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.
Appointment of a Service Provider for Maintenance, Repairs and Calibration of Vehicle Brake Testing Machine. 2019-03-04 12:00 APX/TECH /07/01/2019
Appointment a Panel of Service Providers for Maintenance and Repairs of Bus Air Conditioning System. 2019-03-04 12:00 APX/TECH /06/01/2019
The Construction Weigh Bridge Madibong Landfill Site 2019-03-06 12:00 LIM473/ MADIBONG-WEIGH BRIDGE/18/19/006
Construction of Access Road to Ga-Mampane 2019-03-15 12:00 MIG/LP/2085/ R,ST/15/17
Supply of Internet Access Points at the University of Venda for the Period of 3 years - as and when required 2019-03-04 12:00 AP/001/2018
Construction of 12 new staff accommodation at Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve 2019-03-05 11:00 NWPB/SRP/BLOEMACCOM/007/2019
Appointment of a panel of service providers to provide Legal Services for the Government Employees Medical Scheme for a period of two (2) years commencing 01 July 2019, which contract may be annually renewable for a maximum of 3 years 2019-03-11 11:00 GEMS/LegalPanel/2019/CON002
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 1 Section 13 km 0.00 to Section 14 km 90.12, National Route 8 Section 9 km 22.75 to Section 10 km 34.32 in the Xhariep District Municipality 2019-03-08 10:00 NRA X.004- 075- 2019/ 1F
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 1 and 8 2019-03-08 10:00 NRA X.004- 075- 2019/ 1F
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Routes 5, Section 1 (Km 29.77) to Section 4 (Km 45.85) and National Route 8, Section 12 (Km 10.30) to Section 13 (Km 11.27) 2019-03-15 10:00 X.004- 068- 2019/ F
Betterment and Gravelling on Local Road L2843 From Km 0.00 to km 2.06 in the EThekwini Municipality. 2019-03-01 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 4/ CDUR/ 620/ S/ 07/ 2018- 19
Invitation to tender for all Grade 3 CE contractors registered with KZN Department of Transport database, Vukuzakhe Contractors Association and CIDB to tender for The Betterment and Regravelling of Road D1905, between km 12.5 to km 15 2019-03-15 11:00 ZNT 373/ C274/ 2618/ S/ 1/ 2018- 2019T
nvitation to tender for all Grade 3 CE contractors registered with KZN Department of Transport database, Vukuzakhe Contractors Association and CIDB to tender for the Betterment and Regravelling of Road D1905, between km 12.5 to km 15. Quotations will be evaluated in terms of the 80:20 Preference Points 2019-03-15 11:00 ZNT 373/ C274/ 2618/ S/ 1/ 2018- 2019T
Invitation to tender for all Grade 3 CE contractors registered with KZN Department of Transport database, Vukuzakhe Contractors Association and CIDB to tender for The Patch Gravelling on Roads L1799, L1326, L2001, D1917, P450 and P470 2019-03-18 11:00 ZNT 373/ C274/ 2605/ P/ 1/ 2018- 2019T
Gabions and Stone Pitching on L1565 and D88 in the Amajuba District. 2019-03-05 11:00 C253/ 1920/ MS/ 780
Regravelling of L2155 in Umzimkhulu Area Office - Grade 2CE 2019-03-08 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 2/ 435/ 6044/ 2018
Regravelling of L2153 (0-1.6 km ) in Umzimkhulu Area Office - Grade 2CE 2019-03-08 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 2/ 435/ 6043/ 2018
Department of Education: Mbusomusha Primary School and Baphumile Primary School : Storm Damaged Programme - Phase 16: Cluster 01: CIDB Grading 3 GB or higher 2019-03-12 11:00 ZNTM01051W
Regravelling of L2229 in the Umzimkhulu Area Office - Grade 2CE 2019-03-08 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 2/ 435/ 6039/ 2018
Department of Education: Kwagwegwe Primary School; Madundubala Primary School and Emgangeni Combined School : Storm Damaged Programme – Phase 16 - Cluster 04 : CIDB Grading : 4GB or higher 2019-03-12 11:00 ZNTM01032W

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Tender Site Visits

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

If you are so fortunate to have reached the stage where Organs of State or Private Sector Companies want to do a site visit, you must know that you are in the final stage in winning that tender that you have responded to.

But what must you do to prepare for a site visit?

The first thing is to ensure that your place of business is in excellent order. Be sure everything is clean and neat. A clean workshop or office is a pre-... Read More

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