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?

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen


On our Howtotender.co.za 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.

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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and delivery of hormone modulating agents to the State for the period ending 30 September 2020 2019-07-08 11:00 RT283- 1- 2017
Supply and delivery of anti-retroviral medicines to the State for the period ending 31 March 2022. 2019-07-08 11:00 RT71- 1- 2019
Enterprise development opportunity notification- Enterprise Supplier Development Programme: Hydro Health Systems 2019-06-19 12:00 No reference number
Enterprise development opportunity notification- Enterprise Supplier Development Programme: Fire Equipment Supply and Maintenance 2019-06-19 19:00 No reference number
Supply and delivery of food items (ART Food parcels) and cleaning materials for a period of 24 months 2019-06-28 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 026/ 2019
Supply and delivery of food items (ART Food parcels) and cleaning materials for a period of 24 months 2019-06-28 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 027/ 2019
Supply of various Special Purpose Clothing for Regional Works Unit, KwaZulu-Natal 2019-07-10 11:00 SPSC- B- 011- 2019
The objective of this is to appoint various service providers to form a panel consisting of three (3) Ms Dynamic AX Accredited Service Providers who will provide the W&RSETA with Microsoft Dynamic AX Specialized resources 2019-06-28 11:00 ITD/ 2019/ 0013
NRWDI requires the services of a specialist Organisational Development service provider or a specialist company to undertake an organisational diagnosis / assessment and to implement interventions to address key challenges that impact on organisational effectiveness. 2019-06-18 11:00 NRWDI/ HR/ 2019- 01
Supply and Delivery for Bath Linen 2019-07-01 12:00 GNP- 015- 19
Supply and Delivery of Cleaning Chemicals 2019-07-12 12:00 GNP- 016- 19
Supply and Delivery of Catering , Conferencing Bed Linen 2019-07-08 12:00 GNP- 014- 19
Appointment of Board Secretariat Services until 31 March 2020 2019-06-28 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201920114
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Provision of Occupational Hygiene Survey Services for Pikitup Johannesburg (SOC) Limited for 12 months 2019-07-09 11:00 PU063/ 2018
To Appoint a Service Provider to Improve Physical Science Teaching and Learning at Carnarvon High School in the Northern Cape For Three Years 2019-06-28 11:00 NRF SARAO SCMM 002 2019
Request for Proposals: Appointment of a Suitable Service Provider to Provide Enterprise-Wide Data Management Services and Solution to The Nhbrc for a Period of One (01) Year 2019-07-01 11:00 NHBRC 04/ 2019
Appointment of a Panel of Service Provider to Undertake Research Project CoE 190801 “The Prevalence of Pneumoconiosis Amongst 2008 Novice Mine Workers and The Dose - Response Exposure Amongst Those Novices With Pneumoconiosis” 2019-07-09 11:00 MHSC010/ 2019- 20
Project management of taking FSCA to the people project 2019-07-02 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- DF003
Development of accredited training programme for consumer education facilitators 2019-07-02 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- DF001
Money smart week 2020 public relations, marketing and media 2019-07-02 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- DF002


10 things to remember when you tender

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

There are many things that you as a small business owner must remember when you respond to a tender and sometimes responding to a tender can be overwhelming. Experience has taught me that there are some important things to remember when responding to a Tender and there are some less important things to remember when responding to a Tender.

Here are ten of the important things to remember when responding to a Tender. Please remember that all ten of these items mention here are equal... Read More

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