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.
Procurement of Construction Services 2018-08-06 14:00 4017A
The Breede Valley Municipalities invites tenders for the communication services for the period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-07-06 11:00 BV 508
Supply and delivery of chlorine and other products for water disinfection for the period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-07-06 11:00 BV 706
Supply and delivery of lime and other products for Water and Wastewater Treatment for the period ending 30 June 2021 2018-07-06 11:00 BV 707
Darvill Wastewater Works: Design, supply and installation of an advanced oxidation ultraviolet system and auxiliaries. 2018-07-05 12:00 2018/148
The University of South Africa invites suitably qualified service providers to participate in an Expression of interest to secure leased regional facilities 2018-07-02 12:00 EOI2018/01
Procurement of Construction Services 2018-08-06 14:00 4017B
South African Weather Services (SAWS) wishes to extend its services through the identification of partners who can generate revenue from the development, marketing and sales of industry specific products and services 2018-06-29 11:00 RFS-01/2018
Provision of Enterprise Resource Planning System to CATHSSETA. 2018-06-25 11:00 CATHS/ERP/001/2018
Provision of Internet Service Provision and GSM Data Services 2018-06-25 11:00 MICT-SETA/ISP- GSM/2018
The supply and delivery of calcium hypochlorite solution for the Operations Department of ERWAT – various ERWAT WWCW’s 2018-06-29 12:00 ERW201710/TNDR-008
Printing and Distribution of Monthly Municipal Accounts and Newsletters. 2018-07-02 11:00 FIN026/2018
Appointment of a contractor for the upgrading of Siyathemba Stadium. 2018-06-28 12:00 PROJECT DLM 07/2017
Tender for a panel for the Provision of Catering Services for events in the Local Municipalities of the King Cetshwayo District for the Period Ending 30 June 2021 2018-06-27 12:00 KCDM/12/2018
Verdwaal 2- Internal water reticulation, booster & borehole pump stations, rising main and storage. 2018-06-29 11:00 NMMDM 17/18/07 PMU
Schoongezicht Water Supply. 2018-06-29 11:00 NMMDM 17/18/10 PMU
Kuruman Public Protector: Alternative office accommodation: 215.91m² and 6 parking bays for a period of 5 years. 2018-06-27 11:00 LS03/18
Upington Statistics South Africa: Alternative office accommodation: 454.55m² and 15 parking bays for a period of 5 years 2018-06-27 11:00 LS02/18
Development of a unique online platform 2018-06-30 17:30 No reference number supplied
Provision of Cash and Transit Services to Kouga Local Municipality for a period of three (3) years. 2018-06-25 12:00 81/2018


Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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