Technology Certification Process (TCP)

In terms of the SITA Regulations paragraph 10.4 and National Treasury Practice Note 5 of 2009, SITA must conduct standard certification in respect of goods and/or services.

In support of this, SITA invites OEMs and/or legal entities representing brands to submit their product ranges for certification. This initiative will be done independently of any tender process, and is implemented in support of Government transversal contracts or other period contracts. OEM partners (resellers) will submit bids as part of a tender process, but no technology or product evaluation will form part of the tender process.

Technology certification will be done solely in conjunction with OEMs/brand representatives as part of the Technology Certification Process (TCP). The logos below indicate the product brands that have engaged SITA in terms of the TCP.

Technology domains currently addressed by the TCP:

Personal Computing Devices: Desktop PCs, Mobile PCs, Desktop displays, Mobile devices (Tablets, Smartphones, Industrial handhelds), PCD Accessories and Device Management

Peripherals: Printers, Multifunction devices, Scanners, Digital cameras, Auto-ID (Barcoding, Card devices) and Consumables

Assistive Technologies: Assistive devices and software for people with disabilities, including smart devices (tablets, PDAs, readers, media players, recorders and braille devices), peripherals (input and output devices), assistive software enabling access and speech (AAC), and skills development and learning aids for users with disabilities

Education Solutions: Classroom solutions, including PCs, laptops, tablets, presentation and teaching devices, and infrastructure hardware and software, and computers for e-Sports

Audiovisual Communications Technologies (AVCT): Video and audio conferencing, large-format display devices (projectors, monitors, interactive whiteboards and display walls), collaboration, media recording, speech processing, and AV signal control and management

Surveillance & Access Control (SAC): CCTV systems, mobile surveillance and physical access control solutions, including IP cameras, mobile cameras, UAVs, storage and recording devices, video management systems and control room solutions

Servers & Storage: Servers (Rack-mount, Tower, Blade), Primary storage and Secondary storage (Disk to Disk, Tape and Archiving)

Networking: Ethernet switches (LAN), Wireless LAN, Routers (WAN), Backhaul, Structured cabling (copper and fibre-optic)

Infrastructure: UPS, Equipment Racks, Generators, Cable ducting, trenching and routing

The Technology Certification Process is conducted on a continuous basis and seeks to include new domains, categories OEMs, and products as and when they enter the market.

Forms and documentation to initiate the process can be accessed below. Technical specifications and supporting documents are available in the Technology Domains table at the bottom of this page.

For more information or to submit a request for certification, please contact



TCP Documents and Forms
Product accreditation:
  Product Certification Checklist   Documents and deliverables for product certification
OEM/Brand registration:
  OEM Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)   Documents and deliverables for OEM brand process
  OEM Checklist (for MoA)  


TCP Reference
  Technology Certification Process
  Technology Certification Process - TCP (Presentation)
  Product Certification Process Diagram


  Research report: TCO Considerations vs Retail Stores
  Presentation: TCO Considerations vs Retail Stores
  Research Report: Desktop Windows Security and Optimisation


Transversal Technology Domains

Technology Domains
Personal Computing Devices Peripherals
  Detail Spec PCD   Detail Spec Peripherals
  Tech Update PCD   Tech Update Peripherals
    Deployment Guide PCD     Deployment Guide Peripherals
  Solution Delivery Checklist: PCD   Requirements Checklist: Barcode Scanner
• Related tender: Contract RFB740-2021   Requirements Checklist: Document Scanner
    Solution Delivery Checklist: Peripherals
  • Related tender: Contract RFB740-2021
Assistive Solutions Education Solutions
  Detail Spec Assistive   Detail Spec EDU
  Tech Update Assistive   Tech Update EDU
  Deployment Guide Assistive (RT275)  
  Product Catalogue, Assistive Solutions (RT275)  
• Related tender: Contract RT275-2020  
Audiovisual Communications Technologies Servers and Storage 
  Detail Spec AVCT   Detail Spec Srv&Stor
  Tech Update AVCT   Tech Update Srv&Stor
  Deployment Guide AVCT   Deployment Guide Srv&Stor
  Requirements Checklist: AVCT Solution • Related tender: Contract 2003-2014
  Requirements Checklist: Projector  
  Requirements Checklist: Display Solution  
  Requirements Checklist: Conference Solution  
• Related tender: Contract 2009-2022  
Networking Infrastructure
  Detail Spec Networking   Detail Spec Infrastructure
  Tech Update Networking   Tech Update Infrastructure
• Related tender: Contract 1880 • Related tender: Contract 2003-2014
Surveillance & Access Control (SAC)  
  Detail Spec SAC  
  Tech Update SAC  
    Deployment Guide SAC  
  Requirements Checklist: Surveillance Solution  
  Requirements Checklist: Surveillance Camera  
  Requirements Checklist: Access Control Solution  
  Project Sign-Off Checklist: SAC  


Draft/Request for Comment (RFC)


Certified Product Database and OEMs
  Certified Product Database (PDF)   Certified Product Database (Excel)
  OEM Database (brands)