TENDER NO: 68/2017

  • Date Created: Friday, 27 October 2017
  • Closure Date: 02 November 2017





The scope of the works comprises of the bidder submitting a proposal and bid on the best economical and acceptable method to remove all unwanted biomass material over a riparian zone of the Berg river called the Bosplaas - Tomis site of 9,6 hectares, situated between Hermon & Sonkwasdrift. The biomass material comprises of dry logs, live growing trees and broken trees lying in the river as well as re-growth.



The proposal must include methodology for the removal of said biomass and must take into account environmental laws, regulations and sensitivity of the area with regard to the bidders proposed methodology and will therefore be a functional requirement in the award of this bid. The proposal must have a timeline, itemised, and cost indicated as well as the discounted economic value and market use of the disposed biomass on bid form CBD 3.1. Further functional requirements is the capacity to perform the work in said time and references of past and similar work.


The  removal  of  invasive  alien  vegetation  from  the  environmentally  sensitive  riparian  zone  is specialized work that requires competent human resources that are adequately skilled in working with heavy and dangerous machinery in aquatic and undulating conditions. The safety of all staff is of paramount importance in the implementation of this project.  Due  to  the  sensitive  biodiversity  within  the  riparian  zone  of  the  Berg  River,  the  use  of  any equipment which has the potential to cause extensive damage to the river banks and indigenous flora may not be used.



The specialised skill of work will also entail the contractor to have extensive experience with fire management and control measures. This is extremely dangerous work and the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be strictly enforced.


The contractor must put all necessary precautions in place to work under these conditions. A detailed risk management plan and Occupational Health & Safety specification is provided.


The scope of the works comprises of the supply and management of machinery and specialised labour to fell trees, site preparation, treat tree stumps with herbicide to prevent re-growth, cut to size and remove all specified biomass from site.


Documents are available at Casidra SOC Ltd, 22 Louws Avenue, Southern Paarl.  Documents can also be obtained from Mr Jacques Swanepoel via email on jswanepoel@casidra.co.za.


In accordance with Casidra’s Preferential Procurement Policy, this bid as further indicated in CBD 5.1 is subject to:

B-BBEE certified bids will receive preferential scores;


BID DEADLINE:  The closing date for the bid is 2nd November 2017 strictly at 12H00pm.






Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name of the bidder clearly marked “REMOVAL OF ALIEN BIOMASS – BOSPLAAS TOMIS – BID NO. 68/2017” and placed in the bid box available at Reception of Casidra’s Head Office, 22 Louws Avenue, Southern Paarl.  No faxed, counter-to-counter courier or posted bids will be accepted.






All bids above R30 000 will be subjected to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and regulations, whereby B-BBEE certified service providers will receive a preferential score.