Management Of Gum Plantation Invitation To Bid

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS IN RESPECT FOR
THE MANAGEMENT OF 538HA GUM PLANTATION,
RICHMOND COMMONAGE
The Richmond Municipality hereby requests for proposals from suitably qualified companies
who have experience in managing the Municipal owned timber plantations, adjoining the town
of Richmond (KwaZulu-Natal).
The plantations comprise approximately 538ha of eucalyptus (gum) pulpwood of various ages.
The objectives of the Municipality include the promotion of local economic development
(LED) and broad based BBBEE. Proposals should indicate how the proposed management
arrangements for the plantations could contribute to these objectives.
Detailed proposals must include the following: • Details of the company including a
Summary of Forestry Experience and Resources (must display proven track record on
timber management and harvesting) • Detailed market plan • Indicate how LED and BBBEE
objectives can be accommodated.
Compulsory briefing session will be held on the 6th of July 2018, 10h00 in the Council
Chamber, 57 Shepstone Street, Richmond 3780. The briefing session will then be followed
by the site visit which forms part of the compulsory briefing. The proposal documents must
be reserved in writing through the office of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) by 04 July
2018, Wednesday, for the attention of Zamani Shezi by e-mail: zamani.shezi@richmond.gov.za
General Eligibility Criteria: • Proof of registration with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
• Company Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) • Must be CSD registered • Valid SARS
Tax Clearance Certificate • Certified copy of BBBEE certificate/sworn affidavit • Public
Liability Insurance • OHS Act or similar safety compliance certificate (including safety plan/
record) • Confirmation of COID certificate • Letter from the bank/accounting officer proving
financial stability • All Municipal Bid Documents (MBD) related documents.
The Tender will be evaluated in terms of the following functionality:
RICHMOND MUNICIPALITY
UMKHANDLU WASEKHAYA RICHMOND
NO. CRITERIA POINTS
1 Proof of registration with FSC 20
2 Experience in management
of plantation
4 years or more = 40
1- 3 years = 20
3 Detailed Market plan Commitment letter from third party = 20
4 LED Objectives Letter confirming participation in LED Objectives = 20
Enquiries are to be directed as follows: (a) Technical enquiries: Sinegugu Ngubane, e-mail:
snegugu.ngubane@richmond.gov.za / tel. (033) 212 2155. (b) SCM/Proposal document
enquiries to: Expenditure Accountant, Nathi Ngubane, e-mail: nathi@richmond.gov.za / tel.
(033) 212 2155.
The completed Request For Proposal Document must be sealed and endorsed “REQUEST
FOR PROPOSALS FOR MANAGEMENT OF 538HA GUM PLANTATION” and must
be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Reception Area, 57 Shepstone Street,
Richmond, 3780 and must be received by no later than 10h00 am on 06 August 2018. No
faxed, electronic documents, etc. will be accepted. Documents received post-closing date and
time will be returned unopened.
The Richmond Municipality is not obliged to accept lowest bid or any part thereof and in
addition reserves the right not to accept any bid and therefore retains the right not to proceed
with the management of municipal plantation.
MRS. A.B MNIKATHI: MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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