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SA Tenders and Contracts

Search Criteria

This search function allows you to locate tenders that match a set of criteria. When the search is initiated, it will return all tenders results that match all of the specified criteria. In other words, if a category and agency are specified, then the tender must meet both those criteria, as opposed to either of them.

Search Criteria
The table below lists the various search criteria. In this table, the "Wildcard" column indicates the value that will cause the specific criterion to be ignored.

Search CriterionWildcardPossible Values Behaviour
Keywords[blank] FreetextPerforms a full text search on the tender title, description and category description, using the specified terms.
Tender StateAnyA specific tender stateReturns tenders in the specified state
Tender TypeAnyA specific type of tenderReturns tenders of the specified type
CategoryAnyA top level categoryReturns tenders with a category that is equal to the specified category, or is a descendent of the specified category
Issued byAnyA tender issuing agencyReturns tenders issued by the specified agency
Partial Tender Code[blank]Any sequence of numbers or lettersReturns all tenders with a tender code that contains the specified character sequence
Opening date[blank]A start date, and optional end dateReturns all tenders that open after the specified start and before the specified end date.
Closing date[blank]An end date, and optional start dateReturns all tenders that close before the specified end date, and after the specified start date.

To perform a search, fill one or more of the search criteria and click Search for Tenders. After a short while, the search results page will appear with the tenders that meet the specified criteria.

When the search results are presented, they are grouped and ordered according to one the following options:

  • Ungrouped, ordered by closing date
  • Grouped by Agency, then ordered by closing date
  • Grouped by Category, then ordered by closing date