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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tenders: the need for knowledge

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

On 13 September 2014 we had our fourth Tender Workshop in Gauteng. It is apparent that there is an extensive need for knowledge when it comes to tenders. Good news for sa-tenders.co.za is that most of the workshop goers were familiar with this site and they were active users of the website and its products. This reiterates the point that business owners and entrepreneurs are constantly seeking new business opportunities through tenders.

In the Tender Workshop we attempt to cover the whole tender process and every part of the tender process gets discussed. During the last Tender Workshop three workshop topics stood out:

  • The new B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice are still unfamiliar to most people;
  • Pricing of your tender products, services or goods are still a difficult process;
  • The Declaration of Interest (SBD 4) was highly debated by the workshop goers.

Today’s hot tip to business owners and employees that respond to tenders is that you must equip yourself with as much knowledge on how to respond to a tender as humanly possible. It was clear at the Tender Workshop that the people with the best tender knowledge was the most successful when came to winning tenders.

We recommend that you read as much as you can about tenders and the tender process. Also try and attend as many conferences, workshops and seminars on the tender process. There are not many of these kinds of information sessions going around but try and find those that are available, attend and learn from it.

Obviously the more tenders you respond to, the more experience you are going to gain and with enough knowledge and experience you will eventually be lucky enough to win a tender.

Whilst we were discussing briefing sessions and tender openings, a workshop goer asked if any person can attend briefing sessions and tender openings. The answer is yes, we can’t see why any person cannot attend such sessions. There was consensus amongst the workshop goers that it is actually a good idea to attend some of these tender briefing sessions as well as the tender opening sessions. The reason being you get inside knowledge on how the tender process works as well as gaining knowledge on your competition.

Knowledge is every thing, so it is best to get as much knowledge as possible about the tender process.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Book and pay online at www.howtotender.co.za. Please contact Estelle at Estelle@howtotender.co.za should you require more information.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
CapeNature seeks a contractor for the installation of a Water and Waste Water Treatment Solution at the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, CIDB and Local content conditions apply 2019-09-13 11:00 WCNCB 01/ 08/ 2019
Plant Pathogen Quarantine Facility Upgrade 2019-09-09 11:00 ARC/ 03/ 07/ 19
The Appointment of a Contractor for The Supply and Installation of Outdoor Gym Equipment, Playground Equipment as well as Outdoor Furniture and Landscape Material for the Rehabilitation of Four ILLegal Dump Sites Within Gauteng Province for a Period of 3-Months -3CE/3GB Or Higher 2019-09-06 11:00 GT/ GDARD/ 051/ 2019
Completion Of Coega Vulindlela Vilage Phase 1C 2019-09-09 12:00 CDC/ 107/ 19A
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Illembe District 2019-09-25 11:00 ZNB 9709/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : King Cetswayo District 2019-09-27 11:00 ZNB 9704/ 2019- H
Replacement, service and maintenance of lifts (16 units) 2019-09-19 11:00 ZNB 5702/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Zululand District 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNB 9685/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Amajuba District 2019-09-25 11:00 ZNB 9707/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Ethekwini District 2019-09-25 11:00 ZNB 9710/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Umgungundlovu District 2019-09-27 11:00 ZNB 9705/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Ugu District 2019-09-27 11:00 ZNB 9703/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Umkhanyakude District 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNB 9706/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Umzinyathi District 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNB 9708/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Harry Gwala District 2019-09-25 11:00 ZNB 9702/ 2019- H
Supply, deliver, install and commissioning of generators : Uthukela District 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNB 9711/ 2019- H
Term Contract For Turnkey Services for Ground Source Develop (Planning, Design, Geo-Hydriological Studies, Sitting, Drilling, Testing And Equipping) Preventative and Corrective Maintenance Of Bore Holes Together With Water Reticulation : to uMkhanyakude District Health Facilities : KZN Health 2019-09-13 11:00 ZNB 5753/ 2019- H
Supply and Installation of Clear VU Fence 2019-09-18 11:00 SCSC 001/ 2019
Appointment of a Panel of Service Providers To Provide Temporary Residential Accommodation During Disasters / Emergencies, to The KZN Department of Human Settlements’ for a Period not Exceeding 36 Months 2019-08-30 11:00 ZNB52/ 2019/ 20HSE
Tourism Kwazulu-Natal (TKZN) invites tenders for construction of access road, new gatehouse, storm water infrastructure and landscaping at Mandela capture site. The works comprise of a guardhouse, access road, pedestrian walkway, attenuation ponds, and fencing. The works to be executed in 6 months. 2019-09-13 12:00 TKZN NO: 08/ 2019

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Extension of validity period

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Those of you who are familiar with responding to tenders will know that it is common practice for procuring entities to extend the bid price validity period. We received the undermentioned queries regarding the extension of the validity period of the bid price.

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