7 Disadvantages of Competitive Bidding

The bidding process can be very tedious sometimes. Here are some of the disadvantages of the bidding process.

1.    Leading suppliers may not tender

Recently it has become clear to us 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. People think that if they have a registered company, a tax clearance certificate and a B-BBEE certificate or affidavit they are bound to be successful in responding to tenders. Unfortunately there are other requirements that you have to comply with in order to be ready to tender.

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?

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen


On our Howtotender.co.za 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.

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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Provision of Conceptualisation, Management & Implementation of the GMA Events 2019-07-17 11:00 GMA/ 003/ 19
WIFI expansion (supply and installation) 2019-07-23 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T003
Appointment of a service provider to establish a Project Management Office (PMO) and provide Project Management (PM) Services for the Office of the Valuer-General for a period of 12 Months 2019-07-12 11:00 OVG (02) 2019/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct Farm Assessment of Grant – Based Land That Was Acquired and Transferred From 1994-2018 Through Restitution , Redistribution And Tenure Reform Programmes for a period of 24 months. 2019-07-11 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0029(2019/ 2020)
Appointment of a Service Provider(S) To Conduct Strategic Assessment of the Environment By Compiling Environmental Management Frameworks (Emfs) And Develop Listed Activities’s Exclusion Standards In And For Three (3) Investsa Prioritized Districts Municipalities Of Umkhanyakude In Kwa-Zulu Natal), Waterberg In Limpopo Abd John Taolo Gaetsewe In Northern Cape Over a period of eighteen months (18) months 2019-07-11 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0030(2019/ 2020)
Procurement and installation of an industrial CT scanner for dimensional measurements. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0001
Procurement of precision high-current source (calibrator and amplifier) including delivery. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0018
Appointment of a Service Provider For Rendering Of Standard Cleaning, Hygiene, Gardening and Maintenance Services for the Ladysmith District Office 45 Beacon Street Hospital Park Ladysmith for the period of 24 months 2019-07-12 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (720) 3L
Procurement of a solar power solution deployed to four buildings, same site, with capacity and uninterruptible function for its fridges and other instruments including supply, installation and commissioning including a 3-year onsite maintenance plan. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0002
Lease Of Office Space 2019-07-12 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0055
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Secretariat Services to the Cidb Board, Board Subcommittees and the Executive Committee for a Period of 6 Months, Thereafter on a Month-to-Month Basis Not Exceeding 6 Months 2019-07-22 11:00 RFB50044
Renovations to the NIOH Organic Chemisrty Laboratory. It is estimated that tenderers’ should have a CIDB contractor grading of 3GB or higher. 2019-07-19 11:00 RFB019- 19- 20
Supply and deliver one (1) x Roller: Pneumatic - Tyred: 13000 - 25000kg 2019-07-23 11:00 S013/ 19
Supply and deliver two (2) x Loader: Pneumatic: 1.34 - 1.90 (1.72m3) 2019-07-23 11:00 S012/ 19
Invitation to Service Providers to Submit Proposals to Conduct Organisation Design for for the CIPC 2019-07-23 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 01/ 2019/ 2020
Replacement and Collection of Waste Skip Containers to Sita Erasmuskloof, Centurion, Numerus And Beta Buildings for 36 Month. 2019-07-11 11:00 RFB 1958/ 2019
Provision of Security Services for Legal Aid SA for a period of three (3) years. 2019-07-23 11:00 07/ 2019
Supply and deliver two (2) x Tractors: Four wheel drive: 151 - 180 KW 2019-07-23 11:00 S011/ 19
Provision of Security Services At Polokwane, Nelspruit and Thohoyandou Offices 2019-07-15 11:00 GPAA 14/ 2019
Renewal of Sophos Secure E-mail Appliance Licenses with maintenance. 2019-07-12 11:00 dti 05/ 19- 20


2 items that determine tender pricing

Article by Werner van Rooyen


31 January 2019

Many bidders that respond to tenders struggle when it comes to calculating a price for a specific tender. One of the reasons for this is that a large number of Small Business Owners are usually new to the tender process and therefore they lack the necessary experience to price their bids correctly.

Without getting into the fundamentals of accounting there are two basic items that determine your... Read More

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