Issue Date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014

Tender Knowledge

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

11 August 2014

Sometimes I am surprised at how little business people in South Africa know about tenders and the tender process. Simple things like terminology and general tender information seem difficult to comprehend, not to mention the standard bidding documents and tender pricing.

Unbelievably there are still entrepreneurs that think to respond to tenders is an actual business itself? You will find that these entrepreneurs respond to all the tenders that are on offer by a specific Government Department or municipality. I am not sure if it`s successful in rural areas but my experience in the big metropolitan areas is that the procurement department`s employees just have a good laugh when they find tender responses like these - and then they disqualify ALL the tenders from this entrepreneur. This is a typical example of a tenderpreneur.

If you want to tender you must have a running business or at least be a start-up business. Do not respond to a tender if you do not operate as a business. You are going to find that you will not be awarded the tender that you have responded to.

Make sure that when you tender you know what the difference is between a Tender, Bid, Request for Proposal and Request for Quotation. These are terms used in day to day tender activities. Ensure that you are aware of tender briefing sessions and what to expect at these briefing sessions. The list of things to know is endless.

Entrepreneurs also struggle to find the latest tenders that are on offer. We regularly get people enquiring about actual tenders that are currently available. How2Tender.com does not render such a service, instead they offer valuable advice via their How To Tender Manual and workshops. It is only websites such as sa-tenders.co.za that render such a service. But then again, some entrepreneurs lack the knowledge to know this.

If you as an entrepreneur have attended one of their workshops you will have all the knowledge you need to respond to a tender correctly and accurately. The hope is that you are equipped with all the knowledge you will need to respond to tenders successfully. Unfortunately success is never guaranteed.

So, if you want to be one of the best equipped entrepreneurs out there, we suggest you invest in a tender workshop. Please visit the website at www.how2tender.com for more information on this as well as other products and services.

Until next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Manual Blood Pressure Machine - Aneroid - 61 Units 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 799 / 17- 18
Haemoglobin Metre - 47 Units 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 800 / 17- 18
Supply and install Dcp 5 Kg Fire Extinguisher With Signage - 18 Units 2017-11-30 11:00 ZNQ 802 / 17- 18
Build Waste Area at Pholela Chc x Once Off 2017-10-31 11:00 130/ 17/ 18 PCHC
Supply and deliver domestic double door fridge metallic finish 170 L (16 units) 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 212/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver office desks with lockable drawers oak finish (04 desks) filling cabinet lockable steel (06 units) stationery cupboard with 4 drawer (03 units) t wo compartment locker (steel) for frame display (01 units 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 213/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver wardrobe double sided door with 3 drawer inside with centre mirror 135 cm width 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 216/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver double bed size (39 cm +28 cm x152 cm length )10 yrs guarantee (67 height &length) (specification on the document) 42 units 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 317/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver office chairs high back tilt swivel with armrest fabric maroon in colour (06 units) 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 214/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver vaccine fridge, lockable sliding door, maintains temperature for 72 hours after power failure (12 units) 2017-11-01 11:00 NKA 92/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and deliver two seater sofas leather finish ( 05 units) 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 210/ 2017/ 2018
Supply and Install Bulk Filling Cabinet 2017-11-10 11:00 ZNQ 173/ 10/ 17
Supply of Office Furniture 2017-10-27 11:00 70/ 09/ 2017/ 18
Supply: 1 Unit -Food Waste Disposer/Macerator - 3hp 2.2kw - (Supply And Install) 2017-11-08 11:00 348/ 17
Window curtain rails : 6M X 8, 5B2 X 7, 5F X4 (specification attached) - Total = 19 2017-11-01 11:00 196/ 10/ 17
Window curtains colour blue: B x 68, C x 68,E x 68,H x 68,G ward x 36, D ward x 36 2017-11-01 11:00 199/ 10/ 17
Supply and deliver abdominal Swabs 450mm x370 mm x 6 Ply x 36g Large Abdominal Swabs Sterile x-Ray Detectable with Blue Loos Double Packaging Box of 48 Pkts 5’s Per Pouches 2017-11-03 11:00 ZNQ 704 OF 2017/ 18
Supply and deliver of Ventilator - Basic Transport 2017-10-27 11:00 ZNQ 626 OF 2017 / 18
Swabs Gauze Absorb Non Sterile 100mmx100mmx8ply X 2 000 Pkts Per Month For 6 Months. 2017-10-31 11:00 ZNQ02/ 17
Supply, Delivery, Installation, Demonstration and Commissioning of an Ultrasound Unit for use in Paarl Regional Hospital 2017-11-17 11:00 WCGHCC024/ 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.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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