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 to Supply, Install, Configure and Commission of a transparent LED panel solution including content management for the Durban ICC with three (3) years maintenance and support. 2018-05-14 11:00 RFB 1729/ 2018
Nkomazi Magistrate Court: Cleaning Services for the period of twelve months with an option to renew for another twelve months, measuring 3656 Square Meters 2018-05-11 11:00 NST18/ 009
Request for Information for a Visitors WIFI Access solution at National Parks. 2018-05-18 11:00 GNP- 005- 18
Appointment of service provider to supply and maintenance of a converged voice, video, and Data MPLS network. 2018-05-18 11:00 sefa: 20/ IT/ 2018
Kwamhlanga Magistrate Court: Cleaning Services for the period of twelve months with an option to renew for another twelve months, measuring 3212.58 Square Meters 2018-05-11 11:00 NST18/ 012
Mbibana Magistrate Court: Cleaning Services for the period of twelve months with an option to renew for another twelve months, Measuring 2834 Square Meters. 2018-05-11 11:00 NST18/ 010
Appointment of a panel of external legal attorneys for Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) for period of three (3) years. 2018-05-18 11:00 sefa: 21/ LEG/ 2018
Repairs and maintenance services of boilers and steam liners - National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) – Coporate Head Office – Sandringham, for a period of Three (03) Years 2018-05-24 11:00 RFB012/ 18- 19
Repairs and maintenance services of transformers and switchgears - National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) – Sandringham, Braamfortein and Charlotte Maxeke Campuses for a period of Three (03) Years 2018-05-25 11:00 RFB011/ 18- 19
Upgrade of chiller plant & HVAC systems 2018-05-21 12:00 MTK 01/ 2018
Mkobola Magistrate Court: Gardening Services for the Period of twelve months with an option to renew for another twelve months, measuring 4041 Square Meters 2018-05-11 11:00 NST18/ 014
Request for Tender for the Provision of Water and Sanitation Services to Ohlongeni (EMIS No. 243275) Senior Primary School in Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal 2018-05-14 12:00 CDC/ 518/ 17
The Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) invites constituent members operating in the safety and security sector to submit applications for Discretionary Grants for the 2nd funding window for the 2018/2019 financial year. 2018-05-14 12:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 181901
Provision of Security Services for a period of (3) three years 2018-05-11 12:00 UMALUSI (18- 19) T0002
Appointment of a Travel Management Service for the South African Tourism. 2018-05-10 12:00 SAT 127/ 18
Appointment of Panel of Attorneys for PSETA. 2018-05-22 11:00 LPA/ PSETA/ 2018- 04
Provision of Internal Audit Services to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) 2018-05-10 11:00 SAQA 0002/ 18 DFA
Appointment of a reputable service provider for the implementation and support of SharePoint 2016 services at the NRCS for a period of 24 (twenty-four) months. 2018-05-14 11:00 NRCS 004- 2017/ 2018
Appointment of grocery service providers to supply grocery for the HSRC cafeteria for a period of two (2) years. 2018-05-03 11:00 HSRC/ 02/ 2018/ 19
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Travel Management Services to Eastern Cape Office of the Premier for the period of 36 months with an option to extend for 12 months 2018-05-09 11:00 SCMU1- 18/ 19- 0001

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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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