29 August 2022

Bid Description: Appointment of a service provider to provide office space and accommodation for the HSRC Cape Town for a period of (5) years

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)


Bid Number: HSRC/01/2022/23


The HSRC is looking for a suitable building to accommodate the Cape Town Regional Office for 139 staff members, the building must allow for future growth in the event the work from home ratio decreases.

The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.

Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.

The Council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities.

The HSRC’s integrated research divisions provide single points of entry – complete with a critical mass of researchers – for interdisciplinary and problem-orientated research.


Bid documents will be free of charge and available on the HSRC website (www.hsrc.ac.za). Bid documents must be deposited into the HSRC Tender Box at HSRC building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

NB: The HSRC shares the building with the Department of Social Development. Bidders are requested to ensure that their proposals are deposited into the correct tender box.

3. Compulsory Briefing Session date: 05 September 2022 @ 11:00 (No attendance will lead to automatic disqualification).

Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_M2RlODNkMzYtOTU3Yy00NDcwLWE3NDktMGNlYjdkODlmYTRi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22161524ab-4f53-4300-a494-dcdbaeb8e86c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ed2de956-4f4f-457b-b0c8-05e6cab48467%22%7d

4. Bid closing date: 30 September 2022 at 11:00.

5. Contact Details:

Bid process and document enquiries: Ms. Chunyiswa Mantambo, Email: cmantambo@hsrc.ac.za