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 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Maintenance and Support for thirty six (36) months. 2018-09-06 11:00 RFB 1781/ 2018
Supply Plumbing tools (specification will be available on request) 2018-08-24 11:00 ZNQ 095 2018/ 19
The appointment of a panel to supply ICT hardware 2018-09-06 12:00 RFP013/ 2018
Supply Plumbing materials (specification will be available on request) 2018-08-24 11:00 ZNQ 096 2018/ 19
Lease of the cottage with a portion of municipal land (±1. 7138 ha) situated on a remainder of portion 13 of the Farm Long Valley No.15, Dassieshoek, Robertson 2018-09-14 12:00 48/ 2018
Request for the provision of services to department of planning, monitoring and evaluation (DPME) to support, maintain and enhance the web-enabled local government management improvement model (LGMIM) assessment tool and technical/content advisory services for a period of 12 months with the option to extend the contract for an additional 24 months. 2018-09-07 11:00 RFB 1785/ 2018
Alienation of various available erven 2018-09-14 12:00 49 /2018
Tenders are hereby invited for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and maintenance of Photocopier machines for a 5 Year Operational Lease and Maintenance Agreement. 2018-09-07 11:00 Tender 3/ 2018 (PUR 401/ 9)
Supply , Deliver and Offload Protective Clothing for Land Care. 2018-09-06 11:00 ZNB 4266/ 18A
Supply of Equipment and Software (Shipment and Delivery), Equipment Installation, Configuration, VM Migration and Project Management and 5-year Support and Maintenance. 2018-09-07 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0121- HO
Supply, delivery , Offload and installation of Two Center Pivot for Hlubi project at Alfred Duma (Ladysmith) Uthukela District. 2018-09-06 11:00 ZNB 4270/ 18A
Phototherapy (Puva)/ Narrow Band UVB 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.5882/ 04/ 18
Slimroll Hand Towel Sheet Size 200mm X 155m to Fit Kimberley Clark Slimroll Hand Dispensers. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.5565/ 03/ 18
Supply, delivery, Offload and installation of Irrigation at Block 1 Mbonwa Irrigation scheme at Umuziwabantu Local Office Ugu District. 2018-09-06 11:00 ZNB 4269/ 18A
Portable Rebound Tonometer 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.2303/ 07/ 18
Appointment of a service provider for the Landcare alien weeds and bankrupt bush control projects. 2018-09-07 11:00 GT/ GDARD/ 114/ 2018
Heat & Moisture Exchanger for Attachment to a 15mm Connector, with Oxygen Supply Port 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.2148/ 07/ 18
Supply Paper photocopy white bond 80GSM A4 X 3000 reams 2018-08-24 11:00 ZNQ 436/ 18
A Simple System for Accurate Intra Abdominal Pressure Monitoring In Criticallly Ill Patients. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1863/ 07/ 18
Supply and delivery of frozen chicken products and frozen fish products to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for two years (24 month) contract period with an option to extend the contract for a further 1 year (twelve months) based on performance. 2018-09-14 11:00 RCCH04/ 2018

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