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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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)
The IRBA would like to invite suitably qualified internal audit firms to apply for the provision of outsourced internal audit services for a period of three (3) years. 2018-03-16 12:00 IRBA001/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver 1100 Solar Energy Kits in Tswelopele, Mamello, Kromdraai, Sokhulumi and Lethabong Situated Municipalities Within Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 11:00 DRDLR- GP- 0006(2017/ 2018)
Appointment of service provider(s) for a period of eighteen (18) months to develop a Regional Spatial Development Policy for the mining belt in Gauteng province which will be known as the mining belt Regional Spatial Development Policy. 2018-03-09 11:00 GT/ OOP/ 051/ 2017
Invitation to an open tender for an experienced service provider to provide in-house consulting services: Management of operations division for a 24 months period. 2018-03-16 11:00 AIDC _T09/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver Shade Nets Materials for 20 Farmers in Dreamland Under Emfuleni Local Municipality in Sedibeng District in Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 09:00 DRDLR- GP- 0007(2017/ 2018)
Terms of Reference to appoint a service provider to provide accredited project management training to 30 employees of research organisations 2018-03-19 11:00 SCMU: 15 - 2017/ 18
Appointment of a preferred list of suppliers to conduct Marine Geophysical Surveys for council for Geoscience for a period of three (3) years. 2018-03-27 11:00 CGS- 2017- 055
Appointment of a service provider to Redesign The National Land Transport Information System (NLTIS) in terms of the National Land Transport ACT NO.5 OF 2009. 2018-03-16 10:00 DOT/ 13/ 2017/ PT
Re-Advert - Provision of CETA toolkits to learners on CETA - funded projects 2018-03-02 11:00 014- 2017/ 2018
Highly experienced service providers for New website design, hosting and support, content management system implementation, social intranet design and development and digital services. 2018-03-26 14:00 NRA 58000/ 03/ 07/ 2018R
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver 90litres of Water Rollers in Sedibeng District Municipality, Tshwane Metro , West Rand District Municipality Within Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 11:00 DRDLR- GP- 0005(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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