- Scientific requirements with respect to Vessel specifications must be motivated and submitted to the SASMIA office by 1 September each year. These will be considered and if approved, indicated on invitations to tender.
- Invitations for closed season tenders will be sent to all SASMIA members via email, post or fax, which ever is most appropriate by 15 September each year. Such invites will also appear on the SASMIA website.
- Only paid up SASMIA members can tender.
- Only tenders submitted on the Application Form (download from previous page) will be considered.
- Only one form per Vessel may apply i.e. the tenderer must be the permit holder or holders irrespective of the Vessel named in the Application.
- Completed sealed Applications must be submitted to the SASMIA Attorney:
by 16h00 on 15 October (or the preceding Friday if the 15th falls on a weekend or public holiday).
- RUSHMERE NOACH INCORPORATED (Ref. S K Gough)
- 2nd Floor, 21 Chapel Street
- PORT ELIZABETH
- Applications will be opened at a meeting to be arranged, where the Attorney, the SASMIA Chairperson and an MCM Inspector will be present. Any other interested party may also attend this meeting. The Attorney will be the sole Adjudicator. The Attorney may obtain advice from whomsoever he deems appropriate, with the exception of anyone who has tendered, to assist him in arriving at a conclusion.
- The Attorney will make his decision based on the highest tendered rand price for squid, per kilogram, which decision shall, subject to paragraphs 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4, be final.
- The award shall be provisional until such time as SASMIA has determined that:
- the successful tenderer has met the approved scientific requirements referred to in paragraph 1 above;
- the Vessels have valid safety certificates to cover the closed season;
- the Vessel has been issued with a valid squid fishing permit;
- the successful tenderer's Membership is fully paid up and that the successful tenderer is a member in good standing.
- In the event of the above criteria being met the Award shall become final and binding and SASMIA shall notify the successful tenderer, as well as the first and second runners-up accordingly;
- In the event of the SASMIA committee determining that the successful tenderer failed to comply with any of the requirements set forth in sub-paragraphs 8.2.1 - 8.2.4 above the Award will be void;
- the Adjudicator shall thereafter, applying the criteria set forth in paragraph 8.1 above, award the tender to the next highest rand tenderer subject to that tenderer complying with the requirements set forth in paragraphs 8.2.1 - 8.2.4 above. The provisions of paragraphs 8.3 and 8.4.1 shall similarly apply.
- Should a tie exist the Attorney will draw lots, and the matter be decided immediately. The Attorneys decision is final.
- Both the provisional award and final award will be communicated to the successful tenderer and first and second runners up.
- Vessels shall be inspected by one or more representatives of Scientists together with one or more representatives of the SASMIA Committee in order to determine the criteria set out in paragraph 8.2 above.
- The special exception permits for the closed season will be arranged by the Marine and Coastal Management Scientists and placed on the Vessels prior their sailing in the closed season.
- The amount due by the successful tenderer shall be paid over to the treasurer of SASMIA within seven (7) days after landing the catch.
- Any contravention of these rules will result in the tenderers being disqualified.
Download the tender forms for the Squid Closed Season.