During the past week it has become clear that there is this misconception that if you have a registered business you are ready to tender. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Business people assume that if they have a registered company, a tax clearance certificate and a B-BBEE certificate they are bound to be successful in responding to tenders.

Ease of doing business in South Africa

By Werner van Rooyen


16 May 2014

Sometimes it feels that it is really impossible to start a business in South Africa. It also feels that it is very difficult to do business in South Africa. But how difficult is it really?

Expanding your business

By Werner van Rooyen


9 June 2014

So you have started your business and you have survived the crucial first two years. Everything is going well in your business, you can finally afford to take a holiday and you do not have to work day and night to make ends mead.

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen


8 December 2014

On our How2tender.com website we have a contact us page. The idea with this page is to answer questions from entrepreneurs regarding our website should there be something on the website that is unclear or just normal run of the mill questions regarding our products and services. The problem is that we get a lot of weird questions and requests through this page.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Laingsburg: Anysberg Nature Reserve: Electrical Repairs. 2017-11-22 11:00 G009/ 17
Installation of High security fencing,CCTV monitors and Perimeter lighting of the KZN central laundry and Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital 2017-11-17 11:00 ZNTD NO: 04041W : WIMS No: 063371
Kimberley Henry Slegkamp and Building 200: Upgrading of kitchen 2017-11-10 11:00 KM14/ 17
Giyani Magistrate Office : Repair and Renovations 2017-11-07 11:00 PLK17/ 56
Fixing of clinics toilets at UMsinga sub-district. 2017-11-02 11:00 75MNT/ 2017/ 18
Repairs of accommodation blocks at drakensig mess in Air Force Base Hoedspruit 2017-11-20 11:00 CPSC- B- PC- 030- 2017
Office Accommodation for Competition Commission 2017-11-30 11:00 10- 2017/ 2018
Renovation of building A7 storm-water risk management system and coldrooms (CIDB Grading 3ME or 3EB) 2017-11-20 11:00 ARC\22\11\16
Renovation of Glasshouses B5 and B6 at ARC-VOP (Minimum CIDB Grading 4ME or 4GB) 2017-11-10 11:00 ARC\28\01\17
Appointment of a Construction Contractor for Supply, Delivery, Construction and Commissioning of 24 Broiler Houses (2 500 Broilers Each) and 6 Layer Houses (5 000 layers each) for the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 2017-11-24 11:00 ARC/ 20/ 10/ 17
Supply and implement a Hyper-Converged infrastructure (HCI) solution for the Department of Defence (DOD) Primary Data Centre and Secondary Data Centre for a period of three (3) years 2017-11-17 11:00 RFB 1641/ 2017
Supply,Install, commission and two years maintenance control of new hydroboils in SITA Pretoria buildings 2017-11-13 11:00 RFB 1639/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Design and Construction of Sanbi’s Kirstenbosch-South Africa Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit 2017-11-10 11:00 SANBI: G 287/ 2017
Manufacture, Deliver and Commission One New High Speed Passenger Ferry of Proven Design, Operating in the Table Bay Area Between The Nelson Mandela Gateway At Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town Harbour, and Murray’s Bay Harbour at Robben Island 2017-11-17 11:00 RIM FER- 01- 2017 / 2018
Provision of a Restaurant Point of Sale & Materials Management System for Parliament of RSA 2017-11-03 12:00 B13/ 2017
Removal, Supply, deliver, install, and commission 4 x lifts at Ikhaya Lethemba One Stop Service Centre 2017-11-10 11:00 GT/ GDCS/ 141/ 2017
Information Technology Learnership, Business Administration Learnership and Chid and Youth Care Learnership for the Gauteng Department of Social Development 2017-11-10 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 146/ 2017
The Feasibility Study, Complete Design and Construction Monitoring of Farmer Production Support Unit In Mooi River Farm (Muden), High Flats and Manchester Farm In Umsinga, Ubuhlebezwe and Mandeni Local Municipality Within Harry Gwala and Ilembe District Municipality In The Kwazulu-Natal 2017-11-10 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (616) 000R
Port Elizabeth/ King Williams Town/ East London: 2: Invitation Of Members of the General Public to Submit Offers to Lease State-Owned Residential Houses at Verious Towns for a period of 5 years 2017-11-13 11:00 PEUC 01/ 2017
Proposed Hire of Residential Accommodation for 2018 intake of medical interns: 10x1 bedroom units 2017-11-20 11:00 ZNT 2951W


Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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