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.
Supply and Delivery of SA Air Force Bib Woman White Evening Wear for Black Satin Bow Tie, Quantity 2500. Main Contractor or Sub-Contractor must have a valid SABS Capability Report (not older that 12 Months). 2018-07-16 11:00 SPU/ B/ DSS/ 026/ 18
Notice of proposed disposal of 66 Greatmore Street, Woodstock. 2018-07-24 11:00 PM002/ 18
Provision of Stationery for NHLS for a period of 3 years 2018-07-24 11:00 RFB 044/ 18/ 19
Live and on-line auctioneering services for the disposal of technical equipment, movable and immovable assets for 36 months. 2018-07-13 11:00 DID 19/ 06/ 2018
Provision of A3 and A4 Paper for NHLS for a period of 3 years 2018-07-23 11:00 RFB 043/ 18/ 19
The objective of this bid is to appoint a suitable independent service provider that can provide internal audit services on a co-sourced basis to the W&RSETA. 2018-07-13 11:00 NCR/ 2018/ 0003
The Government Printing Works (GPW) is seeking to establish a panel of printers within South Africa 2018-07-13 11:00 GPW- C 68
The objective of this bid is to appoint a suitable service provider to provide the W&RSETA an Integrated IT Management System. 2018-07-13 11:00 ITD/ 2018/ 0005
Appointing a service provider to provide expertise to SANBI and Statistics South Africa in the development of ecosystem accounts and recommendations for advancing the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (EEA) in South Africa. 2018-07-20 11:00 SANBI: BIPA299/ 2018
The appointment of a service provider to render employee health and wellness programme for Public Protector South Africa (PPSA ) Nationally for a period of three (3) years. 2018-07-13 11:00 PPSA 003/ 2018
Printing and Delivery of NPE2019 Voters’ Roll 2018-07-20 11:00 IEC/ LG- 04/ 2018
500 Units X Shelf Strips 2018-07-04 11:00 ZNQ 183/ 18
Request for Proposals for Appointment of A service Provider to Render Events Management Services for the OR Tambo 2018 Inter-Municipal Games including Sponsorship Procurement. 2018-07-20 11:00 SALGA/ 68/ 2018
Supply A4 Photocopy Paper White 80gms 500sheets per Ream 5 Reams Per Box Sabs/Ce/Isoapproved as per Specification 2018-07-09 11:00 ZNQ 310/ 18- 19
Supply Lexmark Toner X651 H31e High Yield Original only as per specification 2018-07-09 11:00 ZNQ 309/ 18- 19
Request for Information: Insurance Management Systems 2018-07-16 12:00 RFI 2018/ 01
Supply *Paper Photocopy White Bond 80gsm A3 (40 Boxes) 2018-06-29 11:00 25/ 18- 19
Appointment of a service provider for the collection, dispatch and delivering freight (courier services) between PSiRA Head Office and all PSiRA regional offices for a period of three (3) years. 2018-07-26 11:00 RFB/ 2018/ PSiRA/ 03
Supply and Install Dental System Complete Package (Hand Piece 2018-06-29 11:00 ZNQ 320 / 18- 19
Nelson Mandela Museum seeks the services of a qualified and experienced company to render internal audit services for a period of three years (thirty six months). 2018-07-13 12:00 NMM 2018- 06

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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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