Issue Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Tenders and Joint Ventures

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

14 April 2014

Do not under estimate the power of Joint Ventures because many tenders have been awarded to Joint Ventures and many more tenders will be awarded to Joint Ventures.

The advantage of having a Joint Venture when you bid for a contract is that you combine the skills sets of the participants involved in the Joint Venture. Another advantage is that you minimize your risk and exposure towards the bid and the participants also share the profits as well as the costs in the Joint Venture.

A Joint Venture can be described as a business enterprise where two or more participants come together to share there expertise in order to win a specific contract for a set period of time. A Joint Venture is a separate entity and is not part of the individual participant`s own enterprises. Therefor a Joint Venture must have its own set of rules by which it is managed and this is called a Joint Venture Agreement.

A Joint Venture agreement must include some minimum rights and duties. This includes:

  • The way the profit or loss will be shared by the participants;
  • The duties of each participant towards the Joint Venture;
  • The reason the Joint Venture has been established;
  • The start and end date of the Joint Venture;
  • The persons who will be the representatives of the Joint Venture;

If you want a copy of a Standard Joint Venture Agreement visit our website www.how2tender.com, where you can buy a JV Agreement online. When it comes to tenders in South Africa, you must remember to include your duly signed Joint Venture Agreement in your proposal. If you do not comply with this rule, your tender can be disqualified.

Another very important thing to remember, when bidding through a Joint Venture, is to include a consolidated B-BBEE certificate. This means that you will have to obtain a new B-BBEE certificate for the Joint Venture which consolidates each participant`s B-BBEE status level.

Remember then if you want to bid for a specific tender and you do not possess all the necessary skills, recourses, infrastructure or capital you can always look for partners who can join forces with you through Joint Ventures. Joint Ventures can bring you the success you always wanted without being trapped in a never ending partnership or shareholding scenario.

Please visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out more about Joint Ventures and the Tender Process. Our second edition of our Tender Manual: A practical guide on how to tender is now available.
Until the next time - happy tendering.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Professional Consulting Engineer For Planning, Design and Project Management: Refurbishment and Upgrading of Kameelmond Wastewater Treatment Works 2018-10-19 14:00 TN078/2018
Supply and delivery of fittings for MIG water meters project- Brandfort. 2018-09-26 12:00 2018/09/002
Supply and delivery of fittings for MIG water meters project- Winburg. 2018-09-26 12:00 2018/09/004
Supply and delivery of 4 core cables. 2018-09-26 12:00 13/09/2018
Quotation for 3x computer monitors, 3 laptops. 2018-09-26 11:00 KCDM/QUOTE/31/2018
Design, planning and project management of a steel structure with rooftop for the Dawid Kruiper Municipality 2018-10-12 14:00 TN078/2018
Development of an app & social media Platforms. 2018-09-26 11:00 C2/2018
Supply and delivery of digital camera and video camera. 2018-09-25 12:00 IHLM-46/09/2018-19/CS
Supply and delivery of chemicals 2018-09-25 12:00 Q005826
Supply and delivery of dry beans for led projects. 2018-09-25 12:00 Q005828
Supply and delivery of Geopositinal System (GPS) devices. 2018-09-25 12:00 Q005865
Supply and delivery of tools: Electrical Department 2018-09-27 11:00 FQ/SM : 2/19
Area East Career Expo Catering 2018- Exhibitors 2018-09-25 10:00 SM11900107
Supply, delivery and installation of a water flow meter system 2018-10-02 11:00 FQ/SM : 25/19
Consultant required to provide Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) technical support to SCSA projects in Gauteng Province 2018-10-04 16:00 No reference number supplied
Supply of Services to Repair Traffic Signals and Associated Equipment within the Breede Valley Municipality 2018-09-27 11:00 288145
Consultancy services for SAP grant management implementation support 2018-10-05 15:00 ET-AUC-78675-CS-QCBS
Supply and Delivery of VBTS Collimator Insulating Piece. 2018-09-25 11:00 Themba LABS – RFQ/2018/19:84
Supply, delivery and Laying of Tiles 2018-09-28 11:00 280918
Procurement of Bus Services for Spring Schools – 4 x 30 Seater Buses. 2018-09-25 11:00 iThemba LABS – RFQ/2018/19:92

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Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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