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​Tender Processes


How to become a Transnet Freight Rail supplier

TendersA supplier declaration form for new Trade Vendors  must be completed to become a supplier to Transnet Freight Rail.


Ensure that all the information requested is completed, before submitting with the requested documentation. Transnet Freight Rail will assess whether your business complies with certain preset standards, which are required in order to supply certain items or services.


More detail about our procurement procedures is available in our guide to tenderers.


Publication of tenders

Transnet Freight Rail publishes advertisements of available tenders on the National Treasury Portal,

TFR Tender Portal  and the National press. 

Note that for the time being there will be restrictions on physical collection of documentation. Deposit boxes will still be open at Tender Advice Centers for physical submissions.

All tender documents can be found and downloaded for free from the above mentioned Internet locations


Tender submission to Transnet Freight Rail

Tenders must be put into the prescribed tender box, or faxed to the prescribed number, before the closing time on the closing date. Late tenders will not be accepted.

Tender documents indicate names and telephone numbers of contact persons who can be contacted regarding any uncertainties which may arise while completing the tender documents.

Tender Notices

Tenders are published on the  National Treasury Portal,  and the TFR Tender Portal  ​

These Tender Notices can be down loaded in PDF format from the Transnet Freight Rail Website, free of charge, printed and viewed.


Should a bid be submitted in response to this tender, the tender fee as indicated under “Description” must be paid, into the Standard Bank account below with the Tender Number as reference.


​​Account Name ​Transnet Freight Rail
​Account ​Standard Bank​
​Account Number ​202158598
​Branch Code ​004805

The official bank receipt(s) franked with the official Bank stamp thereon, should then accompany the submitted tender bid.


Transnet Freight Rail urges Clients & Suppliers to report Fraud / Corruption at
Transnet to TIPOFFS ANONYMOUS: 0800 003 056.


Preference will be given to BEE companies in terms of our BBBEE policy.

Transnet and its business units will utilise the DTI’s BBBEE Balanced Scorecard for the accreditation of all Tenderers. Transnet thus requires prospective Tenderers to be accredited by one of the various Accreditation Agencies available, which provide the BBBEE rating/s in accordance with the latest DTI Codes of Good Practice (released on 20 December 2005 and as Gazetted on 9 February 2007).


​Transnet Freight Rail Tender Advice Centre

Transnet Freight Rail Tender Advice Centre is located at

 Inyanda House 1,

 Ground Floor,

21 Wellington Road,

Parktown, Johannesburg.


The contact number during office hours is

 Tel: (011) 584-9230