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

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.
Appointment of a service provider to render cleaning and hygiene services for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: Deeds Registry Cape Town for a period of 24 months 2019-01-07 11:00 DRDLR (CRD- 15) 2018/ 19
Pretoria: Rendering of Cleaning Services at NPA Offices 28 Church Square for period of 24 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 066
Pretoria: Rendering of Cleaning Services at Centre Walk Building for period of 24 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 067
Pretoria: Garden Maintenance, Supply of Horticulture material, Installation of Irrigation system, Firebreaks maintenance and Invader control at Johannesburg Houses for period of 36 months 2019-02-05 11:00 PT18/ 068
Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and training of a variable energy 70MeV H- cyclotron and associated beam lines for isotope production and the provision of spare parts at iThemba Labs, Cape Town, South Africa. 2019-02-01 11:00 NRF/ iThemba LABS/ 2018 - 19: 18
Maintenance of Gardens and Grounds for Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health: Head Office Buildings on a three (3) Year Contract 2019-01-08 11:00 ZNB 2760/ 2018- H
Iziko Museums of South Africa invites suitably qualified and experienced IT service providers to submit a proposal for Information Technology Storage and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. 2019-01-25 12:00 FIN/ ICT/ 12/ 2018
Maintenance of Gardens and Grounds for KwaZulu-Natal Department Of Health: Harry Gwala District on a three (3) year contract 2019-01-08 11:00 ZNB 2549/ 2018- H
2X High Speed Heavy Duty Wide Format (A0) Colour Printing Systems as Outright Purchase 2019-01-09 11:00 10393784
Provision of Cleaning of Buildings and Offices for Kwazulu-Natal Department Of Health: Umkhanyakude District on a three (3) year contract 2019-01-18 11:00 ZNB 3602/ 2018- H
Provision of Cleaning of Buildings and Offices for KwaZulu-Natal Department Of Health: Harry Gwala District on a three (3) year contract 2019-01-15 11:00 ZNB 3549/ 2018- H
2X High Speed Heavy Duty Wide Format (A0) Colour Printing Systems with option to Trade In current IEC A0 colour printers 2019-01-09 11:00 10393783
Cleaning of Building and Offices for the Provincial Pharmaceutical Supply Depot (Ppsd):3 Year Contract 2019-01-21 11:00 ZNB 3525/ 2018- H
Provision of Cleaning of Buildings and Offices for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health: Ethekwini District on a Three (3) Year Contract 2019-01-14 11:00 ZNB 3247/ 2018- H
Disk De-duplication Backup Devices (Including trade-in) 2019-01-10 11:00 10392130
Provision of Cleaning of Buildings And Offices for KwaZulu-Natal Department Of Health: Amajuba District on a three (3) year contract 2019-01-17 11:00 ZNB 3011/ 2018- H
Maintenance of Gardens and Grounds for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health: Umzinyathi District on a Three (3) Year Contract 2019-01-09 11:00 ZNB 2617/ 2018- H
Information Security Audit 2019-01-10 11:00 IEC/ ICT- 02/ 2018
Maintenance of Gardens and Grounds for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health: King Cetshwayo District on a Three (3) Year Contract 2019-01-10 11:00 ZNB 2621/ 2018- H
Appointment of service provider for procurement of heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system maintenance services for a period of three (3) years. 2018-12-28 11:00 HSRC/ 22/ 2018/ 19

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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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