Category: Procurement

TENET RCCP II: Phase 6 – RFI for WSU Butterworth and UFS Qwa Qwa Connectivity – closed

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has agreed to a funding proposal request to continue with the connection of university rural campuses to the SANReN.

The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for the Rural Campus Connectivity Project II, Phase 6 connection of sites to SANReN.There is an urgent requirement to provision an end-to-end 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) managed circuit for two campuses to SANReN, namely the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Ibika Butterworth campus and the University of the Free State (UFS) QwaQwa campus

See RCCP II Phase 6 RFI for more details on the TENET website.

For any queries relating to the RFP, please contact Helga Van Wyk – RCCP II Project Manager on 076 457 1680 or helga@tenet.ac.za

Note closing date: 6 March 2019

TENET RFP: Dark Fibre for Johannesburg Metro site connections – closed

The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) to upgrade the Johannesburg Metro connections between sites with Dark Fibre

See RFP – Dark Fibre for Jhb Metro Site Connections for more details on the TENET website.

For any queries relating to the RFP, please contact Helga Van Wyk – RCCP II Project Manager on 076 457 1680 or helga@tenet.ac.za

Note closing date: 14 March 2019

SABEN RFP: TVET Colleges Connection Project (TCCP) – closed

The “TVET Colleges Connection Project (TCCP)” is an ICT infrastructure initiative by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) funded through a National Skills Fund (NSF) grant to connect Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College campuses to the South African National Research Network (SANReN). The purpose of this project is to solve bandwidth poverty at South Africa’s TVET Colleges by connecting them to the SANReN, thereby enabling them to contribute to meeting the goals of the developmental state.

The DHET has appointed the South African Broadband Education Network (SABEN) to implement the project.

SABEN is a non-profit company that was formed as a collaboration between the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) and the SANReN Competency Area (SCA), at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), specifically to connect TVET colleges to SANReN. Initially, SABEN assisted colleges to self-fund their connections to the SANReN.

This SABEN RFP process intends to identify providers to be contracted to:

  • connect the identified sites; and
  • provide three years of connection service.

SABEN will utilise the grant funding to cover the capital expenditures (up-front costs) for the envisaged connections. SABEN will recover the monthly operating costs over the connection service period from the respective TVET Colleges.

There are 12 RFP’s published. They can be accessed at TCCP Connectivity RFP on the SABEN website.


SANReN RFP: Dark Fibre for SARAO – closed

SANReN has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the supply, Installation and commissioning of dark fibre infrastructure for the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) from Carnarvon to Beaufort West.

Bid Number: 3259/08/02/2019

Publish date: 11 December 2018

Closing date: 08 February 2019 at 16h30

RFP documents can be found on the National Treasury eTender Publication Portal

Compulsory briefing session: 18 January 2019 at 10h00 at the CSIR Meraka Institute, Building 43, Meiring Naude Road

TENET RFP: Johannesburg Metro core upgrade to dark fibre – closed

The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) to upgrade the Johannesburg Metro Core Points-of-Presence with Dark Fibre

See RFP – Johannesburg Metro Fibre Upgrade for more details on the TENET website.

For any queries relating to the RFP, please contact Helga Van Wyk – RCCP II Project Manager on 076 457 1680 or helga@tenet.ac.za

Note closing date: 19 November 2018

TENET’s RCCP II, Phase Five RFP for site connections – closed

The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Rural Campus Connectivity Project II, Phase five list of sites to be connected to SANReN.

See RCCP II Phase Five RFP for more details on the TENET website.

For any queries relating to the RFP, please contact Helga Van Wyk – RCCP II Project Manager on 076 457 1680 or helga@tenet.ac.za