Issue Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response

We recently presented our tender workshop: 'How to respond to a tender correctly', and we realized that there are still people that struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.

Here below are eight rules to follow, when submitting your tender response.

All tender invitations have their own submission instructions. It is of the utmost importance that you follow these instructions. These instructions can usually be found at the beginning of the tender invitation, and include instructions such as:

  1. Closing date - which is the last day that the tender response can be submitted.
  2. Closing times - VERY IMPORTANT - do not be late! If the Closing time is at 11H00 it means 11H00 sharp. Most procurement entities will indicate on the tender invitation document that the time they use is the time given by dialing Telkom's 1026 line. This is the official time in South Africa.
  3. Ensure that you submit the correct number of copies required. You do not want the procuring entity to take your tender response apart in order to copy it. Remember that there are several Bid Evaluation Committee members and each of them must have a copy of your tender response to evaluate it.
  4. Be mindful that the procuring entity can request different formats of your tender response, e.g. they can request a hard/soft copy or both.
  5. When you deliver your tender response ensure that it is into the correct tender box. Many procuring entities have more than one tender box.
  6. If you must provide samples together with your tender response, ensure that the samples are also delivered to the correct address. Sometimes the samples need to be delivered to a different address as the tender response, ensure you follow the delivering instructions carefully.
  7. Envelopes - make sure your tender response is in a sealed envelope and that it is addressed correctly. Sometimes there is a TWO envelope procedure. Ensure you are following the correct procedure, which the procuring entity is using.
  8. Finally, write the address in a legible handwriting. If they cannot read it - your tender response will not be considered.

By following these rules, you will ensure that your tender response is considered for evaluation.    

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply debt collection services to the college for the period Jan 2020 to Dec 2020 with the option to extend for another 2 years 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 38/ 19 DB
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Further Education + Training certificate: Information Technology Technical Support, NQF L4; SAQA ID 78964 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 40/ 19 learn TS
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Water and Waste Water Reticulation National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services LEARNERSHIP NQF Level 3; SAQA: 60155 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 54/ 19 water
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Customer Service Skills Programme: Unit Standards: 252210 and 10313 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 46/ 19 skill CS
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in National Certificate: Professional Cookery; NQF Level 4; SAQA ID 14111 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 52/ 19 Cook
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Further Education + Training certificate: Fire and Rescue operations, NQF L4; SAQA ID 57803 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 45/ 19 learn Fire
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in National Certificate, Animal Production, NQF Level 4, SAQA ID 48979 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 44/ 19 learn Animal
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Professional Driving Skills Programme; 2 Unit Standards (123261 & 123253), K53, Learner’s License Testing, Driving Lessons and Driver’s License Testing 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 53/ 19 Drive
Supply industrial relation services to the college for the period Jan 2020 to Dec 2020 with the option to extend for another 2 years. 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 32/ 19 IR
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in Garment making Skills Programme: non-accredited 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 49/ 19 skill garment
Outright purchase of high-throughput Next Generation Sequencer NICD with Service and Maintenance for a period of three (3) years. 2019-09-06 11:00 RFB073/ 19/ 20
Training of 30 beneficiaries in Apprenticeship: Occupational Certificate: Automotive Motor Mechanic SAQA ID 97990 for the period October 2019 to June 2022 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 57/ 19 AMM
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in National Certificate, Plant Production, NQF Level 4, SAQA ID 49009 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 43/ 19 learn Plant
Renovations to the Nelson Mandela Academic Laboratory at the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) 2019-09-13 11:00 RFB050- 19- 20
Training of 50 beneficiaries as-and-when needed during 2020 in National Certificate, Welding Application + Practice, NQF Level 2, SAQA ID 57881 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 42/ 19 learn Weld
Supply and delivery of electrocardiograph (ECG) paper and stress exercise (ECG) paper for Groote Schuur Hospital over a two (2) year period. 2019-09-20 11:00 GSH: PT100/ 2019
Training of 50 beneficiaries in Further Education + Training Certificate: Real Estate NQF L4; SAQA ID 59097 for the period October 2019 to June 2021 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 56/ 19 real
Training of 88 beneficiaries in National Certificate: General Security Practices, NQF L3; SAQA ID 58577 for the period October 2019 to June 2021 2019-09-27 11:00 T/ 55/ 19 Sec
Supply and delivery of electrocardiograph (ECG) paper and stress exercise (ECG) paper for Groote Schuur Hospital over a two (2) year period. 2019-09-20 11:00 GSH: PT52/ 2018
Request for proposals: appointment of a suitable service provider to install and maintain video conference system for the NHBRC for a period of three (03) years 2019-09-13 11:00 NHBRC 07/ 2019

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The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

It is important to understand the Adjudication process when one responds to a Tender or Request for Proposal. If you have these 8 steps under control when responding to tenders, changes are good that you will proceed to the next round.

Here are 8 steps in the adjudication process that Organs of State will most often follow in determining which bidder will win the tender:

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