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: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800522
Supply pre-packed stationery kits 2018-03-01 12:00 GG11800722
Invitation to bid: Internet upgrade for Maphumulo Municipality 2018-03-09 12:00 KZN294/C0086-4CORP/2017/18
Contractor Roleleathunya: Phase 1 Construction of 1,7KM paved access roads with related storm water. 2018-03-09 14:00 SCM/MOH/05/2018
Appointment of a Heritage Consultant to compile a detailed report to give effect to the record of decision (ROD) and incorporate the recommendations of the latest status quo report on Vlakkeland (Ikhwezi) erf 19519 (daljosafat), Paarl 2018-03-01 10:00 DIP0001798
Professional Engineers: Upgrading of the Rouxville Landfill Site. 2018-03-09 14:00 SCM/MOH/08/2018
Refurbish car shade ports 2018-03-01 09:00 SP11800110
Appointment of a design company to design signage for a heritage building owned by Drakensetin building: Arendsnes Buisiness Hive, Wellington. 2018-03-01 10:00 DIP0001797
Irrigation System Upgrade 2018-03-06 09:00 SP11800111
Replace floodlights at 3 masts at Paarl Waste Water Treatment Plant 2018-03-01 10:00 DIE0013266
Wet-Wall System Upgrade 2018-03-06 09:00 SP11800112
Supply and delivery of sound system 2018-02-27 11:00 GK1180421A
Supply: 3-in-1 combination fans 2018-02-27 12:00 GL11800592
Hired of Venter Trailer - 750kg 2018-02-26 09:00 WJ11800342
To appoint a consultant for recruitment and selection services 2018-03-01 10:00 DCG0010653
Supply wooden portable tool box 2018-02-26 12:00 GD11800762
Supply Pvc kanaflex and lay flat pipes 2018-02-27 12:00 GD11800763
Supply & delivery of stackable, black epoxy frame, with polypropylene seat back chairs for Simondium Community Hall 2018-03-01 10:00 DSC0018183
Supply Replacement tools for civil workshops 2018-02-26 12:00 GD11800764
Supply Banner wall Subcouncil 4 2018-02-28 12:00 GL11800590

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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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