NRF/SARAO SDIG/24/2021-22

Supply, Delivery and Support of the Data Network Ethernet Switches and Interconnect for the MeerKAT Extension Project over a period of 5 years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKAR 04/2021-22

Closing date: Monday 22 November 2021, 11am
Note: Bids submitted after 11.00AM will be disqualified

Bid Submission Instructions: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

NRF/SARAO SHRM/18/2021-22

Appointment of a panel of recruitment agencies for SARAO for a period of three years

BID Number:  NRF/SARAO SHRM/18/2021-22

Closing date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 11am

Compulsory Clarification Session:

No briefing session will be held for this tender.

Submission Instructions: Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email. Bidders are to send an email to tenders@sarao.ac.za post submission, with their passwords and to confirm that their bids have been received, and this will be confirmed by SARAO by return of email.

NRF/SARAO SEAT/17/2021-22

Renovation and new build of SARAO artisan training centre in Carnarvon (planning, design services and space conversion), Northern Cape

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SEAT 17/2021-22

Closing date: Monday, 11 October 2021, 11am

Compulsory Clarification Session:

A virtual compulsory clarification meeting will be held as follows:
Date: 17 September 2021
Time: 11.00AM

A compulsory site visit will take place on 22 September 2021 at 09:30AM, at the following
venue – ERF 1883, No. 17 Masolke Street, Carnarvon, Northern Cape

Submission Instructions: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope.

 

NRF/SARAO SKAR 04/2021-22

Provision of Registered National Key Point Security Services for the SKA Facilities situated in the Carnarvon Area for a period of 3 Years (with an option to renew for a further 2 years) – RE-ADVERTISEMENT

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKAR 04/2021-22

Closing date: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11am

Compulsory Briefing Session and Site Inspection:

A compulsory on-site briefing session will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, 2 September 2021
Time: 09.00AM
Venue: Kareeberg Local Municipality Public Library located at 5 Lang Street, Carnarvon
GPS Co-ordinates: 30°57’28.18”S (latitude); 22° 7’38.36”E (longitude)
The briefing session will be followed by a compulsory site visit.

Submission Instructions: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope.

Description:

Provision of Registered National Key Point Security Services for the SKA Facilities situated in the Carnarvon Area for a period of 3 Years (with an option to renew for a further 2 years).

NRF/SARAO SNET/07/2021-22

Appointment of Contractor to Design and Increase Capacity of The Long-Haul Fibre from The Existing Fibre Link in Carnarvon Point of Present (POP) To SKA Site in Northern Cape and provide Fibre Drop-Offs to New Sites (Re-Advertisement)

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SNET/07/2021-22

Closing date: Monday, 6 September 2021, 11am

CIDB Contractor Grading: It is estimated that contractors must have a CIDB contractor grading designation of 4EP or higher. Potentially emerging enterprises who satisfy criteria stated in the Tender Data may submit tender offers.

Compulsory Bid Clarification Meeting (Virtual): A virtual compulsory bid clarification meeting will take place on Monday, 23 August 2021 at 10.00AM. To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link: https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcu2orTItHd3MlYQGKNSURPN0o0EgcsZs. After registering, bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Submission Instructions: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope. Receipts will be confirmed by SARAO via email.

SARAO requires the Appointment of Contractor to Design and Increase Capacity of The Long-Haul Fibre from The Existing Fibre Link in Carnarvon Point of Present (POP) To SKA Site in Northern Cape and provide Fibre Drop-Offs to New Sites.

NRF/SARAO SAGA/20/2021-22

Provision of Wireless Access Point and VSAT Equipment to Farmhouses in the Karoo Astronomy Advantage Areas, for a period of 3 years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO PEP6 16/2021-22

Closing date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021 11.00 AM

Compulsory Briefing Session: A compulsory virtual briefing session will take place on Friday, 13 August 2021 at 10.00AM. To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link: https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc-yurzsuHd10cH-38GqJ-Y6fGwNHY8Os. After registering, bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.
The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope.

Summary:

SARAO requires a service provider for the provision of Wireless Access Point and VSAT Equipment to Farmhouses in the Karoo Astronomy Advantage Areas, for a period of 3 years.

NRF/SARAO PEP6 16/2021-22

Appointment of a service provider/ Engineer for Quality Assurance of the Fibre Network Installation on the Meerkat Extension Project for a Period of 24 Months and Design of Fibre Infrastructure for Various SARAO Sites for a period of 36 Months

BID Number: NRF/SARAO PEP6 16/2021-22

Closing date: Friday, 6 August 2021 11.00 AM

Non-Compulsory Virtual Briefing Session: A non-compulsory virtual briefing session will be held for this tender on Friday, 16 July 2021 at 10.00AM. To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link: https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldOmtqDsiE9K8cqgVufXpm3fYr7n0fc9D. After registering, bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bid Submission:Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.
The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope.

Summary:

SARAO requires the professional engineering services of a fibre supervisor who will be responsible for quality assurance of fibre installations on the MeerKAT extension project at the SKA site in the Karoo, Northern Cape Province. Furthermore, SARAO also requires the professional services of a fibre design specialist, who will be assigned to various infrastructure projects for a period of 36 months.

NRF/SARAO SKA1/01/2021-22

Industrialisation, Production and Installation of the SKA Single Pixel Feed (SPF) Helium Service Subsystem for the MeerKAT Extension Project

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKA1/01/2021-22

Closing date: Monday, 2 August 2021 11.00 AM

Compulsory Bid Clarification Meeting (Virtual): A compulsory virtual briefing session will be held for this tender on 12 July 2021 at 10.00AM.
To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link:
https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuduorz8oGdFCVH1dF5nybeL9SNs5FT0w
After registering, bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.
The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial electronic folder.

Summary:

South Africa (SARAO) has been responsible for managing the development of the SPF systems and to develop the detailed designs of some of the SPF components. SARAO wants to industrialise these components to prepare for delivering these components in the construction phase with the first production run being for the first 20 (MK+) of the 133 identical SKA Dishes of the SKA_MID design. South Africa has expressed a keen interest in delivering these components as part of its contribution to the SKA_MID construction.

NRF/SARAO SJHB/03/2021-22

Provision of 295 Days design and construction works for The Conversion of Commercial Office Space at NRF Observatory Building, Observatory, Johannesburg

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SJHB/03/2021-22

Closing date: Friday, 16 July 2021 11.00 AM

CIDB Contractor Grading: It is estimated that contractors must have a CIDB contractor grading designation of 5GB or higher. Potentially emerging enterprises who satisfy criteria stated in the Tender Data may submit tender offers

Compulsory Bid Clarification Meeting (Virtual): A virtual compulsory clarification meeting will take place on 23 June 2021 at 10.00 AM. To register in advance for the clarification meeting, click on the following link:
https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-uspjgjG9KnPvBM6qU8Pvd4EFSjOBqP
After registering, bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Site Inspection (Compulsory): 24 June 2021 at 10.00 AM

Venue for Site Venue: The Johannesburg Observatory, 18A Gill Street, Johannesburg

Details of Site Visit: Persons attending the clarification meeting and site visit must be duly authorised to represent the bidder. Persons arriving more than 15 minutes after the commencement of the meeting will not be admitted into the meeting room and will be deemed to have not attended the meeting and as such, will be precluded from submitting a bid. Any bid submitted by a bidder not represented at the clarification meeting and site visit will be rejected.

Bid Submission:Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za. Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format. The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email. Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope. Receipts will be confirmed by SARAO via email.

Summary:

Suitably experienced and qualified Contractors are invited to respond to this bid invitation for the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)

NRF/SARAO SKAR 04/2021-22

Provision of Registered National Key Point Security Services for the ska facilities situated in the Carnarvon Area for a period of 3 Years (with an option to renew for a further 2 years)

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKAR 04/2021-22

Closing date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 11.00 AM

Compulsory Bid Clarification Meeting (Virtual): A virtual briefing session will be held using the Zoom Application, on Friday, 18 June 2021 at 10:00AM.
To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link:
https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdemtqT8tG9dsDvm4nOh_0koyHEcfWQuZ
After registering, prospective bidders will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Site Inspection (Non-compulsory):
A non-compulsory site visit will be held on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 10:00AM.
Venue: SKA Klerefontein Support Base: Security Control Point

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@ska.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.
The financial response must be password protected. Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
Bidders are to send an email to tenders@ska.ac.za post submission with the password to their financial envelope.

Summary:

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) manages the radio astronomy observatories located in the Karoo (Northern Cape) and Hartbeestfontein (Gauteng). The objective of this tender is to appoint a service provider to render security services for the SKA site in the Karoo.

The NRF acquired two farms during 2007 to provide for the construction of the KAT-7 and MeerKat Radio telescope. During 2012, South Africa was appointed as one of the two countries to host the SKA Radio Telescope. To provide for the construction and protection of the SKA Radio Telescope, the NRF acquired additional land over a 2-year period from 2015 to 2017. The SKA site now covers 135 245 hectares in extent.