JDA calls for ‘Our City, Our Block’ submissions

Submit your ideas for “Our City, Our Block”

For the last 16 years, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has played a strategic role in investing municipal funds in capital works projects that catalyse development and investment in key precincts across the inner city.

Starting this financial year (2017/18), the JDA is engaging with a wide range of sectors and industries in the Inner City (such as non-government organisations, private developers, investors, residents’ organisations, faith-based organisations, education institutions and social support organisations) and calling for them to identify a number of small-scale interventions (capital projects) in the Inner City.

Pitch your ideas and help the JDA, help you improve or transform the public realm and reshape the Inner City.

The purpose of this call for proposals from Inner City stakeholders is therefore to:
(1) Encourage formal and informal collaborative partnerships at a neighbourhood or precinct level
(2) Identify neighbourhood or precinct-scale capital projects that would return sustainable socio-economic benefits to inner city users

Submissions will be assessed as a two-stage competition and the evaluation criteria for each stage are clearly set out. The winning entries will combine responsiveness and impact with implementability and importantly, sustainability.

An application information pack setting out all requirements for the proposal with supporting documentation will be made available free of charge from 9:00am on Friday 6th October.

The application can be downloaded from
A CD can be collected from the Reception Desk of the JDA Offices, located in The Bus Factory, 3 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President Street), Newtown, Johannesburg.

A non-compulsory briefing session will be held at the same address (JDA Offices) on 12 October 2017 from 11h30 to 12h30.

All submissions must be delivered to the Tender Box in the JDA Reception (address as above) before 12h00 on Monday, 6th November 2017. No late submissions will be accepted.

All technical enquiries related to this Call for Proposals can be submitted in writing via e-mail to:

Yasmeen Dinath
Johannesburg Development Agency
Manager Planning and Strategy
Telephone: +27 11 688-7800

Nikki Pingo
Johannesburg Development Agency
Acting Executive Manager Development facilitation
Telephone: +27 11 688-7800