Dannhauser Municipality KZN 254

    8 Church Street Telephone: 034 621 2666
    Private Bag X1011 Facsimile : 034 621 2342

    Date of Advert: 01/06/2020
    Quotation Number: RFQ/909

    Kindly furnish us with a written quotation for the supply of the goods/services as detailed in the enclosed schedule.

    The quotation must be submitted on the letter head of your business no later than, 09 JUNE 2020 at 12H00.

    Quotation are to be submitted in a sealed envelope; clearly marked “Quotation number & Description” must be deposited in the tender box situated at the reception area of Dannhauser Municipality offices, 8 church street, Dannhauser 3080

    The following conditions will apply:

    • Price(s) quoted must be valid for at least thirty (30) days from date of your offer.
    • Price(s) quoted must be firm and must be inclusive of VAT.
    • A firm delivery period must be indicated.
    • Bidders must include their certified BBBEE certificate copy (MBD 6.1).
    • Bidders must include both original Tax Clearance Certificate and SARS Pin.
    • This quotation will be evaluated in terms of the 80/20 preference point system as prescribed in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (No 5 of 2000) and for this purpose the enclosed forms MBD 4, MBD 6.1, MBD 8 & MBD 9 must be scrutinized, completed and submitted together with your quotation. ( MBD forms are available from SCM office & from the website www.dannhauser.gov.za under Budget then scm forms)
    • Bidders must be registered on the Central Supplier Database and proof of registration must be submitted.
    • The successful provider will be the one scoring the highest points.
    • Preference will first be made to local service providers.
    • Bidders are required to submit their most recent municipal accounts for their business location or their personal residence account i.e. rates/refuse or Proof of residence for those who reside in rural areas.
    • Bidders must fill in the RFQ register stating the date and time of when they submitted their RFQs, available at the tender box.
    • Bidders must be registered on The Dannhauser Municipality Suppliers database, forms are available from the website www.dannhauser.gov.za & from reception.
    • Dannhauser Municipality does not binds itself to accept the lowest, or any quote.
    • The Municipality reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to quotations/proposal and/or to re-advertise or to reject any quotations/proposal or to accept a part of it.
    • The municipality reserve the right to appoint a portion or split the service to a service provider.
    • The Municipality does not bind itself to accepting the lowest quotations/proposal or award a contract to the bidder scoring the highest number of points.

    NB: No quotations will be considered from persons in the service of the state
    Failure to comply with these conditions may invalidate your offer.



    Technical specification for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
    1 Requirement 4 No. of sets
    2 General description:

    Positive pressure open circuit compressed air self-contained BA set working duration of at 45 minutes including 10 safety margin.
    It should have approval from BS/EN 136, 137, 139/93 or ISO 9001 and should bear mark of relevant specification. The set should operate efficiently in variety of harsh environment and capable of withstanding rough uses of fire brigade i.e hot, cold, wet humid, cramped and zero visibility and must be simple to wear.
    The weight and ergonomics of the set, when fitted with ancillary equipment should be so designed that it is spread over the frame of the human skeleton, and not to cause physical damage to the wearer and is comfortable. Design of set should allow for safe accessible shall continue to function satisfactory after being submerged into the water to maximum depth of one meter.
    The total weight of set with filled cylinder should not exceed 12 kg.
    3 Breathing apparatus cylinder:

    Should be of seamless super light weight cylinder of adequate water capacity for 45 minutes effective duration at filling pressure not exceeding 300 bar duly hydro-tested to 1.5 times of filling pressure, (must bear ISO/BS/DIN/NIOSH/EN mark on body of cylinder).

    Should have test certificate from authorized test station of the country from where it has been imported/manufactured. It must have approval from CCE, Nagpur and should be painted a per latest cylinder rules.

    The cylinder should be marked with photo luminescent strip in which a way that when set is assembled it is visible from back side to trace/follow the BA wearer in smoke filled compartment. Colour code should be as per IS 3933:1966 (colour identification of gas cylinder and related equipment for medical purpose).

    The cylinder shall contain a closing valve incorporating a pressure gauge for indication of pressure of the cylinder at all times.

    The air pressure of the cylinder should be reduced by two stage pressure reduction system.

    Air quality of cylinder for supplied air respirator should be as per specified in Annex A of IS 9623:2008.

    Cylinders manufactured for more than one year shall not be acceptable.

    4 Cylinder valves:

    The cylinder valve should be both operated, perpendicular to cylinder but should not protrude beyond cylinder width, having safety device to prevent accidentally closure of valve.

    The design of valve should be such that in case of spindle is broken it can be repaired when cylinder is full.

    Cylinder valve should bear mark of relevant specification and should have approval of BS/EN/DIN/NIOSH.

    A test certificate from authorized test lab & approval of code supplied.

    The valve assembly must include anti-debris tube for preventing the debris flowing from the cylinder to air circuit and should also have universal coupling for connecting different type of sets and air compressor.
    5 Pressure reducer:

    Compact designed should the cylinder pressure up to 7 to 10 bars to meet the design requirement of demand valve and should maintain the same reduced pressure even with decreasing cylinder pressure.

    It should have built in pressure relief valve, designed to prevent excess pressure in the low pressure circuit and also safety device to restrict the flow in high pressure circuit in case of failure/damage of high pressure hose.

    The pressure reducer also contains the sintered metal filtering out particles up to size of 20 microns or greater. It shall be in open position against the high pressure inlet and shall in the direction of air flow.
    6 Second-man attachment:

    Provision for second man/airline attachment should be provided. The designed should be such that through same connection air from another BA wearer can be fed and also the second face mask could be used. Coupling used be quick release type.

    7 Integrated control unit:

    Water proof pressure gauge having luminous dial reading up to 4000 bars should be positioned in such a way that it can be read by BA wearer conveniently.

    It should be mounted in stainless steel case having corrosion resistance and protected by rubber cover. Gauge dial should be photo luminescent and shatter proof polycarbonate glass.

    It should be mounted on left shoulder. The dial must be marked red to indicate low pressure in the cylinder, in addiction to warning whistle set to operate at a pressure when it is left with a 10 minutes’ air in the cylinder. It should be protected by safety device including restriction valve that will limit the loss of air in event of damage of pressure gauge to 10 liters/minutes maximum.

    The system incorporates a gauge to monitor the following:
    a) Pressure
    b) Temperature
    c) Remaining service time
    d) Alarm at low cylinder pressure
    8 Low pressure warning whistle:

    BA set must be provided with low pressure warning whistle, which shall operate automatically, when cylinder pressure drops to predetermined pressure (i.e air in the cylinder is left for 10 minutes at the rate of 40 liters/minutes) for safety margins.
    9 Hoses:

    Hoses should be impact resistant and flame resistant stainless steel braided over hydra covered hose and fitted with suitable coupling, or manufactured to withstand desired operational objective.
    10 Demand valves:

    The valve should have compact design, low profile, automatic positive pressure, operable with first breath/quick fitting coupling when fixed with supply to wearer on demand to perform various nature of hard/strenuous job during fire fighting, rescue etc. in smoke/toxic, hot, humid and hazardous atmosphere.

    It should be quiet in operation to prevent disturbance during communication between BA wearers. It should also have a provision of bye-pass valve to provide extra air in case wearer demands and should be totally independent from demand valve functioning (EN-137).

    It should continue to function satisfactory after being submerged in water to a maximum depth of one meter, once worn by BA wearer. The provision of shut off button on demand valve assembly should also be made for stopping air flow in face mask, which should be capable of de-activating on next breath. The coupling should be of quick release mechanism type to unplugged demand valve from the mask connector.
    11 Full face mask:

    The mask must be made from Silicon or EPDM-rubber.

    It should be pan-seal including optically correct and with view replaceable visor made from poly-carbonate having resistance to chemicals and shock and should be ant scratch.

    The inner mask should allow air to pass across the visor to keep it free from condensation and should reduce the dead space within the face-mark to prevent accumulation of carbon dioxide to uncomfortable level.

    Speech diaphragm for effective communication should be provided. A safety device should be incorporated in the exhalation valve to release excess pressure in the face mask than the design positive pressure.

    It should be provided with suitable strap with locking for easy donning the face mask. Strap made of fire retardant material should also be provided. It should have double reflex sealing and quick fitting plug-in connection for demand valve.

    This mask should bear mark of relevant specification.

    For preventing the deterioration of face-mask from the effect of ultra violet light and also dust etc., a suitable black bag shall be provided with each face mask.

    Special adjustable rubber straps allow attaching the mask to the helmet quickly and securely, without need to take off the helmet. Similarly, the mask can be comfortably detached from the helmet if there is no longer a need for respiratory protection during work.

    Manufacturers/ suppliers shall submit fit-up test, exhalation and inhalation valve resistant test report conducted by authorized agencies/notified body according to IS/EN or CE standards.

    12 Harness:

    The harness should be fire resistance, should not deteriorate or shrink in contact with water/moisture/water miscible substances or on contact with oil grease etc., and also provide resistance to chemicals, it neither should not built up static electricity nor retain static charge.

    It should be fully adjustable to be worn by a fireman having variation in height and waist size. The design should be such that wearer could don the apparatus quickly without the aid of another including the chest strap, if provided should be easily distinguishable by touch. The method of fastening should be of similar and also the adjustment. The buckles provided should be quick release type. The light weight webbing harness ensures optimal load, balance, comfort and reduced wearer fatigue.
    13 Black plate:

    Adjustable back plate with innovative foldable protective foot made of composite material/light weight carbon fiber, ergonomically and ribbed design covered with flame retardant anti-slip neoprene to prevent the possibility of incurring radiant heat through the direct contact with metal and should give maximum safety to the wearer in all the difficult situation such as, rough working conditions during fire fighting operations, cold hot, wet/humid and cramped atmosphere.

    The back place should be designed to carry that different diameters of BA cylinders. The strap should have quick release coupling for changing cylinder. Back plate also includes strong carrying handle.
    14 Carrying case:

    a) A standard strong carrying case store complete assembled BA set along with BA cylinder should be provided. It should be designed in such a way that all parts of the assembled set could be placed in its proper position.
    b) A back colour plastic bag to avoid deterioration due to the effect of ultra violet light and also to prevent mask being contaminated by oil, fuel, dust etc. it will be used to cover the face mask and then store in the carrying case.
    15 Test clauses:

    Type of test:
    Any set of breathing apparatus offered in fulfillment of this specification should pass satisfactorily the following test as are relevant to the class of apparatus offered. It is intended that these tests should be made at the manufacturers/suppliers works or fire brigade or elsewhere, to be arranged by manufacturer/suppliers at their own cost.
    16 Test details:

    A. Performance:
    Two set of breathing with each of two identical set to ensure that the apparatus causes no undue discomfort to the average wearer for full period of 30 minutes. Each test should be carried-out by a different wearer. For these tests each wearer will walk at a regular rate 6.4 km/hour on level ground and also at higher speed to check the performance of demand valve.
    B. Low cylinder pressure warning device:
    Tests to check that the warning device complies with the requirements laid down in EN specification.

    C. Demand valve:
    Tests to check fulfilment of requirements laid down in the EN specification.

    D. Approval:
    The approval from any of the approved tests houses like DIN/BS/NIOSH-shall be essential.

    E. CO² Test:
    To check CO² proportion of inspired air doesn’t exceed 2%. Sample to be taken as near to the mouth as possible at 10 minutes’ interval during the performance test as laid down in EN specification.

    F. Temperature:
    Test to check that during the performance test, the temperature of the inspired air doesn’t exceed 20° C above the ambient temperature in which the apparatus is worn and reading to be taken at the 10 minutes’ intervals.

    G. Tests of Acceptance:
    a) Acceptance test should include a performance test, leakage test, flow test, safety devices functional test, low pressure warning test,
    b) The apparatus shall continue to function satisfactory after being submerged in water to maximum depth of one meter.
    17 Workmanship and finish:

    It is essential that the standard of workmanship and finish of all parts is such that replacement parts can be supplied and that they will fit correctly and without difficulty. Exposed metal parts would have a finish which can be kept up without the use of metal polish or any other special preparation.
    18 Tools:

    Tools necessary for routine testing and servicing must be provided with each set along with one kit of consumable spares.
    19 Instruction book:

    An instruction book in English, for the guidance of the users including both operating and normal maintenance procedure must be supplied. The book must include an itemized and illustrated spare parts list, giving reference numbers to all parts.
    20 Training:

    The supplier shall provide training to selected staff/Officer for operation and maintenance of BA set
    21 Spares:

    Suppliers shall ensure availability and supply of fast spare at short notice for at least five years. The supplier shall provide a price list of such spares along with commercial bid.
    22 Warrantly/Guaranty:

    The apparatus shall be covered by a warranty providing protection against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of ten (10) years, except for the pressure reducer, which shall be covered for fifteen (15) years.


    08 church Street, Dannhauser Municipality, for more info please contact Mr Siyabonga Khumalo on 034 621 2666 between 07H30 and 16H00 with lunch interval of 13H00 to 13H30.

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