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


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.
Construction of Moyeni New Police Station. 2018-09-25 11:00 19/1/9/1/20 TB(18)
RE- Advertisement: Three Year Contract for the Supply of Fuel and Fuel Management System to Okhahlamba Local Municipality. 2018-10-05 12:00 8/1/1/4/1 - TEC11/2018
Aerial Fire Fighting for the period of three years. 2018-10-08 12:00 E/07/18-19
Annual Tender for the Repairs, Maintenance and Refurbishment Of Municipal Buildings and Facilities for a period of thirty six months: Air Conditioning. 2018-09-28 12:00 CE: 228
Annual Tender for the Repairs, Maintenance and Refurbishment of Municipal Buildings and Facilities for a period of thirty six months: Welding and Miscellaneous 2018-09-28 12:00 CE: 171
Annual Tender for the Repairs, Maintenance and Refurbishment of Municipal Buildings and Facilities for a period of thirty six months: Floor Coverings 2018-09-28 12:00 CE: 170
Appointment of panel of four (4) Consultants for Electrical Engineering Studies and Componentization of assets for 2018/19; 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years on an as and when basis 2018-09-26 12:00 BS32/09/2018
Supply, delivery and Off-Loading of Electrical 11kv xlpe Cables 2018-09-20 12:00 BS 27/08/2018
Fence and Gates Installation. 2018-10-07 14:00 SR11900022
Supply,delivery and Off-Loading of Electrical Pvc Swa Cables. 2018-09-20 12:00 BS28/08/2018
Renovation of Workshop at Witrand Hospital in Potchefstroom. 2018-09-25 11:00 PWR57 /18
Request for Bid for the Supply of Training School Equipment. 2018-09-25 11:00 SAAT009/17
Re- Supply delivery of conference equipment and accessories, printing equipment and printing consumables 2018-09-28 15:00 AUC/DCMP/G/1-6
Appointment of a service provider at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to conduct Market Inquiry in the Electronic Communications Sector for a period of twenty four (24) months. 2018-09-25 10:00 ICASA 02/2018
Supply and delivery of anti-retro-viral medicines to the State for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022. 2018-09-25 11:00 RT71-2019
Upgrading of Pellsrus Sports Facility. 2018-09-25 12:00 135/2018
Request for Proposals for the acquisition of a service provider to conduct Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting Services, for a period of 3 years at Airports Company South Africa's OR Tambo International Airport. 2018-09-25 12:00 ORT 220/2018
A prequalification enquiry to establish a contract for auditing and capturing of data within the prepaid meter environment (Electrification areas) in the KZN Operating Unit. 2018-09-26 10:00 DD6681/DG
Provision of the Veritas netbackup software licences and maintenance. 2018-09-26 10:00 CORP 4546
Specification for the appointment of service provider to perform upholstery on office chairs. 2018-09-26 11:00 SCMU4-18/19-0009


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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