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.
The South African Social Security Agency Hereby Invites Potential Service Providers for the Cleaning and Sanitation services SASSA Head Office for a Period of Three (3) Years. 2019-06-07 11:00 SASSA: 01/ 19/ CS/ HO
Request for Sponsorship Sourcing Management Services for Govtech 2019 2019-06-04 11:00 RFB 1941/ 2019
Supply and delivery of food parcels and cleaning materials (ART food parcels) for a period of 24 months 2019-06-07 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 027/ 2019
Provision of Entertainment and Décor for Govtech 2019 Stakeholder Events 2019-06-04 11:00 RFB 1937/ 2019
Supply and delivery of food parcels and cleaning materials (normal food parcels) for a period of 24 months 2019-06-07 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 026/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Hygiene Service for the Office of the Chief Justice Head Office in Midrand for a period of twenty-four (24) months 2019-06-07 11:00 OCJ2019/ 01
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Internal Auditing Services for the Municipal Demarcation Board (Mdb), for a Period of Thirty-Six (36) Months. 2019-06-07 11:00 MDB001- 2019/ 2020
Appointment of travel agent to render services for Ingonyama Trust Board for period of three (3) years 2019-06-21 11:00 01/ 01/ 04/ 2019
Port Nolloth Magistrate Office: Provisioning of cleaning services for 36 months (806.18m²) 2019-06-07 11:00 PF16/ 2019
Appointment of Service Provider for Timss 2019 Data Collection In Gauteng Province. 2019-06-07 11:00 HSRC/ 01/ 2019/ 20
Upington Magistrate Office: Provisioning of cleaning services for 36 months (8 000m²) 2019-06-07 11:00 PF13/ 2019
Appointment of Service Provider for Timss 2019 Data Collection In Western Cape Province. 2019-06-07 11:00 HSRC/ 02/ 2019/ 20
Replacement of chillers at TC Newman CDC 2019-06-07 11:00 WCGHIS001/ 2018
Supply and Maintenance of Indoor Plants and Fresh Flowers For GPAA 2019-06-10 11:00 GPAA 13/ 2019
Photocopiers for Warehouses 2019-06-07 11:00 10403145
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites suitably qualified service providers to express their interest to be placed on SANRAL’s panel of professionals to conduct financial and due diligence services for a period of three years 2019-06-14 14:00 NRA/ 58700/ 1004/ 06
Appointment of a service provider to supply, install, configure and maintain an internet connectivity services to the Office of the Valuer General for a period of 36 months 2019-06-07 11:00 OVG (01) 2019/ 20
Zwelitsha Magistrates Court: Provision of Cleaning Horticultural Maintenance Services for a period of twenty four (24) months. 2019-06-18 11:00 PEH03/ 2019
Supply and maintain a 45 ton container reach stacker to the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) 2019-06-10 12:00 CDC/ 56/ 19
Mdantsane Magistrates Court: Provision of Cleaning Horticultural Maintenance Services for a Period of Twenty four (24) Months. 2019-06-18 11:00 PEH02/ 2019

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Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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