Overview of the NERCHA Procurement Unit
The Procurement Unit at NERCHA is primarily responsible for:
- Conducting all procurement in compliance with NERCHA's procurement policy
- Management of supplier relationships - Tenders, Purchase Orders, and Payment Issues
- Client relationship management - both externally and internally
How to become a supplier
In order to become a NERCHA supplier, you are required to respond to the tender in the manner indicated. Ensure that all the information requested is completed before submitting along with the requested documentation. NERCHA will assess whether your business complies with certain preset requirements which shall be stipulated in the invitation document.
NERCHA publishes available tenders in the following media channels:
- Local newspapers, like the Times of swaziland and the Swazi Observer;
- On this website under the Tenders and Contracts section and;
- On the Eswatini Public Procurement Regulatory authority (SPPRA) website.
NERCHA does not provide or allow electronic bidding or tendering.
Evaluation of Tenders
Evaluation criterion shall be indicated in the Bid Document and will be dependent on that tender. Bids are then examined by an approved Technical Evaluation Committee which shall make recommendations of award of contract to the entity Tender Board. A technical report is compiled during evaluation which is then submitted to the Entity Tender Board by Secretariat (Procurement Unit) for approval.
Tenders must be submitted in the format and number of copies as indicated in the Bid Document. They should be put into the prescribed tender box on or before the closing time on the closing date. Late tenders and or submissions are not accepted.
In terms of section 45 of the Public Procurement Act No. 7 of 2011 (the Act), a notice is given and published that a contract award decision for that tender has been reached by the approval’s authority. Further, in the very same notice, section 45(4), 46, and 47 of the Act, all tenderers who submitted bids are also notified that a period of ten (10) working days is allowed for submission of any application for review from the stated date of first publication of that notice. The notice is published on national dailies through ESPPRA.
Then an award letter and or contract is issued to that successfully evaluated bidder in the event that there is no application for reviews or any other concerns.