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.
Specification for the appointment of service provider to perform upholstery on office chairs. 2018-09-26 11:00 SCMU4-18/19-0009
Alternative office accommodation: 1928.41m² and 19 parking bay. 2018-09-26 11:00 LS07/18
Office accommodation: 1303.41m² and 37 parking bays for a period of 5 years. 2018-09-26 11:00 LS08/18
Repairs and maintenance of municipal fleet (as and when required) 36 months. 2018-09-26 12:00 8/3/1-12/2018
Provision of professional services: Audio-visual services 2018-09-27 10:00 54S/2018/19
Removal, Transportation and Disposal of Grit and Screenings from various City of Cape town Treatment Facilities. 2018-09-27 10:00 53S/2018/19
Provision of Environmental Professional Services. 2018-09-28 10:30 JW13652R
Electrical reticulation of approximately 500 informal residential units, Thembalethu. 2018-09-28 12:00 ENG024OF2018
Conduct a risk assessment for all high-risk departments of Kouga Municipality. 2018-09-27 12:00 148/2018
Supply and Delivery of New Computers for the College. 2018-09-28 11:00 C02/2018
To appoint a service provider to develop a Green Procurement Implementation Programme for the Construction of State Subsidised Human Settlements in the Western Cape. 2018-09-28 11:00 HS 03/2018/2019
Supply, Delivery and installation of 100KVA Stanby Generator at Kameeldoring Road Camp (CIDB Grading is 3EB or Higher). 2018-09-28 11:00 PWR 21/18
Construction of Bulk water reticulation upgrades in Blompark, Gansbaai. 2018-09-28 12:00 SC 1905/2018
Construction of Blompark Pump Station and Bulk Sewer Pipeline, Gansbaai. 2018-09-28 12:00 SC1906/2018
Construction of a DN800 steel watermain along Anton Lembede Street from Alexander Street (CH 0) to Mahatma Gandhi Road (CH 2 250): Wards 26 & 28. 2018-09-21 10:00 1X-38923
Construction of a DN800 steel watermain along Mahatma Gandhi Road from Anton Lembede Street (CH 2 250) to Camperdown Road (CH 4 150): Wards 26 & 28 2018-09-21 11:00 1X-38924
Appointment of a suitable service provider for the provision of learnership programme in Early Childhood Development for a period of 24 months. 2018-09-21 11:00 1Z-38969
Appointment of a suitable service provider to conduct training on hazardous identification and risk assessment (HIRA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) for a period of 36 months. 2018-09-21 11:00 1Z-39277
Provision of project management programme for a period of 36 months. 2018-09-21 11:00 1Z-39218
Upgrade to industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) water meter installations in the eThekwini Municipality: Phase 5 2018-09-21 11:00 WS.7043


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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