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.
Request for Proposals for the Appointment of a Panel of Attorneys who will Render Specialised Legal Services to SALGA for a Period of 36 x Months 2019-03-20 11:00 SALGA/ 75/ 2019
Provision of Insurance services to the RTMC for a period of 9 months with an option to extend for another 3 months 2019-03-18 11:00 RTMC BID 22/ 2018/ 19
Provision of Driver Simulators to The RTMC 2019-03-12 11:00 RTMC BID 21/ 2018/ 19
The RAF invites proposals from Assessor (s) suitably qualified and experienced to perform investigative services on behalf of the Road Accident Fund, within a prescribed time frame to meet the service delivery standards of the RAF. 2019-03-19 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00005
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) seeks to appoint a security and OHS systems services provider to render services, repairs and maintenance of RAF electronics and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) security systems at Menlyn Regional Office and its Customer Service Centers (CSC’s) for a period of five (5) years 2019-03-20 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00006
Appointment of a corporate governance panel for the National Lotteries Commission for a period three (3) years 2019-03-19 11:00 NLC/ 2019- 1
The provision of Learnership Programme for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for the period of two (2) years 2019-03-07 11:00 NERSA/ 1819/ HRD/ FLP/ BID007
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180601, “Develop A Feasible Methodology for Real - Time Personal Monitoring and Measurement of Respirable Dust” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC022/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180701, “Review the Current SAMI Noise Exposure Limit and Conduct a Study on Vibration OEL in Relation to SAMI” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC021/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180901, “Development of a Framework for Employees to Effectively Manage Contractors to Improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Performance in the South African Mining Industry (SAMI)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC020/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180902, “Develop Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Risk Management Guidelines for The South African Mining Industry (SAMI)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC019/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180603, “Assess Feasibility of Utilising Exhaled Breath Screening as an Accurate and Reliable Alternative to Blood Sample Analysis as a Method to Indicate Over Exposure to Carbon Monoxide (co)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC018/ 2018- 19
Evaluation of the merSETA Retrenchment Assistance Programme 2019-03-07 12:00 RFP017/ 2018
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop Learning Material for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA ID 99700) 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYASSE/ 18/ 19/ 16
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop of Learning Material and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) toolkit for Environmental Science Technician (SAQA ID 99508) 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ ENVIRONMENTAL/ 18/ 19/ 15
Placement/Outright Purchasing and Maintenance of Liquid Handling System for a Period of Five (5) years at Groote Schuur Hospital 2019-03-11 11:00 RFB 096/ 18/ 19
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop learning material and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Toolkit for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA id 99700 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYRPL/ 18/ 19/ 17
Terms of Reference for the Appointment of a Suitable External Audit Firm to Perform The External Audit on the Annual Financial Statements for the 2015, 2016, 2017 And 2018 Financial Years For Kwazulu Natal Community Education And Training College 2019-03-18 11:00 CET- KZN10
The provision of alternating pressure relieving mattress (60 per day-30 to general wards and 30 to ICU) on a rental basis over a thirty six (36) month period, to Groote Schuur Hospital. With an option to extend the contract by an additional twelve (12) months. 2019-03-15 11:00 GSHPT26/ 2018
Development of a Bank of Assessment Instruments, Model Answers and Compilation of Suitable External Examination Question Papers and Model Answers on Short-Term, Risk, Long-Term and Health Insurance Qualifications 2019-03-12 11:00 ETQA/ 2018/ 10

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