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 consultants on various engineering projects - contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-09-21 12:00 EC/PN/NC/061/08/18
Services to clean locomotive toilets within a period of 24 months. 2018-09-25 10:00 KBY/54315
The Construction of High Voltage (HV) 66kV - 132kV Line (foundations, structure assembly and stringing) for various zones within the Limpopo Operating Unit, on an "as and when" required basis over a period of 36 Months. 2018-09-26 10:00 59con1879
Contractor - Construction of Nancefield Concrete Paved Roads and Storm Water. 2018-09-26 11:00 1/2018
Contractor: Construction of Nancefield Stormwater Channel Phase 2. 2018-09-26 11:00 2/2018
Provision of Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs for Municipal Office Building Including the Supply, Installations of New and Replacement Units for the Period of Three Years. 2018-09-26 11:00 6/2018
Supply and delivery of digital UHF repeaters, digital UHF mobile radios, digital UHF portable radios and electrical fault locating system for Saldanha Bay Municipality for the period 01 December 2018 to 30 November 2020. 2018-09-28 12:00 SBM 06/18/19
Manufacture, supply and delivery of estimated quantities of various types of low voltage (LV) power & control cables and medium voltage (MV) power cables. 2018-10-02 10:00 Corp4338
Office accommodation 2018-09-24 12:00 NIHSS/OFFICE-01/2018
Panel of Legal Practitioners to Serve for Magalies Water for a period of three (3) years 2018-09-21 11:00 RFB/MW/145/2017-18
Provision of Physical Access Control and Permit Issuing System Upgrade for Airports Company South Africa Soc Limited (ACSA) Sites 2018-09-26 14:00 COR213/2018
The supply and delivery various sizes of Ferrules. 2018-09-21 10:00 PTB1360
Provision for power transformer testing services at various sites for a period of 36 months as and when required basis. 2018-09-21 10:00 ERI/2018/TSS/01
Provision for power transformer testing services at various sites for a period of 36 months as and when required basis. 2018-09-21 10:00 ERI/2018/TSS/01
Maintenance to service roads, fencing and surfaces on an as & when required basis within a period of 24 months. 2018-10-02 10:00 KBY/54318
Provision and Installation of Multifunctional Printers to the Various Administrative Offices in the West Coast District Municipality 2018-09-21 12:00 WDM 26/2018
Rental of Chemical Toilets on an Adhoc Basis for the Provision of Basic Sanitary Services within the Langeberg Municipality for a period ending 30 June 2021 2018-09-21 12:00 45/2018
Mandlakazi Rwss: Construction of 19.8km Water Reticulation Network – Package 3C 2018-09-20 12:00 ZDM043/2018
Construction of Mandlakazi Phase 5.5 Bulk Water Supply: 44km of Bulk Gravity Mains, Associated Reservoirs, Pumpstation and Rising Main 2018-09-20 12:00 ZDM055/2018
The implementation of Maths and Science programme. 2018-09-21 10:00 CORP4540

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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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