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.
Supply and deliver of one (1) Ventrac 4500y ride on lawn mower including a Ventrac side discharge finishing mower deck MS720 and a transport trailer. 2018-09-28 12:00 TENDER 28-18/19
Clearing of Municipal and Private Erven for a contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-09-28 12:00 SC1908/2018
Supply, delivery and installation of playground equipment at various play parks in the Mossel Bay Municipal area. 2018-09-28 12:00 TENDER 22-18/19
Supply and delivery of photoelectric smoke detectors with a 10-year lithium battery and hush feature. 2018-09-28 12:00 TENDER 15-18/19
Supply, fitment, balancing and repair of tyres. 2018-09-28 12:00 8/3/1-11/2018
Rectification to 106 houses at Smartie Town, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch. 2018-09-28 12:00 Tender BSM 09/19
Provision of professional services for a detailed design for the replacement of the floating gravity caisson at the Robinson Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town. 2018-10-02 10:00 TNPA 762
Provision of a traffic contravention service for The City of Cape Town. 2018-10-01 10:00 52S/2018/19
Rehabilitation of Qumbu Sport Field. 2018-10-03 12:00 MIG/CS/EC/12532/15/18
Rehabilitation of Tsolo Sport Feild. 2018-10-03 12:00 CS/EC/12531/15/18
Expression of interest for blinds & curtaining. 2018-10-11 11:00 SCM/19-37/C
Expression of interest for tiling works. 2018-10-11 11:00 SCM/19-35
Request For Proposals: Establishment Of A Go-Karting Track And Its Related/ Ancillary Facilities On The Remainder Of Erf 1 Newcastle. 2018-10-24 12:30 A042 - 2017/18
Notice to register on Lepelle Northern Water Database. 2018-12-30 16:30 DATABASE 2018/2019
Print, Supply and Delivery of Patient Records to all Institutions within the Provincial Government of the Western Cape Department of Health for a three (3) year period. 2018-10-26 11:00 WCGHSC0109/ 2017
Supply and delivery of Anti-Retroviral Medicines to the state for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 2018-09-25 11:00 RT71- 2019
The supply and delivery of anti-retroviral medicines to the state for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 2018-09-25 11:00 RT71- 2019
Betterment and Re-gravelling of P215 2018-09-21 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 782
Appointment of a contractor for the demolition and replacement of the low-level bridge, demolition and removal of the artificial pond and reinforcement of the Banks of the crocodile River at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort/Mogale City. 2018-09-21 11:00 SANBI: G307/ 2018
New 4 Bed Staff Accommodation Unit at Vergelegen Nature Reserve 2018-09-21 11:00 EKZNW 11/ 2018


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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