Price: R1,280,425.00

Total Points: 80

Points for Price: 80

BBBEE Level and Points Claimed: Non-compliant

Contract Period: 5 years

Contact Person: Wendy Sweetman,Email:w.sweetman@saiab.ac.za

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Supply and deliver a replacement part for an Inspex 20i X-ray system:one digital flat-panel detector.

Contract number: NRF/SAIAB/2018-018

Closing Date and Time: 24/07/16 at 11h00

Successful Bidder: Kodex,Inc.

Total Bid Price: R548,177.00

Total Points: 80

Points for Price: 80

BBBEE Level and Points Claimed: n/a(Foreign supplier)

Contract Period: Once-off

Contact Person: Wendy Sweetman,Email:w.sweetman@saiab.ac.za

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Appointment of a suitably qualified contractor to manufacture,supply and install partitioning(doorways) as per specifications for two separate controlled environment rooms at AERP Laboratory.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 42/2016

Closing Date: 21 February 2018

Successful Bidder: All Weather Awnings and Blinds

Contact person: Seshnee Reddy,Tel:046-6037789,Email:s.reddy@saiab.ac.za
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Appointment of a suitably qualified electrical contractor to design,supply and install an External Class 3 Lightning Protection System(LPS) with a Type B to the main office building at SAIAB in Somerset Street Grahamstown.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 39/2018

Closing Date: 07 February 2018

Successful Bidder: East Cape Electrical

Contact person: Andrew Grant,Tel:046-6035810,Email: a.grant@saiab.ac.za


Provide two Portable Density Meters for the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB).

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 40/2018

Closing Date: 13 February 2018

Successful Bidder: Anton Paar Southern Africa

Contact person: Nkosinathi Mazungula,Tel:046-6035856,Email: n.mazungula@saiab.ac.za


Supply and deliver and install a Stereo Microscope, associated accessories (Camera and Software),Training to users, Maintenance and Support Service

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 35/2018

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Successful Bidder: Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Seshnee Reddy,Tel:046-6037789,Email: s.reddy@saiab.ac.za


Supply and deliver video and photographic camera equipment and accessories with after sales services

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 36/2018

Closing Date: 19 December 2017

Successful Bidder: ORMS (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Anthony Bernard,Tel:046-6035842,Email: a.bernard@saiab.ac.za


Supply and deliver underwater environmental physico-chemical data loggers and accessories and provide after sales support

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 29/2018

Closing Date: 19 December 2017

Successful Bidder: CW Price & Co (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Anthony Bernard,Tel:046-6035842,Email: a.bernard@saiab.ac.za


Supply and deliver research equipment

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 30/2018

Closing Date: 17 October 2017

Successful Bidder: SAINS Agencies

Contact person: Zipho Canda,Tel:046-6035873,Email: z.canda@saiab.ac.za


Supply and delivery of soft-seating office furniture to SAIAB

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 33/2018

Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Successful Bidder: Bidvest Waltons

Contact person: Linda Coetzee,Tel:046-6035801,Email: l.coetzee@saiab.ac.za


Supply and delivery of office Chairs and Bookcases to SAIAB

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 32/2018

Closing Date: 16 November 2017

Successful Bidder: Insight Office Furniture

Contact person: Linda Coetzee, Tel:046-6035801,Email: l.coetzee@saiab.ac.za


Supply and deliver,install(onsite) a fully functional,high-quality Franking machine as per specifications and provide training to users and maintenance services.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 31/2018

Closing Date: 10 November 2017

Successful Bidder: Kanon Products cc t/a Howard Manufacturing

Contact person: Ms Lulama Makana, Tel: 046-6035815 ,Email:l.makana@saiab.ac.za


Bids are hereby invited from experienced digital telephony provider to supply and install a VOIP based phone system, management system and handsets to replace a legacy PABX within the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB).The winning vendor will be required to procure subsequent extensions, upgrades and digital telephony services over a 36 month period.

Contract Number:

NRF/SAIAB/20-2018

Closing Date:

Wednesday, 18 October,2017

Successful Bidders:

VOX Telecom

Contract Period: Once Off

Contact Details:

Andrew Grant

Email: a.grant@saiab.ac.za

Tel: 046 603 5810


Appointment of experienced Network Vendors to supply,install and terminate network infrastructure such as network cabling,patch panels,frames,trunking,ducts and pole mounts as required within the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity(SAIAB) for a period of 36 months.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 19/2018

Closing Date: 20 October 2017

Successful Bidder: CHM Vuwani Computer Solutions

Contract Period: 3 years(36 months)

Contract Person: Andrew Grant,Tel:046-6035810,Email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za


Appointment of IT Vendor/s to source and deliver a high quality server enclosure and accessories as required within the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity(SAIAB) on a rotational basis for a period of 36 months.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 21/2018

Closing Date: 20 October 2017

Successful Bidder: Emedia IT

Contract Period: 36 months(3 years)

Contact Person: Andrew Grant,Tel:046-6035810,Email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za


Appointment of experienced IT/Office Automation Vendor to supply a high quality A3 Scanner with ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) to the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity(SAIAB).

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 22/2018

Closing Date: 20 October 2017

Successful Bidder: CHM Vuwani Computer Solutions

Contract Period: Once-off

Contact Person: Andrew Grant,Tel:046-6035810,Email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za


Appointment of experienced IT Vendor/s to supply general ICT,radio,network server equipment,software licenses along with consultation services as required within the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity(SAIAB) on a rotational basis for a period of 24 months.

Contract Number: NRF/SAIAB 23/2018

Closing Date: 18 October 2017

Successful Bidder/s: Cool Ideas t/a IT Solutions;CHM Vuwani;Datacentrix;Emedia IT

Contract period: 24 months(2 years)

Contact person: Andrew Grant,Tel:046-6035810,Email:a.grant@saiab.ac.za


Purchase of various scientific research equipment and accessories

Contract Number:

NRF/SAIAB/25-2018

Closing Date:

Monday, 16 October,2017

Successful Bidders:

Sea Technology Services(Pty) Ltd

Contract Period: Once Off

Contact Details:

Olaf Weyl

Email: o.weyl@saiab.ac.za

Tel: 046 603 5834