Most of SA government is attending TOGAF training by The Open Group and The Open Group provides the ArchiMate modelling toolset free of charge as open source. This means no procurement of the tool, no vendor lock in (you can continue using it), no annual license fees. Any support services needed for the tool could be a simpler cheaper bid to just obtain a local service provider to assist but in most cases a trained enterprise architect could be expected to do this themselves in-house.
The ArchiMate modelling language is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture standard that supports the description, analysis and visualisation of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate is one of the open standards hosted by The Open Group and is fully aligned with TOGAF. ArchiMate aids stakeholders in assessing the impact of design choices and changes.
Needless to say I have made this suggestion to the procurement agency contact person for bid RFB 2040/2019 at https://www.itweb.co.za/content/JN1gPvO1wjEMjL6m
#broadband ICT Tenders â€“ Behind closed doors
This weekâ€™s National Tender Bulletin sees Treasury's efforts to improve procurement processes sidelined.