Awards and their Contracts

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


Supply Field Fluorometer, Multi-probe,Li_COR light meter, Field balances, Water current meter, Water bath and Hot plate

Contract Number:

NRF/SAIAB/24-2018

Closing Date and Time: 

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 11:00

Successful Bidders: 

Spellbound Lab Solutions

Contract Period: Once Off

Contact Details: 

Olaf Weyl

Email: o.weyl@saiab.ac.za

Tel: 046 603 5834


Supply of boating consumables, cleaning material and spares for vessels based in Durban Marina

Contract Number:

NRF/SAIAB/18-2018

Closing Date and Time: 

Friday, 13 October, 2017 - 11:00

Successful Bidders: 

Donna Marine Supplies CC t/a Ski-Port Supply

Contract Period: 4 Years

Contact Details: 

Thor Eriksen

Email: t.eriksen@saiab.ac.za

Cell: 082 521 2129


Supply and Installation of mobile shelving on the 01st floor of the SAIAB collection building

Contract Number: 

NRF/SAIAB/2018-008

Closing Date and Time: 

Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 - 11:00

Successful Bidders: 

Universal Storage Systems (Pty) Ltd

Total Bid Price: R848 406. 66 VAT Inclusive

Total Points: 84

Points for Price: 80

B-BBEE Level and Points Claimed: 7(4)

Contract Period: Once Off

Contact Details: 

Nkosi Khuzwayo

Email: N.Khuzwayo@saiab.ac.za

Tel: 046 603 5805


Appointment of a suitably qualified Service Provider to conduct a Sea Safety Training in the Durban and Port Elizabeth Area

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB 15/-2018

Closing Date and Time:

30 August 2017

Successful Bidder:

Sea Safety Group (Pty) Ltd

Contract Period:  3 Years

Contact Person: Thor Eriksen


Supply and Installation of a Next-Generation DNA Sequencer, Spare Parts and Upgrades including downstream Reagents and Consumables as and when required for a period of Five Years.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-009

Closing Date and Time:

17 February 2017

Successful Bidder:

Whitehead Scientific (Pty) Ltd

Contract Period: 5 Years

Contact Person: Wendy Sweetman


Provision of Optical Low Volume Oxygen Sensing Equipment that will Complement and Expand the Existing System

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-026

Closing Date and Time: 

17 June 2017

Successful Bidder:

Loligo® Systems

Contract Period:  5 years

Contact Person:  Wendy Sweetman


Service Provider to provide Cleaning / Janitorial materials (including Toilet Paper and Paper Towels), equipment and related products on a needs basis for a period of 5 years. SAIAB reserves the right to shorten or extend the indicated period.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-022

Closing Date and Time:

Friday @ 17:00pm, 25 November 2016

Successful Bidder:

Pamreen Sales CC

Contract Period: 5 Years

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


Service Provider to provide and deliver a virtualised next generation (NG) firewall.A downstream support and purchasing of ad hoc products agreement will be in place for the next 5 years.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-019

Closing Date and Time:

Tuesday @ 17:00pm, 29 November 2016

Successful Bidder:

Emedia IT

Contract Period: 5 Years

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


Service Provider to provide stationery, office equipment and related products on a needs basis for a period of 4 years.  SAIAB reserves the right to shorten or extend the indicated period.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-018

Closing Date and Time:

Friday @ 17:00pm, 21 October 2016

Successful Bidder:

Bidvest Waltons

Contract Period: 4 Years

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


Appointment of contractors to provide general building maintenance services and minor works to buildings on a needs basis for a period of 3 years. 

The services of successful Bidders will be used on a rotational basis.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-016

Closing Date and Time:

Tuesday @ 17:00pm, 20 September 2016

Successful Bidders on Rotational Basis:

Anzel Trading 1058 CC

Brown's Multi-Construction Services

Du Preez Builders

Gardenmaster

Grahamstown Glass

Contract Period: 3 Years

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


Completion of the first floor of the Collection building at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Main Contractor

Contract number : NRF/SAIAB/2016-004

Closing date and time:   1100hrs  10 August 2016

Successful bidder:  Alexander Construction Trust

Total bid price:  R7 766 944.37

Points for price:  90

Points for B- BEE:  10

B-BEE level:  1

Nominated Specialist Sub-contractors:

1. NRF/SAIAB/2016-021  Electrical Installation

Jeeva Theophilus Management Services t/a Power Connection

Total bid price: R873 096.52 

Total points:  100  

B-BEE level:   1

2. NRF/SAIAB/2016-022  HVAC Installation

Advanced Air Solutions

Total bid price: R1 803 228.99   

Total points:   92.79  

B-BEE level: 2

3. NRF/SAIAB/2016-025 Lift installation 

Otis (Pty) Ltd

Total bid price: R875 520   

Total points:   100   

B-BEE level: Non compliant


SAIAB seeks to appoint a service provider(s) who can supply and deliver diesel to an accessible jetty to enable refueling of the new 15m research vessel. A supplier is required for each of the four locations from which the vessel will be operating, namely Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Richards Bay.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-015

Closing Date and Time:

Monday @ 17:00pm, 29 August 2016

Successful Bidders:

World Marine

Anchor Petroleum

Burner & Boiler Fuel

Contract Period: 24 Months

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


SAIAB seeks to appoint a Service Provider who can supply, install and commission a new standby 150KVA Diesel Generator.  Downstream service and maintenance to be included.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-012

Closing Date and Time:

Tuesday @ 17:00pm, 16 August 2016

Successful Bidders:

Coszamo Technical CC

Contract Period: 12 Months Service Guarantee

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


SAIAB seeks to appoint a Service Provider who can supply and deliver pipette tips and tip boxes for a period of three (3) years as per the specifications supplied in the invitation to bid. 

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-011

Closing Date and Time:

Tuesday @ 17:00pm, 05 July 2016

Successful Bidder:

The Scientific Group

Contract Period: Three years

Contact Person: Carolene Brooks


SAIAB requires the supply, installation and monitoring of vehicle tracking system for SAIAB's fleet of vehicles for a period of 3 years.

BID Number:

NRF/SAIAB/2017-005

Closing Date and Time:</s