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.
Bid for the supply and delivery of endoscopic consumables to all hospitals/institutions under the control of the Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three year period. 2019-01-31 11:00 WCGHCC021/ 1/ 2018
Appointment of National Skills Fund (NSF) Project Management Company for the training of offenders in the Department of Correctional Services:2018/19 - 2021/22 Financial Years 2019-01-28 11:00 HO7/ 2018
Appointment of a Professional Conference Organiser for the Department of Basic Education for a period of three years 2019-01-18 11:00 DBE155
Bid for the supply and delivery of catheters, drainage bags and urological incontinence appliances. To all hospitals/institutions under the control of the Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three year period 2019-01-31 11:00 WCGHCC023/ 2017
Methanol1L - absolute, Sodium dihydrogen orthophosphate 100grams, Disodium hydrogen orthophosphate etc. Full specs is available on request. 2018-12-14 11:00 RFQ 000299
Hach Ammonia, Nitrogen regents-products (Full specification will be provided on request). 2018-12-14 11:00 RFQ 000298
The appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of spectacles and lenses as well as supply of contact lenses and solution with provision of optometric support to patients under the age of eighteen (18) years and adults with specialized refractive needs to Tygerberg Hospital 2019-01-04 11:00 TBH 502/ 2018
The appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of cochlear implant systems to Tygerberg Hospital 2019-01-04 11:00 TBH 507/ 2018
Supply, installation, demonstration and commissioning of multipurpose ceiling suspended xray tube system with dual detector flat panel system at Ngwelezana Hospital (RAD 30): once off 2019-01-29 11:00 ZNB 9639/ 2018- H
Appointment of a Service Provider to Develop Partnership Strategy & Framework for the Intersectoral Coordination & Strategic Partnerships (ICPS) of the Department Civilian Secretariat For Police Service 2019-01-14 11:00 CSPS03/ 2018- 2019
Supply and delivery of 3 audiometers including 3 sound proof audiometric booths for Catherine Booth; Tongaat CHC; Turton CHC: once off 2019-01-30 11:00 ZNB 9640/ 2018- H
The supply and delivery of respiratory aids and related items for various institutions for a period of 3 years: (part 4) anaesthetic workstation and ventilator accessories HME filters suction tubing and devices, nasogastric tubes; and (part 5) tracheostomy tubes and accessories purpose 2019-01-28 11:00 ZNB 6685/ 3/ 2018- H
Supply and delivery of respiratory aids and related items for various institutions: endotracheal tubes: 3 year contract. 2019-01-28 11:00 ZNB 6685/ 2/ 2018- H
The supply and delivery of respiratory aids and respiratory aids and related items for various institutions: contract period: 3 years 2019-01-28 11:00 ZNB 6685/ 1/ 2018- H
Supply and delivery of three (3) digital mobile x-ray unit (spec no. Rad 29) for Ngwelezane Hospital: once off 2019-01-29 11:00 ZNB 9645/ 2018- H
Supply and delivery of cone beam CT Scanner for dental use at King Edward VIII Hospital: once off (RAD 28) 2019-01-30 11:00 ZNB 9642/ 2018- H
Supply, implement, maintain and support a Nursing College Administration System (NCAS) for the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), Department of Defence (DOD) for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2019-01-18 11:00 RFB 1868/ 2018
Appointment of CISCO certified partner to supply and delivery CISCO catalyst switch. 2019-01-08 11:00 sefa: 29/ IT/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Development, Maintenance and Enhancement of the QCTO Certification and Verification Systems for a period of 36 months. 2019-01-09 11:00 PUR 806/ 23
Rendering of Security Services at Zanele Mbeki Home for the Frail and Elderly Persons for a period of 36 months 2019-01-25 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 176/ 2018

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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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