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.
Replacement of checkpoint firewalls 2019-07-02 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T002
Terms of Reference to appoint a service provider to conduct a Tracking and Tracing Evaluation Study for the ETDP SETA 2019-07-02 11:00 SCMU: 02 - 2019/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider Provider to Establish the Centre for Maritime Policy, Strategy, and Innovation of South Africa (CEMPSA) 2019-06-28 11:00 SCM/ 07/ 2018/ MT
Appointment of Employment Agencies for a Period of Three (3) Years 2019-07-01 11:00 DST06/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Assist The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform with Project Management and Monitoring Services on all Its Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy and Selected Restitution Farms In Nine Provinces for a Period of Three Years. 2019-06-27 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0010(2019/ 2020)
Request for proposals: Definition of norms and standards for the African Railway Network as an annex of the continental transport policy 2019-07-05 15:00 AUC/IED/C/005
Individual consultant: Request for expression of interest: Consultancy services develop a general comment on child sexual exploitation and abuse under article 27 of the African Charter on the rights and welfare of the child 2019-06-21 15:00 AUC/DSA/C/035
Appointment of a Company(Ies) to Provide Agribusiness Analysis Services for the Strengthening The Relative Rights (SRR) Programme for a period up to twelve (12) months 2019-06-20 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0011(2019/ 2020)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Develop The Vaal River Regional Spatial Development Framework Within a Period of Eighteen (18) Months 2019-06-27 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0012(2019/ 2020)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Develop a Land Reform Master Plan 2019-06-28 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0013(2019/ 2020)
The Appointment of a Service Provider for the Maintenance and IT Support of the Attendance Management System Currently Installed at the Chief Directorate: National Geo-Spatial Information, Mowbray, Cape Town 2019-06-28 11:00 SSC WC Q04 (2019/ 2020) DRDLR
Supply and delivery of newspapers and magazines for 2 years ( 2019/07/01 to 2021/06/30) 2019-06-28 12:00 DPME 04/ 2019- 20
Terms of Reference for the Appointment of a Suitable Service Provider to Render Internal Audit Services at the Department Of Higher Education and Training 2019-07-09 11:00 DHET126
The Appointing a Suitable Independent Service Provider to Develop The Required Sector-Specific Planning Documents and Guidelines for the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP): The Environment and Culture Sector for a Period of 12 Months 2019-06-28 11:00 E1514
Call for Proposals: The establishment of a Panel of Service Providers for the development of Provincial Integrated Waste Management Plans (PIWMPs) for a period of 3 years 2019-06-28 11:00 E1517
Micro Disaster Risk Assessment, Profiling and Mapping, and Review of the Macro Risk Assessment 2019-07-01 11:00 COGTA 4/ 2/ 2- 2018/ 10
Consultancy services to support integrated planning and development of AUDA-NEPAD knowledge management strategy 2019-06-21 14:30 79/NPCA/PIO/SKM/QCBS/2019
Appointment of a Panel of Service Providers to Render Services for the Events Management for a period of 36 months 2019-07-09 11:00 ZNT 1906/ 2018 LG
The appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of customised procedure kits to Tygerberg Hospital 2019-07-05 11:00 TBH 502/ 2019
Appointment of an entity to provide CETA SCM with related experts for compilation of Bid Specifications 2019-07-01 11:00 002- 2019/ 2020


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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