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?

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

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

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider to Develop an in-house Management Information System (MIS) for the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority on the 80/20 PPPFA, as amended. 2019-06-21 11:00 CHIETA- MIS- 04- 2019/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider for Provision of a Management Information System (MIS), Maintenance and Support to the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority from the award date to 31 March 2020 on the 80/20 PPPFA, as amended 2019-06-21 11:00 CHIETA- MIS- 03- 2019/ 20
Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and support of a computer numerical control (CNC) machines for the mechanical division at iThemba Labs for eight years 2019-07-04 11:00 NRF/ iThemba LABS/ 2019 – 20: 06
Request for Proposal (RFP) for the appointment of a service provider to conduct ground water sampling and laboratory analysis services for a period of 36 months 2019-07-08 12:00 SFF/ 2019/ 047
Request for Proposal (RFP) for the appointment of a service provider to supply weed control & alien vegetation services at the Saldanha and Milnerton tank farms for a period of 36 months 2019-07-08 12:00 SFF/ 2019/ 048
Request for proposals: appointment of a suitable service provider for rental, supply, deliver and maintainance including warranty of rugged tablets for a period of three (3) years 2019-07-01 11:00 NHBRC 03/ 2019
Request for Proposal (RFP) for the appointment of a service provider for the Leasing, Installation and Maintenance of VOIP telephones system at Parow, Milnerton, Saldanha and Ogies Offices. 2019-07-08 12:00 SFF/ 2019/ 050
Request for Proposal (RFP) for the appointment of a service provider to Supply, Install, Support and Maintenance of Video Conferencing boardrooms for SFF Parow, Milnerton, Saldanha and OGIES 2019-07-08 12:00 SFF/ 2019/ 049
Provision of Traffic Law Enforcement Training Facility 2019-07-02 11:00 RTMC BID 05/ 2019/ 20
Leasing of property to be used as vehicle impounding facility and office space for RTMC Law Enforcement unit for a period of three years with an option to extend. 2019-07-01 11:00 RTMC BID 04/ 2019/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider for Provision of Cleaning and Sanitizing Services at Housing Development Agency, 6th Floor, Pier Place, 31 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town In Western Cape For The Period Of Three (3) Years 2019-06-27 11:00 HDA/ CPT/ 2019/ 001
Appointment of a service provider to provide security guarding services for Block G which is situated on the dti campus for a period of 3 years. 2019-06-28 11:00 dti 04/ 19- 20
Appointment of a service provider to provide microbial analysis laboratory services to Inkomati- Usuthu Catchment Management Agency for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2019-07-05 11:00 IUCMA/ 004/ LABMICROBIAL/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider to provide chemical analysis laboratory services to the Inkomati- Usuthu Catchment Management Agency for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2019-07-05 11:00 IUCMA/ 003/ LABCHEMICAL/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Standard Cleaning Hygiene and Car Wash Service In Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Office for a Period of Twenty four (24) Months 2019-06-28 11:00 NWTEN02( 003)19/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider To Render Standard Cleaning Hygiene Service In NWPSSC MEGA City for a period of twenty four (24) months 2019-06-28 11:00 NWTEN02( 005)19/ 20
Appointment of service provider to decommission, supply, install and commission a public address evacuation system (hardware and software) at the HSRC Pretoria building. 2019-06-28 11:00 HSRC/ 03/ 2019/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Standard Cleaning Hygiene and Car Wash Service In Ngaka Modiri Molema District Office for a Period of Twenty four (24) Months 2019-06-28 11:00 NWTEN02( 004)19/ 20
Appointment of a service provider to render a standard cleaning and hygiene service for a period of 24 months for the Port Shepstone Office in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: KwaZulu-Natal 2019-06-28 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (719) 3S
Rendering of physical security services at Brits Labour Centre for a period of 24 months 2019-07-04 11:00 BRT- LNW- 06/ 2019

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Tenders and VAT

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

One question that gets raised during each HowtoTender Workshop is must my business (or I) be registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) in order for me to respond to a tender? Or, must I register my business for VAT?

The answer according to the VAT Act, 1991 (Act No. 89 of 1991) is simple:

  • If your turnover is more than R1 million per annum then you have to register your business (or yourself in the case of a sole proprietor) for VAT.
  • There are commodities that are exempt from VAT and if you... Read More
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