Issue Date: 
Monday, June 9, 2014

Expanding your business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

9 June 2014

So you have started your business and you have survived the crucial first two years. Everything is going well in your business, you can finally afford to take a holiday and you do not have to work day and night to make ends mead.

But, your profits start to stagnate, so how do you increase your profits? One sure way to increase your bottom line is to cut back on expenses. But what if you have already cut your expenses to the bone? Where do get that extra income? The answer is easy - expand your business.

There are many ways that you can expand your business. For example you can diversify your products or you can open another branch. Or, even better, you can go into the world of bidding for tenders.

Tenders or rather the winning of tenders, is a guaranteed method to expand your business. Government is the largest procurer of goods and services in South Africa. By Government I mean all governmental departments, municipalities, state owned companies and parastatals such as Eskom and Telkom. All of these entities must procure goods and services and most of the goods and services that they procure are through a tender process. This means that everyday there are a vast number of tenders available from which business owners can pick and choose.

If you are unsure how the tender processes work, please visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out exactly how to complete a tender response.

Please visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out more about our Tender Workshops or purchase our Tender Manual: A practical guide on how to tender.

Until the next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Fire Prevention Equipment (Portable Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Hydrants) in Area 1 Pretoria for period of 24 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 062
Supply and Deliver Flip Chart Ream of Paper, 850x600mm 2018-12-11 11:00 GQ11181995
Supply and Deliver Flip Chart Boards and Stands, 1000* 640MM 2018-12-11 11:00 GQ11181995
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Fire Prevention Equipment (Portable Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Hydrants) in Area 4 Pretoria for period of 24 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 064
Supply and Deliver Autodesk Architecture Engineering & Construction Collection, IC Commercial new single user Eld Annual Subscription 2018-12-12 11:00 GQ11182000
Supply and Deliver for a Ford Ranger LWB Lowline Canopy in white for Fleet B 0537 2018-12-12 11:00 GQ11181985
Supply and Deliver for a Ford Ranger LWB Heavy Duty Spray-In Lining for Fleet B 0537 2018-12-12 11:00 GQ11181985
Supply and deliver LITTER BINS - Bolted on Concrete 2018-12-11 11:00 GQ11181996
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Fire Prevention Equipment (Portable Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Hydrants) in Area 2 Pretoria for period of 24 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 063
Supply and deliver LITTER BINS - Planted 2018-12-11 11:00 GQ11181996
Southern Corridor Phase 1: Penhill Development Project (Phase 1B) 2019-02-15 11:00 HSC 10/ 2018/ 2019
Southern Corridor Phase 1: Penhill Development Project (Phase 1C) 2019-02-15 11:00 HSC 11/ 2018/ 2019
Appointment of Architect: Renovations to M Block : RK Khan’s 2019-01-23 11:00 ZNB 5756/ 2018- H
Appointment of Quality Surveyor: Renovations to M Block: R K KHan’s 2019-01-23 11:00 ZNB 5753/ 2018- H
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 8 Sections 6 from from Groblershoop to Rooisand and National Route 10 Sections 8 to 11 from Omdraai to Boegoeberg. 2019-01-28 14:00 X.005- 029- 2019/ 1F
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 2 sections 5 to 7 from Riet Kuil Outspan to Rondeheuwel. 2019-01-28 14:00 N.002- 057- 2019/ 1F
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 10 sections 5 to 8 from Kopieskraal to Omdraai Vlei. 2019-01-28 14:00 N.010- 058- 2019/ 1F
The appointment of the service provider to assist the Waste Bureau with the identification and securing of site, development of a business plan, and management of the setting-up; equipping; operating; training of beneficiaries and handover of the Pilot Construction and Demolition Waste Crushing and Block Manufacturing Facility 2018-12-14 11:00 E 1490
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 12 sections 7 to 9 from Pretorius Baken to Klipdrift. 2019-01-28 14:00 N.012- 079- 2019/ 1F
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 8 Sections 8 &9 from Vaal River to NC/FS Border, National Route 12 Sections 9 to 11 from Riet River to NC/NW Border and National Route 18 Section 1 from Warrenton to NC/NW Border. 2019-01-28 14:00 X.005- 030- 2019/ 1F

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