Once you have identified a tender that you would like to try and win, obtain the tender documents (these are usually downloadable from the relevant website) as quickly as possible and ascertain if \and when there is a compulsory briefing meeting. Some tenders have a compulsory briefing meeting, if you miss this meeting you can be disqualified from competing for the tender.

3 Basic Tips to Remember When Responding to a Tender

When responding to tenders, whether it is Public or Private Sector, it is vital that your business makes a good impression by following these tips:

Do Your Research

Basically, a tender is an invitation to bidders to submit their proposal for a specified business need. The contract will be awarded to the bidder who can meet this need most closely and provide the best value for money. However, it's important to remember that price is only one factor. Remember:

8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response

We recently presented our tender workshop: 'How to respond to a tender correctly', and we realized that there are still people that struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.

Here below are eight rules to follow, when submitting your tender response.

All tender invitations have their own submission instructions. It is of the utmost importance that you follow these instructions. These instructions can usually be found at the beginning of the tender invitation, and include instructions such as:

Must I Have Specific Experience To Tender?

Recently we received the following question via email: "I am interested in registering a CC, specifically to apply for government tenders. Now, I don't have any experience in business let alone in tendering, so I want to find out if one can be awarded a tender if he/she does not have specific experience?"

Unfortunately you cannot register a CC (Closed Corporation) in South Africa anymore - you will have to register some other juristic person such as a private company.

The tender processes in South Africa are governed by:

Tips on formats for successful tender presentation

Tender responses have to be as informative as possible without affecting the legibility. In today’s blog, we discuss a format of what we consider to be a winning strategy. Adhering to this strategy will ensure that you will include all the necessary details required.

This winning strategy follows the ‘who, cost, how and what if’ approach. It will help you include every detail and will certainly contribute to making your tender to surface as the best amongst all responses.

Who

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Provision of training – Project Finance 2019-10-17 12:00 RFQ072/2019
Provision of training – Financial Modelling 2019-10-17 12:00 RFQ071/2019
Appointment of a suitable service provider for the provision of comprehensive pre-employment background screening and verification services including psychometric testing services for employment purposes for a period of three (3) years. 2019-10-22 11:00 RFP/2019-053
Consultancy services for the Enterprise Africa Network (EAN) - preliminary phase - preparation of logical framework 2019-10-25 15:00 AUC/TID/C/021
Western Cape Province: All Regions: All Facilities: Scheduled Maintenance General Building: Three Year Framework Agreement Designated 2019-11-20 11:00 S044/ 19
Repairs and renovations on blinds, air conditioning units, tiling and paint at DARD (Agriculture) King Cetshwayo District office, Umlalazi . 2019-11-12 11:00 KCD 19/ 2066
Repairs to roof, windows, doors, floors and painting in block of 5 classrooms at Threfall P School, Umhlabuyalingana 2019-11-11 11:00 ZNQ UM 256M/ 19- 20
Replacement of damaged and vandalised fence gate at DARD (Agriculture) Nsingweni Training Centre 2019-11-12 11:00 KCD 19/ 2067
GRIEKWASTAD: Rehabilitation of old SAPS canteen into offices for SASSA. 2019-11-01 11:00 KIM1175/ 2019
Department Of Social Development: Hire Of Office Accommodation for a period of 60 months at Ladysmith Ezakheni Township 2019-11-12 11:00 ZNTL008 W
Department Of Health: Hire Of Office Accommodation for a period of 60 months at Umzinyathi Distict Dundee 2019-11-12 11:00 ZNTL 6007 W
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Hire Of Office Accommodation for a Period of 60 Months at Utrecht 2019-11-12 11:00 ZNTL 6009 W
Appointment of The Local Installers to Conduct Direct - To - Home (Dth) Satellite, Digital Terrestrial Television (Dtt) Set - Top - Boxes Ad all The Related Accessory Installation to Qualifying Households inthe Free State Province 2019-10-31 11:00 USAF- POIFS/ 01/ 2019
THE LEASING OF LARGE FORMAT PLOTTER E-MULTIFUNCTION PRINTERS: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) is soliciting tenders from an experienced service provider/s that will offer expertise in the leasing of large format plotter e-multifunction printers 2019-11-12 14:00 NRA 58000/ 1013/ 2019/ 04
Appointment of service providers for the Cleaning and Sanitation services at SASSA Eastern Cape for a period of Three (03) years. 2019-11-08 11:00 SASSA: 23/ 19/ CS/ EC
Supply, install, maintain and support an Automated Verifications System to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for five (5) years 2019-10-31 11:00 SAQA 0014/ 19 VP
Supply and delivery of Mobile Testing Stations and Weigh Bridges 2019-11-05 11:00 RTMC BID 19/ 2019/ 20
Terms of Reference To Request For Bids From Service Providers for BID NO OCJ2019/06: Anti-Virus and Malware Protection Solution for The Office of the Chief Justice 2019-11-08 11:00 OCJ2019/ 06
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Maintenance Services of the Fire Hydrants, Extinguishers, Sprinkler Systems, Detection System, and Gas Suppression System for the HSRC Pretoria Offices for a period of three (3) years. 2019-11-01 11:00 HSRC/ 05/ 2019/ 20
Invitation to an open tender for the design and construction of an additional 616 M2 storage facility as well as the “design only” of locker rooms at the AIDC incubation centre at Ford Silverton 2019-11-01 11:00 AIDC_T02_2019/ 20

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5 ways to find available tenders

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

We often get asked by business owners where can they find tenders that are currently available. Although we are not in the business of finding available tenders, our Tender Manual does have a chapter that deals with finding available tenders.

Due to the high demand for this I have decided to advise you on five different ways to find available tenders.

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