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.
Construction of Moyeni New Police Station: Eastern Cape Province 2018-09-25 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1 / 20TB (18)
Supply and delivery of equipment jackets and tactical/ battle jackets to the South African Police Service for a period of two (02) years 2018-09-21 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 29TT(18)
Supply and delivery of combination rifle and handgun safes to the South African Police Service: Nationally for a period of two (2) years. 2018-09-21 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 172 TT (17):
The RAF hereby invites experienced, suitably qualified service providers to provide leasing of office space for Polokwane Customer Service Centre Office (CSC) for a period of five (5) years. 2018-09-25 11:00 RAF/ 2018/ 00038
Upington SASSA: Alternative office accommodation: 1928.41m² and 19 parking bays for a period of 5 years. 2018-09-26 11:00 LS07/ 2018
The appointment of service provider to develop: A manual with Integrated Planning Guidelines for the development of sustainable Government Precincts. Compliance to the following Pre-qualification criteria for preferential procurement: A Tenderer having stipulated minimum B-BBEE status level of contributor: Level 1 or Level. 2018-09-25 11:00 H18/ 018AI
Kimberley Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform: Office accommodation: 1303.41m² and 37 parking bays for a period of 5 years. 2018-09-26 11:00 LS08/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to assist the Authority to conduct Market Inquiry in the Electronic Communications Sector for a period of twenty four (24) months on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017. 2018-09-25 11:00 ICASA 02/ 2018
New or construction of office accommodation: SAPS Tlhabane 1 640,23 m² with 10 covered parking bays in the CBD area of Rustenbrg for period of 60 months 2018-09-26 11:00 MMB 2019/ 008 LS
ORBIT TVET College invites capable and competent service providers to supply and deliver of New Computers for the College 2018-09-28 11:00 C02/ 2018
Department of Public Works: Ethekwini Regional Office-Mayville: Conversion and upgrade of existing workshop into a dining hall 2018-09-25 11:00 ZNTD 04200W
Appointment of a Legal Firm of Conveyancers to do the Transfer of Immovable Properties form Department of Settlements (The Then Department of Housing)to the name of KZN Provincial Government 2018-09-21 11:00 ZNT02/ 18/ 19
Service Provider to develop a Green Procurement Implementation Programme for the Construction of State Subsidised Human Settlements in the Western Cape 2018-09-28 11:00 HS 03/ 2018/ 2019
The BANKSETA seek to appoint a service provider to develop occupationally based qualifications to replace legacy qualifications as per the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) communication that was published on the 17 December 2017. 2018-09-25 11:00 BS/ 2018/ RFB408
Rendering of a comprehensive cleaning service at Paarl Hospital for a three (3) year period. 2018-09-21 11:00 WCGHSC0173/ 2018
Rendering of a Cleaning Services for Health Centre Bloemfontein (Poli Clinic, Air Force Base Sick Bay and DOD MOB Center) for a Period of Two (02) Years. 2018-09-26 11:00 CPSC- B- PC- 026- 2018
Stellenbosch: Elsenburg: Vaaldraai: Electrical upgrade to eighty two (82) houses 2018-09-25 11:00 S083/ 18
Betterment and Re-graveling of D93. 2018-09-21 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 783
Betterment and Re-graveling of L2869. 2018-09-21 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 785
Provide ICT support services. 2018-09-25 12:00 09/2018


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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