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.
To Appoint a Law Firm to Provide Legal Services in Labour Relations Law And Related Litigation for Emfuleni Local Municipality 2019-03-08 11:00 COGTA 4/ 2/ 2- 2018/ RFP/ 03
Appointment of a Service Provider to be subcontracted by DAFF to conduct the analysis of following drug residue in aquaculture finfish for the period of 12 Month 2019-02-22 11:00 RFQ 000317
Box Files 2019-03-08 11:00 10398710
Document Storage Boxes 2019-03-08 11:00 10398742
Appointment of a Service Provider to be subcontracted by DAFF to provide maintenance plan for Liquid Chlomatography - Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) Matchine that is used for biotoxin testing on shellfish 2019-02-22 11:00 RFQ 000316
SCMU 17 – 2018/19: Supply & delivery of beef breeding animals for Joe Gqabi District Municipality for Livestock Commercialisation Project. 2019-03-08 11:00 SCMU 17 – 2018/19
SCMU 16 – 2018/19: Supply & delivery of beef breeding animals for Chris Hani District Municipality for Livestock Commercialisation Project. 2019-03-08 11:00 SCMU 16 – 2018/19
Appointment of a Preffered List of Suppliers to Conduct Airborne Magnetic Gradiometer and Radiometric Surveys for the Council for Geoscience for a period of three years 2019-03-15 11:00 CGS- 2018- 049A
SCMU 15 – 2018/19: Supply & delivery of beef breeding animals for Sarah Baartman Municipality for Livestock Commercialisation Project. 2019-03-08 11:00 SCMU 15 – 2018/19
Appointment of a Panel of Attorneys 2019-03-11 11:00 CGE18/ 2018/ 19
SCMU 14 – 2018/19: Supply & delivery of beef breeding animals for Amathole District Municipality for Livestock Commercialisation Project. 2019-03-08 11:00 SCMU 14 – 2018/19
Appointment of a Security Service Provider to Provide Gaurding Services at Mitchells Plain Cape Town for a Period of Two (02) years with an Option To Renew 2019-03-11 11:00 33/ FIN/ 2019
Bid Specification: Maintenance of Security & OHS Systems for Cape Town Regional Office for a Five (5) Years Period. 2019-03-20 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00004
Procurement of Water stops for the Raising of Clanwilliam Dam. 2019-03-20 11:00 DWS02- 0219WTE
Cleaning and clearing of vacant properties Framework Agreement for a period of three (3) years 2019-03-19 11:00 S115/ 18
Western Cape: Framework Contract for General Cleaning of Office Space over a period of thirty six (36) months 2019-03-20 11:00 S116/ 18
NDPW: Randfontein Magistrate Court, c/o Pollock & Sutherland street: Rendering of cleaning services for a period of 24 months (EPWP) 2019-03-12 11:00 JHB.18/ 54
The Procurement and hire, supply and delivery of Formwork to Clanwilliam for 52 months. 2019-03-20 11:00 DWS01- 0219WTE
Specialist Electrical and Mechanical Contractor to Provide Electrical and Mechanical Infrastructure Support, Critical Repairs and Material for a Period of 36 Months to SITA Pretoria Sites 2019-03-07 11:00 RFB 1886- 2018
SANParks invite prospective bidders to submit offers for the Upgrade of Seer Reticulation at the Veterinary Wild Services in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province Contractors who have a contractor grading designation equal to or higher than 3CE class of construction work and Joint Ventures are eligible to submit tenders. 2019-03-12 11:00 CI- KY- 0005/ 1

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The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

It is important to understand the Adjudication process when one responds to a Tender or Request for Proposal. If you have these 8 steps under control when responding to tenders, changes are good that you will proceed to the next round.

Here are 8 steps in the adjudication process that Organs of State will most often follow in determining which bidder will win the tender:

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