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

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.
Appointment of a service provider at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for restoration of Pinmill Farm Premises on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017 2018-10-26 11:00 ICASA 20/ 2018
The Financial Intelligence Centre request for information for a contract management tool. 2018-11-10 11:00 National: Financial Intelligence Centre: Supply Chain Management
The Financial Intelligence Centre request proposals from service providers for procurement of an Automated Web Search Application for use by the Financial Intelligence Centre. 2018-11-09 11:00 FIC/ RFB/ WEBSEARCH/ 1/ 0004/ 2018/ 19
Invitation to an Open Tender for the Appointment of Panel of Contractors to Assist AIDC With Various Infrastructure And Maintenance Projects for a period of 3 years 2018-11-09 11:00 AIDC T05/ 2018
Appointment of an Organisational Development (OD) consultant to conduct an organisational structure review for Dube Tradeport Corporation. 2018-11-12 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 24/ COR/ 09/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to conduct a feasibility study, develop business plan and financial model for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at DTPC. 2018-11-12 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 30/ IFR/ 10/ 2018
Dishwasher soap dispenser 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 960/ 1819
Appointment of service provider for the provision of quality control specialist services to DTPC BID Committees for a period of two (2) years. 2018-11-12 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 28/ CEO/ 10/ 2018
The appointment of a service provider to conduct three (3) climate change risk and vulnerability assessments as well as three (3) climate change response plans over a period of seven (7) months. 2018-11-08 10:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0045(2018/ 2019)
Western Cape: DOD: Saldanha Military Academy: replace fire alarm system Appointment of : Mechanical Engineer 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTC003/ 18
Storage container 60lt. 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 958/ 1819
Appointment of a service provider(s) for the provisioning of routine (preventative) and breakdown maintenance of medium capacity cyanoacrylate fuming cabinets, bench top discharge cartridge case fingerprint enhancement systems, bench mounted class 1 laser viewing boxes, small capacity desktop fingerprint development cabinets and shoe impression tyre track systems: Division: Forensic services for a period of three (3) years. 2018-11-20 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 144TP (17)
The appointment of a service provider to outsource the management, operating and maintenance services of three Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Bo 105 helicopters to be used by the department of environmental affairs for fire-fighting duties; planning and mapping work; anti-poaching work; surveillance; search and rescue; monitoring and evaluation; compliance and enforcement; Advocacy and extension services; and the taking of teams to inaccessible areas for the control of invasive species. 2018-11-09 10:00 E 1481
Establishment of the Ekurhuleni Construction Eco-system and Multipurpose centre, The Ekurhuleni PoP Up Centre 2018-11-15 11:00 GEP004/ Popupcentre/ 18
Provision for three (03) panel of travel management services. 2018-11-09 11:00 Ingwe/ 03/ 2018
Request for quotation: installation and internet telephony communications system. 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ: NSF
King Williams Town Magistrates Court: Security Measures and Airconditioning. 2018-12-04 11:00 PE21/ 2018
The appointment of a service provider to develop a national buffering mechanism policy for world heritage sites in South Africa for the period of eight (8) months. 2018-11-09 11:00 E1482
SAPS: Mbekweni Police Station: Construction of Ablution Facilities 2018-11-09 11:00 CPT1012/ 18
Request for proposals to appoint a service provider to render psychosocial support to identified learners in the Frances Baard District for a period of 36 months for Northern Cape Department of Education. 2018-11-09 11:00 NC/ DE/ 003/ 2018- 2019

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Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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