Issue Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response

It is clear that people still struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.  So below are eight rules that should always be followed:

All tender invitations have their own submission instructions. It is of the utmost importance that you familiarize yourself with full content of the tender. These instructions can usually be found at the beginning of the tender invitation document 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 11H00:00 sharp. Currently, 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 that the procuring entity has requested. You don’t want the procuring entity to take your tender response apart in order to make copies of it. Remember that there are several Bid Evaluation Committee members and each one of them must have a copy of your tender response in order to evaluate.
  4. Be mindful that the procuring entity can request different formats of your tender response. For example, they can request a hard copy or soft copy or even both.
  5. When you deliver your tender response ensure that it goes into the correct tender box. Many procuring entities will have more than one tender box available.
  6. If you have to provide samples together with your tender response ensure that the samples are also delivered at the correct address – sometimes the samples need to be delivered at a different address as the tender response – ensure you are on top of the delivery instructions.
  7. Envelopes – make sure your tender response is in a sealed envelope and that it is addressed correctly. Sometimes there is a TWO envelope process. Ensure you are up to speed with which process the procuring entity is using.
  8. Finally, write the address in a readable handwriting. If they cannot read it - your tender response will not be considered.

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

For more information please visit our website at www.how2tender.com

Earn to learn

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider to supply and deliver stationery and toners to the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) for a period of two years 2017-10-12 11:00 BID TEDA: 02/09/17
Appointment of a Service Provider to Transport Confidential Parcels to Various Destinations (±84 Destinations) for the South African Nursing Council 2017-10-09 11:30 SCM 15/2017/SANC
Supply, Delivery and Maintenance of Water Coolers and Accessories to the South African Nursing Council. 2017-10-09 11:30 SCM14/2017/SANC
Repairs and Maintenance to Filtration Plant equipment at Bellville South Swimming Pool 2017-10-02 12:00 SG11800027
Supply: Spanners 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800259
Supply: Cutter head, cutter blade & hand file 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800262
Supply of Academic Attire for Graduation Ceremonies. 2017-10-03 12:00 EGO 2017/01: ACADEMIC ATTIRE
Supply: Line & rakes 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800261
Supply: Line & rakes 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800260
Supply: Out-Board Engine 90hp Four Stroke (all cables and fitment of engine to be included in Price 2017-09-28 12:00 wc11800277
A Practical Approach to HACCP Training – Public Course 2017-10-02 09:00 SM11800165
Audio Visual Services - Older Persons Event 2017-09-27 09:00 SM11800168
Supply: 30 each x ups network management card 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800181
Supply and delivery of apc smart ups 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800180
Supply and delivery of timer switch 2017-09-22 11:00 W061800179
Supply and delivery of telephones 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800178
Supply: Sliced bread, brown 2017-09-21 15:00 R081800234
Supply: Groceries 2017-09-21 15:00 R081800241
Supply: Supply: Groceries 2017-09-26 15:00 R081800236
Tender for the supply, installation and provision of ICT solutions at African Peer Review Mechanism in Midrand, South Africa 2017-10-13 14:30 02/APRM/07/2017

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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.
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