During the past week it has become clear 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. Business people assume that if they have a registered company, a tax clearance certificate and a B-BBEE certificate they are bound to be successful in responding to tenders.

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.
Expression of interest: Research Partnership with South African Universities 2017-12-11 11:00 SCMU12-17 /18-0010
Supply: Shower head 2017-11-24 15:00 GB11800557
Tender for tracking system for a period of 36 months 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT09/11/2017/18
Supply and delivery of a fawn traffic law enforcement uniform for a period of 2 years 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT08/11/2017/18
Supply and delivery of (x2) TWTAs (Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier) for SANSA in its Space Operations Directorate located in Hartebeesthoek 2017-12-19 11:00 SO/037/11/2017
Renovation of hartbeespoort revenue offices 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT07/11/2017/18
The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA invites tenders from suitably qualified service providers for the provision of General Purpose Storage 2017-12-04 12:00 PT2017/21
Appointment of service provider to provide a pre-feasibility study for the construction of a LPG storage facility at the oil jetty in the port of Saldanha 2017-12-15 12:00 SFF/2017/ 029
Procurement of Low- Medium voltage electrical cables for a period of two years 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT06/11/2017/18
The University of South Africa invites tenders from suitably qualified service providers for the provision of VMWare Software and Support 2017-12-04 12:00 PT2017/22
Miniature substation (Mini-sub) For a period of two years- 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT05/11/2017/18
Appointment of an accredited service provider to offer training on Agri Trade Processes NQF level 2 for a period of one year 2017-12-12 12:00 RFB: LTVETC-003/2017
Request For Tender: Cleaning Services in Bojanala 2017-12-14 12:00 NWDC/BOJ01/2017
ICT Equipment Support And Maintenance Services For City Of Mbombela For 36 Months 2017-12-22 11:00 148/2017
Supply and delivery of photocopy paper for a period of two years 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT04/11/2017/18
Management And Operation Of Tekwane West Central Waste Disposal Site For 36 Months 2017-12-22 11:00 174/2017
Management And Operation Of Hazyview Waste Disposal Site For 36 Months 2017-12-22 11:00 175/2017
Sale of residential site in Letlhabile B extension 1 township 2018-01-08 10:00 RFT03/11/2017/18
Waste Collection Services In Kanyamazane, Karino, Matsulu And Tekwane For 36 Months 2017-12-22 11:00 176/2017
Hiring a panel of service providers for rear-end- loading compactor trucks for refuse removal services for a period of one year 2017-12-07 10:00 RFT02/11/2017/18


Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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