APPOINTMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER or PROVIDERS FOR THE RECRUITMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF CEO: NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Following the recent resignation of its CEO, the NRF Board seeks to recruit a replacement candidate who can position the organisation as the premier player in the National System of Innovation. The CEO of the NRF is its chief administrative and executive officer and is accountable to the Board of the NRF of which s/he is a member. The incumbent will represent the Foundation in its dealings with the community of local and international scholars and researchers in higher education, research institutions, government, as well as the private and public sectors. Since the NRF has significant global engagements, it will be necessary for the incumbent to operate effectively in this context.
The NRF invites reputable and credible Executive Search/ Head Hunting organisations with expertise and experience in recruiting high level experienced executives who are familiar with and knowledgeable in the Higher Education/ Research/ Science Council landscape, to assist the organisation in securing the services of candidates who fit the profile, competencies and characteristics described below and in the Briefing and Person Specification documents attached hereto.
Bidding Documents can be accessed:
The HartRAO Space Geodesy Programme specialises in determining and maintaining reference points and reference frames. This is done by simultaneous and continuous measurements utilising various techniques (and equipment). HartRAO uses numerous techniques and measurement methods to obtain the reference points – GNSS / GPS reference stations is one such a technique. HartRAO has a network of these GNSS receivers over Southern Africa, as well as receivers on Marion Islands, Gough Island and at Vesleskarvet in Antarctica. We are also currently expanding this GNSS network to eventually consist of at least 20 base stations. These base stations consist of geodetic-quality Leica GNSS receivers.
Requirements of the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) include the specification that inter-technique ties be accurate at the 1 mm level. This is a very stringent requirement and can only be achieved with suitable measuring instruments.
Thus, to improve and maintain the accuracy of all our geodetic reference points and frames to within the newly-required mm-level, we need a system to continuously and automatically measure the relative offsets between the instruments used on-site at HartRAO: The 26 m and 15 m radio dishes, the SLR, LLR and a few reference piers.
THE SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF ONE VGOS RADIO TELESCOPE FOR HartRAO
Bidding documents can be accessed on the following links:
REPLACEMENT AND REFURBISHMENT OF THE PROPULSION SYSTEM ON SAIAB RESEARCH VESSEL KADOUW (13M BOBCAT) WHICH INCLUDES A 5-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN
Mrs Wendy Sweetman
Tel: 046 603 5820
Objective: SAIAB requires research vessel Kadouw (a 13m BobCat) to be a fully operational, seaworthy vessel, with a service plan and warrantee on the engines and other new components.
The scope of the work will include:
• Replacement of two Yanmar 6LY2A-STP marine inboard diesel engines
• Replacement of gearboxes with similar (same specification) gearboxes
• Replacement of couplings with similar (same specification) couplings
• Replacement of shafts with similar (same speciation) shafts
• Servicing of all controls
• Servicing of steering and trim system
• Other items not listed above
• Integrating entire propulsion system to provide a fully operational propulsion system
SAIAB reserves the right to opt for refurbishment of the gearboxes and couplings should they be found to be in suitable condition. The costing must however be on a replacement basis.
NEW GALVANISED TRAILER WITH 3 TON AXLE
• Reinforced breakneck trailer for 8m Superduck, galvanized with suitable rollers and guides and with:
• 3 ton single axle and appropriately rated tyres (including spare tyre)
• 3 galvanised wheel rims
• Heavy duty hand winch
• Heavy duty jockey wheel
• Appropriate functioning brakes
• Lights and all electrical cabling
• Roadworthy certification
APPOINTMENT OF AN ARCHITECT TO PROPOSE AND FINALISE A DESIGN FOR OFFICES, TO ESTIMATE COSTS AND TO SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF EXISTING PREMISES TO HOUSE THE FYNBOS NODE OF THE SAEON
Ms E Coetzee
To appoint an architect to propose an integrated and ergonomical design for an existing house situated on the historic South African Astronomical Observatory site in Cape Town that will manifest in a professional workplace emphasising SAEON’s environmental research mandate, to calculate the costs, to assist with compliance and procurement processes, and to oversee the approved construction and renovation project.
CANCELLATION OF BID: APPOINTMENT OF A SERVICE PROVIDER TO SUPPLY, INSTALL AND TEST A NEW PROPULSION SYSTEM IN THE RESEARCH VESSEL KADOUW
Tel: (046) 603 5819
Please be informed that the Bid: NRF/SAIAB/035/45/2014-15 has been cancelled.
Supply, delivery, installation, commission, training and support of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine for the Accelerator and Engineering Department at iThemba LABS
iThemba LABS, as a national facility of the National Research Foundation, seeks to appoint a service provider to supply, deliver, install, test, commission and handover a new computer numerical control (CNC) machine with a 5–axis vertical machining center, including tooling and training, for the Accelerator and Engineering Department at iThemba LABS, Faure, according to the specifications provided in this BID.
The acquisition of the CNC machine will contribute to our primary objective of developing into a world–class facility by producing components with greater accuracy and speed. It will create an opportunity for collaborations with technical colleges by way of supporting students through scholarships and on-the-job-training and where they then provide us with CNC programming training for internal personnel in return. Similarly, iThemba LABS could offer CNC training and experience to learners. Personnel are up-skilled and become more versatile. Also, the option of commercialization will yield attractive revenue.