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.
Appointment of a service provider for VAT administration for the National Department of Health for Global Funds grant. 2018-03-09 11:00 NDOH 27/ 2017- 2018
Testing of Oysters for the presence of microorganisms & heavy metals 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000223
Supply and construction of net cage 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000226
Appointment of a service provider to perform fisheries stock assessment 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 154/ 18
Appointment of an accredited service provider to train officials of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on skills development programmes during 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ 17/ 17
Gardening Tools 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000224
Provide internet, email and disaster recovery services for 2018-2021 2018-03-16 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0041
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800441
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800696
Supply, delivery and installation of security fencing at the main office building in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q26/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800697
Renovation of the council chambers in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q33/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-03-02 15:00 GJ11800698
Upgrading of Main Office Building: Painting of Roof at Head Office in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q34/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800701
Supply and fitting of floor tiles at Thusong Centre & Main Boardroom 2018-03-01 12:00 KZN294/TILES/2018
Cleaning Services At Atlantis Thousong Centre. 2018-03-05 12:00 SC11800103
Printing Solution Equipment: Multi-Function Copier Rental Maintanance and Consumables 2018-02-27 12:00 ANDM/CPS/43/14/12/17
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800521
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800522

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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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