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.
Upgrading and Rehabilitation of Winburg Water Treatment Plant: Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering Works. 2018-09-18 12:00 2018/08/009
Supply, delivery & installation of chlorine dioxide generator system & supply of precursor chemicals for Vaalkop WTW for a period of five (5) years. 2018-09-18 12:00 RFB/MW/148/2018-19
Appointment of a panel of debt collectors for PSiRA for a period of 3 years. 2018-09-19 11:00 RFB/2018/PSiRA/06
Review of Annual Financial Statements and Annual Performance Report 2018-08-23 15:00 SCM/RFQ/2019/007/MM
Tender for S24G and expansion of existing cemetery in Oudtshoorn and identification of new cemetery in De Rust. 2018-09-21 11:00 TD-02/07/2018
Supply, delivery and off-loading of toilet paper and hand towel rolls for a contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-09-21 12:00 BSM 12/19
Mossel Bay: Upgrading of Stormwater: phase 3 in Mossel-, Kiewiet-, Cupido-, Sinkfontein-, Eiland- and Bakke Streets. 2018-09-21 12:00 TENDER 2-18/19
Panel of legal practitioners to serve for Magalies Water for a period of three (3) years. 2018-09-21 12:00 RFB/MW/145/2017-18
Refurbishment Kuruman STW and Sewerage pump Station. 2018-09-25 12:00 Bid No: 07/2018-19
Supply and Delivery of Pig Iron. 2018-10-02 10:00 TE18-BFX-050-03998
Design, Manufacture, Supply, Delivery, Install, Commission and Testing of Passenger Lift. 2018-09-26 10:00 ELS 23/2018
For the supply and delivery of sixteen (16) physiologic monitoring systems for the acute care surgery (CIDEAST/FI) at Tygerberg Hospital. 2018-09-14 11:00 TBH 213/ 2018
Lease of Euvrard Park, Montagu as a Village Market” 2018-09-14 12:00 21/2018
Lease of available space to be utilized as a Kiosk at the Langeberg Thusong Centre, Paddy Street, Robertson 2018-09-14 12:00 50/2018
Refresh RFB1489-2016 for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of network equipment for SITA. 2018-09-07 11:00 RFB 1489- 1/ 2018
Lease of Keurkloof (4.2ha) Dassieshoek, Robertson 2018-09-14 12:00 47/2018
The Procurement of a Level Two Field Hospital as per African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Standards for the South African Military Health Services. (Procurement Plan Number: DOD PROC PLAN 17-18/ SAMHS/883). 2018-09-17 11:00 CPSC- B- M- 086- 2017RR
Refresh of RFB1482-2016 for the ACCREDITATION for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of network equipment for SITA. 2018-09-07 11:00 RFB 1482- 1/ 2018
Lease of Keurkloof (1.6ha) Dassieshoek, Robertson 2018-09-14 12:00 46/2018
Supply 1 X electric tow tractor. NB: refer to specification attached to quotation. 2018-08-29 11:00 ZNQ 325/ 18

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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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