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.
Construction of Ngqeleni Transport Hub 2018-06-26 12:00 BID 24/2018
Supply & delivery of motor coach & plain trailer brake blocks (as & when required). 2018-06-28 10:00 DBN/OPS (RTPC) 776
Supply, delivery, commissioning and off-loading of ambulance equipment for the City of Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services Department on an “as and when “required basis from 01 July 2018 until 30 June 2021 2018-06-26 10:00 A-DEMS 05-2018
Tender for the disassembly, assembly and relocation of 275/132/11kv transformers from one point to another, complete with all accessories, and retrofitting and repairing faulty power transformers to their original condition in all respects as and when required: three year period 2018-06-26 10:00 USD EE 56-2017/18
Appointment of consulting firm as technical advisors to Ekurhuleni Taxi Industry (ETI) on the Ekurhuleni Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN/BRT) from the date of award until 30 June 2021 2018-06-27 10:00 PS-PT 35-2018
Appointment of an Independent Facilitator for the Industry Transition Process of the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network within the City of Ekurhuleni, on an as and when required basis from date of award until 30 June 2021 2018-06-26 10:00 PS-PT 33-2018
Appointment of a Geotechnical Consultant with specific experience in all areas of dolomite related risk management to assist CoE on an “as-and-when” required basis for the period from date of award until 30 June 2021 2018-06-26 10:00 PS-CP 24-2018
Tender to appoint a panel of public relations, communication and marketing agencies to implement the City of Tshwane above-the-line (ATL), below-the-line (BTL) and through-the-line (TTL) marketing and communication campaigns and projects, as and when required: three year period. 2018-06-27 10:00 CME 02-2017/18
RFP for the Upgrade of Bays 48 & 49 at the Wagon Manufacturing Business, Bloemfontein. 2018-06-26 10:00 TE18-BFX-5FP-01787-CIDB
Supply of Ad-Hoc Sewage Suction Tank Services 2018-06-29 12:00 114-17/18
Rendering of Street Cleaning Services within the Worcester Central Business Area for the period ending 30 june 2020 2018-06-29 11:00 BV 613
Supply and delivery of cannon boxes and U-Tube. 2018-06-26 10:00 TE18-BFX-050-03450
Provision of banking services. 2018-07-30 12:00 T2017/18/24
South African National Roads Agency SOC limited contract NRA N003-030-2017/2ENV for environmental subservices on the upgrade of national route 3, section 3 from Gladys Manzi Road (km 5.9) to New England Road Interchange (km 9.0) T1.1 tender notice and invitation to tender (Incorporating SBD1). 2018-06-27 14:00 NRA N003-030-2017/2ENV
Supply and Delivery of 11kv Miniature Substations and Distribution Transformers With Rating of up to 1mva for a contract period ending 30 june 2021 2018-06-29 12:00 BSM 109/18
Van Der Stel Sport Grounds: Roof and Structural Repairs and Minor Alterations 2018-06-29 12:00 B/SM 88/18
Manufacture, supply and installation of steel high security perimeter fencing and access gates for electrical substations, for a contract period ending 30 June 2021 2018-06-29 12:00 BSM 77/18
Appointment of an operator to operate the restaurant at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Riverside, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, for a period of five years. 2018-06-25 11:00 SANBI: G297/2018
Provision of consulting Electrical Engineering Services to Design and perform Project Management for Installation of Ngwako Primary Cableline. 2018-06-26 00:00 BS03/04/2018
For Professional Support Services to Support the Avantis Shneider Electric Prism. 2018-07-26 10:00 CORP4427


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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