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 Travel Management Companies to Provide Travel Management Services to Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. 2018-03-16 11:00 NCDSAC- 005- 2017
Re-Advert - Appointment of a project manager for the procurement of land and or a building, design plans and construction and or renovations of CETA Head Office 2018-03-02 11:00 022- 2017/ 2018
Provision of Document Management Solution and Services for a period of 36 months. 2018-03-28 11:00 SCMN011/ 2017
Construction of Hendrik Kanise Combined School in Alicedale 2018-03-26 12:00 CDC/ 343/ 17
The appointed service provider will be required to review and update the Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) of Kareeberg, Karoo Hoogland and Hantam Local Municipalities. 2018-03-16 12:00 NRF SARAO PEP6 002 2018
Construction of N.V Cewu Public Primary School in Grahamstown 2018-03-26 12:00 CDC/ 341/ 17
The establishment of a Panel of Legal Experts to provide legal support to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a period of three (3) years. 2018-03-15 11:00 NERSA/ 1718/ LAS/ PLE/ BID013
Construction of Samuel Ntlebi Primary School In Grahamstown 2018-03-26 12:00 CDC/ 342/ 17
Data Centre Air-conditioner 2018-03-16 11:00 TIH/ 2018/ 02
Supply, installation, configuration and implementation of Gauteng Broadband Network (GBN) Phase II and maintenance of phase I and II network infrastructure 2018-03-16 11:00 RFB 1705/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct Due Diligence on Grant Funding Process for Projects Funded by the National Development Agency 2018-03-16 14:00 NDA23/ COO/ 11/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to conduct an impact assessment on the effect of the affordability regulations. 2018-03-16 11:00 NCR477/ 02/ 18
Service Provider to Provide short-term insurance cover for a period of 36 months. 2018-03-09 11:00 ZNT17/ 18KZNSB06
Gardening Services 2018-03-15 12:00 NMGS/ 2018/ 006
BUF - Buffalo City - King William’s Town Local Office Accommodation 2018-03-16 11:00 IEC/ EC- 02/ 2018
BUF - Buffalo City - East London Local Office Accommodation 2018-03-16 11:00 IEC/ EC- 01/ 2018
Appointment of a suitable and independent service provider that can provide appropriate internal audit services for the Mining Qualifications Authority management and Board 2018-03-19 11:00 MQA/ 45/ 17- 18
Supply and delivery of movable infrastructure for National Orders Awards Ceremony. 2018-03-19 11:00 HP17/ 023
Appointment of a travel Agency for the Period of 36 Months. 2018-03-27 11:00 MHSC015/ 2017- 18
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform invites service provider(s) to submit company proposals for professional services to develop a Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Sarah Baartman District in the Eastern Cape Province for a period of ten (10) months 2018-03-09 11:00 DRDLR: EC 040(2017/ 2018)

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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