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

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

www.how2tender.com

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

www.how2tender.com

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

www.how2tender.com

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and deliver an AO Designjet Multifunction Plotter/Printer 2018-08-24 11:00 GQ08181875
Supply toe construction type: carbon steel toe cap female boots 2018-08-28 10:00 GA11900153
Supply and deliver Pistols complete with Holster and accessories 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181887
Service providers are invited to tender for the provision of Courier Services of Food Sample Parcels to the Forensic Laboratory Services in Cape Town 2018-08-24 11:00 CSQ08181389
Tenders are invited for Healthy Living Interventions for NMBM Employees 2018-08-24 11:00 CSQ08181388
For the supply, delivery, offloading and installation of a double wide boardroom, kitchenette unit and extras at Ficksburg Wilhelmina farm, GPS coorddinates: 28.820278 S Latitude, 27.8002777 E Longitude as specified in the scope. 2018-09-20 11:00 ERIC7944
Tenders are invited for The Removal of Redundant Playground Equipment on Various Public Open Spaces and Transporting them back to Hillside Depot as per spec 2018-08-28 11:00 CSQ08181395
Supply and delivery of EPWP protective clothing 2018/19 2018-08-24 12:00 No reference number
Demand Response Aggregation System. 2018-09-27 10:00 PSCED0158
Design - Build of mechanical and electrical works for the replacement of the blowers for the DA plant at the Bellville Watewater Treatment Works. 2018-08-28 10:00 47Q/2018/19
Compliance tool, software and licensing. 2018-09-18 11:00 CATHS/CTSL/003/2018
Capacity Building Programme. 2018-09-18 11:00 CATHS/CBW/012/2018
Submission and Presentation of proposals for cable monitoring system for all four towns. 2018-09-18 12:00 2018/08/007
Appointment of a Panel of Service Provider(S) to Supply and Deliver Books for DRDLR for a period of 36 months 2018-09-06 11:00 5/2/2/1-RDLR 0021 (2018/2019)
Consultancy services to develop project proposals selected from the Africa-Arab action plan 2017-2021 2018-08-31 15:00 AUC/DREA/C/189
Appointment of Service Provider to Develop Provincial Business Continuity Plans for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for the period of seven (7) months 2018-09-06 11:00 5/2/2/1-RDLR 0020 (2018/2019)
Repairs to Bellville Fire Station. 2018-08-29 14:00 L11900021
Appointment of a Service Provider to Assist the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform with the Upgrade and Maintenance of the Private Automated Branch Exchange (PABX) System for the period of three years 2018-09-06 11:00 5/2/2/1-RDLR 0019 (2018/2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide a Comprehensive Organisational Design and Job Evaluation for the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) for a period of (3) three months 2018-09-06 11:00 5/2/2/1-RDLR 0018 (2018/2019)
Appointment of a service provider to render auctioneer services for STLM movable assets for 36 months. 2018-09-18 12:00 BS17/07/2018

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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

In Australia, for example, government procurement guidelines only allow suppliers who actually tender to be considered for a procurement decision. If the leading supplier or suppliers do not tender, the purchaser can only consider bids from suppliers who do tender. If leading suppliers are not considered, the purchaser may end up buying inferior product or service... Read More

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