1. Cover Letter

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a MSc student in the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria.

My research titled “School Built Programme Review: Incorrect Project Estimates or Low Bid Prices?” and is about an evaluation study on the performance of a construction programme

My study focus on the tender price and project specific or functionality as selection criterion.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to investigate selection of bids based on the lowest price compared to value for money. In conclusion, the study asks if the selection criteria need to be amended to promote value for money concept.

You were chosen as a respondent because your organisation is involved in programmes of similar nature.

Your participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time without penalty. Throughout the survey your privacy will be protected and your participation will remain confidential. I do not wish to analyse data individually and all the data will be transferred to a computer programme to analyse the entire group. This means that you are assured of anonymity.

If you agree to participate, please complete the survey that follows this cover letter. It should take about 20 minutes of your time at the most. By completing the survey, you indicate that you voluntarily participate in this research. If you have any concerns, please contact me on the details provided below.

Researcher name: Victoria Tsholofelo Diale

Email: Tsholo.diale@gmail.com

Phone: 082 456 4770