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

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

www.how2tender.com

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

www.how2tender.com

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

www.how2tender.com

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Paediatric Negative Pressure Chest Drainage Bag Xl200 -With A Collection Chamber Of 400ml & A Compact Hanger. Must Have Accurate Volume Measurement, A Large Diameter Drainage Tap, A Needle Free Sampling Port. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1861/ 07/ 18
Placement or Outright purchase of an automated scanning and imaging system for Cytogentics and Fish Diagnostic tests 2018-09-11 11:00 RFB 0088/ 17/ 18
Brother Printer Drum Unit. Dr3215 (Original Only) 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.2145/ 07/ 18
Provision of panel of auditors nationally to the NHLS for a period of three (3) years. 2018-09-11 11:00 RFB 073/ 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to supply and erect trellis system for Coboop Irrigation Project, situated under Khai-Ma Local Municipality in the Namakwa District, Northern Cape Province 2018-09-07 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0003(2018/ 2019)
Extremity Drape - Size 220cm X 320cm, Spunbond Drape With Laminated Spun Bond Under Leg Area To Ensure Impervious Nature, Integrated Velcro Cable Holders, Loose Non-Slip Pad Included, Sterile, Single Packed, With Expiry & Package Date, Latex Free, Water Proof. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1845/ 07/ 18
Placement or Outright purchase of Point of Care Troponin Analyser in Kwazulu Natal region for a period of (3) three years 2018-09-10 11:00 RFB 068/ 18/ 19
Sterile Needles for Injection 30g 1/2 “ 0.3 X 13mm 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1814/ 07/ 18
Placement or Outright purchase of Automated Glass Coverslipper for Universitas for a period of (3) three years 2018-09-11 11:00 RFB 072/ 18/ 19
Spring Loaded Biopsy Needle, 14g X 20cm W 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1821/ 07/ 18
Hard, Plastic, Blue Scissor Clamps with Locking Ability for Clamping Lines 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1820/ 07/ 18
The Gauteng Department of Health invites of proposal from qualified medical doctors to perform Voluntary Medical Circumcision (VMMC) service as will be determined by the Department for a period of Three (3) years. 2018-08-31 11:00 GT/ GDH/ 099/ 2018
Supply: 300 units - Cannula manual vacuum aspiration size: 6mm; 250 units - Cannula manual vacuum aspiration size: 7mm; 100 units - Cannula Manual vacuum aspiration size: 8mm; 50 units - Syringe manual and vacuum aspiration double valve autoclavable to 121 degrees celsius 2018-08-29 11:00 356/ 18
Disposable Endoscopic Bite Blocks, 2cm Opening In Diameter & 48 French Depth, with Side Holes for Suctioning, Head Strap Inclusive. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1819/ 07/ 18
Bid for the supply and delivery of pet bottles used for sugar and salt solution to assist with alleviating diarrhoea. These bottles to be supplied and delivered to various sub-structures and districts under the control of The Department of Health: Western Cape Government for a two year period. 2018-09-14 11:00 WCGHCC033/ 2018
Arterial Line Single Transducer Dtx Plus 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1786/ 07/ 18
Ultra Sound Assisted Liposuction Machine with an Infiltration Pump with a Variety Of Sizes Of Infiltration and Suction Cannulas. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1659/ 06/ 17
Supply 3000 Units - Nebulizer Oxygen mask for peads 2018-08-29 11:00 ZNQ 318/ 18
Supply: Swabs gauze 100 X 100MM X 8Ply - non-sterile (200 PKTS X 6 months) 2018-08-24 11:00 ZNQ 435/ 18
Locking Pigtail Drain Sets - 8fr 10fr & 12fr - 25cm. 2018-08-28 11:00 ZNQ NO.1542/ 06/ 18

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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

In Australia, for example, government procurement guidelines only allow suppliers who actually tender to be considered for a procurement decision. If the leading supplier or suppliers do not tender, the purchaser can only consider bids from suppliers who do tender. If leading suppliers are not considered, the purchaser may end up buying inferior product or service... Read More

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