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

8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response

It is clear that people still struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.  So below are eight rules that should always be followed:

All tender invitations have their own submission instructions. It is of the utmost importance that you familiarize yourself with full content of the tender. These instructions can usually be found at the beginning of the tender invitation document and include instructions such as:

Tender Experience - Do I need it?

A regular question asked is “I am interested in registering a CC, specifically to apply for government tenders. 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?”

Firstly, 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.
Request for Proposals are Invited for Investment in the Refurbishment and Management of the Rustenburg Showgrounds on a Long-Term Lease Basis 2018-03-27 10:00 RLM/DLED/0101/2017/18
Maintenance of Hydraulic Bin Compactors for two (2) years. 2018-03-15 14:00 58726
Request for Proposal for Drilling Two (2) Slim Hole Geologic Characterization Wells in the Zululand Basin for the South African Pilot Carbon Storage Project. 2018-03-16 11:00 435
Provisioning of Security Services in Mangaung Metropolitan, surrounding towns and Thabo Mofutsanyana District. 2018-03-16 11:00 FDC BID NO. 004/2018
Supply Metal pedestal fans 2018-02-26 12:00 GL11800584
Supply and Delivery of Protective Clothing: O.R. Tambo District Municipality Department of Water and Sanitation Services (DWASS) for a period of 2 years. 2018-03-16 10:00 ORTDM SCMU 59-17/18
Appointment of a Panel of Events Managers for Various Municipal Events for a period of three years 2018-03-27 11:00 RLM/DELD/0080/2017/18
Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and training of Rea-time Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) Instrument 2018-03-16 12:00 MW/25/2017
Supply and Delivery of Notebooks, PC and Screen 2018-02-27 12:00 297/2017/18
Supply & Delivery of Borehole Maintainance Spares to Mopani District Municipality for 36mothns Multi-framework contract 2018-03-27 12:00 MDM 2017-055/1
Supply Electrical components 2018-03-01 11:00 GH11800433
General electrical domestic maintenance and minor construction work 2018-02-28 12:00 299/2017/18
Design, Provision and Management of a Wide Area Network for Hessequa Municipality 2018-04-06 12:00 HES-ICT 03/1718
Supply: Stay rods,spreaders and battery chargers 2018-03-01 11:00 GH11800435
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800434
Supply: Tension cable display stands 2018-02-22 10:15 GL11800588
The supply of energy service goods for low income households 2018-02-26 12:00 GL1180546A
Supply: Cutlery and Crockery 2018-02-21 12:00 GL11800587
Procurement of Service Provider on a three (3) years Contract to profile application for advertised positions 2018-03-20 11:00 LDPWRI-HR/17005
Supply: Folding table and chairs 2018-02-26 12:00 GL11800586

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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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