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.
Supply RPR Test Kit with Buffer 2018-02-23 11:00 ZNQ 323 / 17- 18
Manufacture and Supply of (02) two (12m) Riverine Patrol Boats with Trailers 2018-04-10 11:00 SPSC- B- 041- 2017
Manufacture and Supply of (01) one, (18.5m long) 130 Passenger Ferry Boat 2018-04-09 11:00 SPSC- B- 042- 2017
Conversion of the World War II Generator Building on the Blaauwberg Hill into an interpretive centre. 2018-02-28 09:00 SP11800107
Supply, installation and commissioning of an overhead travelling crane, complete with all ancillary equipment and associated works as per specification 2018-03-27 11:00 SPSC- B- 045- 2017
Supply Anti-biofilm wound bed preparation gel with Betaine & Polyhexadine 50g (boxes/20) 2018-02-23 11:00 ZNQ 321 / 17- 18
Supply Anti-bacterial Foam soap 1 litre - to fit Kimberly Clark dispenser 2018-02-23 11:00 ZNQ 322 / 17- 18
Rental of a new hyster machine for specifications and special conditions are attached on the tender document. 2018-02-23 11:00 ZNQ 25/ 05/ 2017
Replacement of existing damaged outer perimeter wire fence at Signal School, Simon’s Town 2018-03-22 11:00 SPSC- B- 046- 2017
Laparoscopic port kit comprising of: Laparoscopic port kit comprising of: 1x12mm optical bladeless tip trocar and stability sleeve, 12mm diameter 100mm length, 1 x stability sleeve only 12mm diameter and 100mm length and (see description for more details) 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4734/ 01/ 18
Surgical visors- sv2000 half face visors with sponge and elastic to go across forehead with opening holes for either side. 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4736/ 01/ 18
Single step locking pigtail drain 25cm 0.38 / 14fr. 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4658/ 01/ 18
Monocryl 3/0 rc (poliglecaprone) PS -2, 19mm, 3/8 circle cutting needle undyed 45cm 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4713/ 01/ 18
Urine meter must have a spout and safe guard and needleless sampling port. 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4644/ 01/ 18
Closed suction system, single lumen, endotracheal catether with rounded atraumatic tip, size 12. “45mm, (see description for more details) 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4642/ 01/ 18
Closed suction system, single lumen, endotracheal catether with rounded atraumatic tip , size 10. “3.3mm, (see description for details) 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4641/ 01/ 18
Mobiderm pad (5x5mm ) size of pad 27cm x 1m-Quantity:1unit; Mobiderm pad (15x15mm) size of pad 27cm x 1m-Quantity:1unit; Morbiderm bandage (15x15mm) size of pad / bandage 10cm x 3m 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.3335/ 10/ 17
Waterless hand cleaner PH 7-8 25kg (SABS approved). 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4417/ 01/ 18
Rendering of a Specialised Hospital Laundry Service at 2 Military Hospital, Wynberg for a period of 30 months. 2018-03-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 040- 2017
Steel & rubber solid wheels castor 50mm tente non marking swivel with round expanding bushes 19-21,5mm dia 2018-02-27 11:00 ZNQ NO.4407/ 01/ 18


Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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