Issue Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015

660 government entities

By Werner van Rooyen

23 March 2015

www.how2tender.com

Did you know that there are 660 government entities that put out tenders and request for proposals? This includes national and provincial departments, municipalities, state-owned companies and entities. These 660 government entities must use the tender process to do most of their procurement. It is only small procurement supplies, usually less than R30 000-00, that do not have to go through the tender process. The end result is that there are literally thousands of tenders being published every month.

Of these 660 government entities, 226 are municipalities and 127 are State Owned Enterprises. This leaves 307 government departments. If all of these government entities only require procuring on average five supplies per month with a value greater than R30 000-00 then it means there are 3300 tenders going around per month. There is plenty of business going around for each and every one and that is without counting the private sector tenders that also goes out every day.

The reason for giving you all these numbers is to prove that if you need to expand your business then responding to tenders and/or request for proposals are the way forward. The only trick is to respond correctly to tenders and/or request for proposals.

There are plenty of talk about a new electronic system that will be up and running on 1 April 2015 whereby all 660 government entities will have to register their daily tenders and request for proposals that do not exceed R500 000-00. This system is developed to combat fraud and to give the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises the same opportunity to respond to tenders on an equal playing field. We will have to wait and see how effective these vast numbers of tenders are going to be managed on this electronic system.

But until such time that we know the answer, you can get all the knowledge on how to respond to a tender by attending one of our “How-to-tender” workshops. Please visit our website for more detail at www.how2tender.com.

Happy tendering.

 

 

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply, delivery and installation of photocopiers at Electoral Commission [IEC] Local Offices, South Africa 2017-08-11 11:00 0010359775
Supply, delivery and installation of office furniture - Electoral Commission Local Offices throughout South Africa 2017-08-11 11:00 0010360455
Bandages - Adhesive Plaster - Size: 50mm X 4.5mt Long. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 538/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Bandages - Plaster of Paris - Size: 200mm X 3.5mt. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 536/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Bandages - Crepe - Size: 100mm X 4.5mt. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 534/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Bladeless Atraumatic Trocar With Stability Sleeve - Size: 12mm 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 531/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Karman Cannulae with Adaptor 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 529/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Linear Cutter - 75mm. 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 521/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Adhesive Dressing - Absorbent/ Water Proof / Fluid - Size 25cm X 10cm 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 520/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Laproscopic Reload - Sterile - Latex Free as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 530/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Neonatal Splint - Size: +- 8 to 9 Cm in Length and 2.5cm to 3cm Wide as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 526/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Ultrasonic Dissecting Instrument (Focus) as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 525/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Atraumatic Graspers - 5mm - Length 36cm - Reusable 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 524/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Curved Cutter / Stapler - Size: 3.0mm Length X 3.5mm Height 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 523/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Modified Bipolar Vessel Sealing Device, Single Use -Small Jaw. as per Specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 522/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Tubing, Latex (205) as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 398/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Ligasure Impact Tissue Fusion - Open Instrument - Size: 13.5mm. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 355/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Catheter - Argyle - 40cm - Size 22g, as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 299/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Patient Plate With Cable - Single Use. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 208/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Auto Suture Gia Premium 50mm X 3.8mm Loading Unit as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 95/ 17 - 18 GAZ

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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