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.
Prieska: Construction of a New Technical Workshop at Prieska High School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 020/ 2018
The removal and disposal of general waste, ash and garden waste, from Groote Schuur Hospital over a three (3) year period, with the option of extending the contract for an additional year. 2018-11-16 11:00 GSHPT25/ 2018
Ntabankulu CHC in Ntabankulu - Alfred Nzo District municipality: Refurbishments 2018-11-21 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0369- HO
Calvinia: Construction of a Large Admin Block at Hantam Primary School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 015/ 2018
The appointment of a private security contractor to render a security service at the aquarium building, Lower Beach Road, Sea Point, Western Cape province for a period of two (2) years. 2018-11-09 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 155/ 19
Ronderbosch: Groote Schuur House/ Museum: Appointment of a Curator for a two year period. 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTSC 18/ 18
Provision of security services for a period of three years. 2018-11-16 12:00 DAC005/ 1819
Alternate office accommodation: 461.36m² and 15 parking bays for a period of 3 or 5yrs 2018-11-09 11:00 LS14/ 2018
Replace septic tank at Philani Clinic 2018-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 773/ 18
Service to heat pumps x2 units as per spec. 2018-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 569/ 18
Service to calorifier, inspection and test certificate x 7 units units as per spec 2018-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 568/ 18
Carry out planned annual service to 6kva UPS in labour ward x 01 unit. 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 171/ 18
Annual servicing of oxygen, nitrous & Vacuum (HP/LP points) x 700 units 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 1448 / 18 / 19
Rendering of cleaning and hygiene services to Government Communication and Information System 2018-11-23 11:00 RFB 007 2018 2019
Carry out planned servicing of the compressor x 02 units. 2018-11-26 11:00 ZNQ 92/ 18
Carry out major servicing to cold room x 01 unit. 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 173/ 18
Replacement of water tanks x02 units 2018-11-02 11:00 89/ 10/ 2018/ 19
On site laboratory services required for the determination of the following enzymatic activities from 25 Fish Samples: Protease activity; Amylase activity; Lipase activity; Cullulase activity; Acetylcholinesterase 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ000292
Appointment of Panel of Contractors for Construction of Water, Sewer, Roads and Storm Water services in Bakenpark ext 6 & 7 in Bethlehem in the Free State Province for a period of twelve (12) months. 2018-11-09 11:00 HDA/ FS/ 2018/ 007
Service to Early Fire Detecting Unit X 05 Units 2018-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 595/ 18

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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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