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.
Request to Appoint a Panel of External Compliance Risk Management Service Providers for a period of three (03) years 2018-11-09 11:00 RFA 1824/ 2018:
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites suitably, qualified and experienced service provider to bid for a task of Development and Implementing Arts and Culture Development Programmes in collaboration with Community Arts Centres (CACs) and Community Arts Organisation in the four provinces of Free State, Mpumalanga, Northen Cape, and Limpopo. 2018-11-09 11:00 DAC 11/ 18- 19
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provision, Upgrade And Implement Sage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System To Robben Island Museum (RIM) for the period of thirty-six (36) months 2018-11-19 11:00 RIM ICT- 02- 2018 / 2019
The appointment of a service provider to render project management services in the implementation of training, mentorship and placement of graduates in farms funded by the national skills fund. 2018-11-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ 14/ 18
Appointment of a Service Provider to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of a 13m fibreglass coastal research vessel, including the provision of a dolly, routine and unforeseen maintenance and modifications to the vessel over a period of three (3) years 2018-11-19 11:00 NRF/ SAIAB/ 2019- 006
Appointment of a panel of service providers to supply and deliver 50ppm diesel in the ports of Mossel Bay, Cape St. Francis, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Richards Bay to fuel two coastal research vessels and vehicles for a period of five (5) years 2018-12-05 11:00 NRF/ SAIAB/ 2019- 002
Repairs and upholstery of chairs - 29 chairs 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 61/ 08/ 2018
Welkom Department of Rural Developement and Land Reform (Drd & Lr): Lejweleputswa District: Alternative Office Accommodation and Parking Facilities (1557.50m² and 20 Parking Bays) 2018-11-13 11:00 BL18/ 064
Invitation to service providers to submit proposals for acquisition of a service provider to provide project management services to the Enterprise Project Management office for a period of 12 months /or 785 Hours, whichever comes first. 2018-11-19 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 13/ 2018/ 2019
Bethlehem Department of Rural Developement And Land Reform (Drd & Lr): Thabo Mofutsanyane District: Alternative Office Accommodation And Parking Facilities (1994.17m² and 25 Parking Bays) 2018-11-13 11:00 BL18/ 063
For sale of: removal and recycling of cardboard and waste paper 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 64/ 08/ 2018
FICKSBURG: SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY (SASSA): New Office Accommodation and Parking Facilities (561.01m² and 20 Parking Bays) 2018-11-13 11:00 BL18/ 065
Appointment of a service provider at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for provision of storage facilities on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017 2018-10-26 11:00 ICASA 21/ 2018
Invitation to bidders to submit proposals for the appointment of a group risk insurance/assurance provider for all CIPC employees. 2018-10-22 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 17/ 2018/ 2019
Invitation for an open tender for the Supply of Telephone Management System and Maintenance of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) At Aidc’s Multiple Sites 2018-11-15 11:00 AIDC T10/ 2018
Staff lockers (ABS Plastic) 3 tier x40 2018-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 744/ 18
Request for proposal for air quality monitoring in The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ). 2018-11-12 12:00 CDC/ 446/ 18
Fridge tags 2018-10-31 11:00 ZNQ: 303 / 2018/ 19
Construction of Sidewalks on P483 in the Amajuba District. Tenderers must be registered as 3CE with the CIDB ,Department of Transport’s Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractors Database and also be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database (CSD).Target designated group: Women. The duration of the project will be stipulated in the tender document. 2018-11-15 11:00 C253/ 1819/ SW/ 561
Construction of Sidewalks on P41 in the Amajuba District. Tenderers must be registered as 3CE with the CIDB ,Department of Transport’s Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractors Database and also be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database (CSD).Target designated group: Open. The duration of the project will be stipulated in the tender document. 2018-11-15 11:00 C253/ 1819/ SW/ 563

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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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