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


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


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


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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Events management services (Panel) 2018-01-04 12:00 FGTM/TS52/17/18
Marketing, branding and media advertising services 2018-01-04 12:00 FGTM/TS51/17/18
The supply, delivery and erect of 21 km of 6 strand barbed wire fence in support of Agri-hub maize production in Alfred Duma Local Municipality under Uthukela District Municipality within the kwazulu- Natal province 2017-12-15 11:00 SS-KZN 7/1/6/3 ( 640 ) 000R
Purchase of an intergrated governance, risk management, compliance, audit and performance software (GRCAP) 2018-01-03 12:00 FGTM/MM50/17/18
Provision of physical security at identified municipal offices of the Fetakgomo Greater Tubatse Municipality for a period of 24 months 2018-01-03 12:00 FGTM/MM49/17/18
Appointment of a service provider for the production and development of the citizens report 2018-01-18 11:00 NEPO/076/2018
Supply, installation and commissioning of new “a-grade roller brake testers – two lanes” at the vehicle testing station, Worcester Traffic Department 2017-12-08 11:00 BV659
Supply Recreational items 2017-11-29 12:00 GG11800249
Horticultural maintenance of Rocklands in M/Plain 2017-11-28 10:30 SN11800473
Supply: Snack packs 2017-11-24 15:00 GF11800461
Supply and delivery of Gert Sibande District Implementation Plan for HIV, STI'S and TB (2017-2022) RE-ADVERT 2017-11-27 12:00 82/2017
Cleaning of residential areas by means of small contractors 2017-11-30 12:00 57465
Supply: pine powder deodorant 2017-11-24 16:00 GC11800346
Provision of a Laboratory Information Management System and Related Support Services for a three year period. 2017-12-07 10:00 GSDM 61/2017
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Refurbishment and Sealing of the Roof Structure at the Gsdm Laboratory 2017-12-06 12:00 92/2017
Supply tennis gravel for Rooikrans Sport Field 2017-11-24 16:00 GC11800344
NC: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Roadworks NQF4 2017-12-01 14:00 SQ11800186
Installation of turnstile and maintenance of access control for Madibeng Local Municipality for a period of 36 months 2018-01-18 10:00 RFT21/11/2017/18
Small Plant Operator (SPO) training 2017-12-01 14:00 SQ11800190
Supply delivery pave and maintenance of asphalt surface roads 2018-01-18 10:00 RFT20/11/2017/18


Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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