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.
Provision of Cleaning of Buildings and Offices for Kwazulu-Natal Department Of Health: Zululand District on a three (3) year contract 2019-01-18 11:00 ZNB 3644/ 2018- H
Kimberley Magistrate Office: Provisioning of cleaning services for 24 months (13 000m²) 2019-01-09 11:00 PF83/ 18
Appointment of a Service Provider for a period of thirty six (36) months to provide cleaning, hygiene and pest control Services to Compensation Fund. 2019-01-10 11:00 TCF 03: 2018/ 2019
Cape Town: National Dept of Public Works : Supply and deliver of building material and equipment (24 months term contract) 2019-01-30 11:00 CPTSC24/ 18
The appointment of a service provider for the maintenance of 3 Diesel Rotary Uninterrupted Power Supply (DRUPS) 1250KVA EURO-DIESEL generators on the SARAO Karoo Site for a period of 3 years. 2019-01-21 11:00 NRF SARAO SOPS 007 2018
Cape Town : National Dept of Public Works: Supply and deliver of painting material and equipment (24 months term contract) 2019-01-30 11:00 CPTSC25/ 18
Cape Town : National Dept of Public Works: Supply and deliver of electrical material and equipment (24 months term contract) 2019-01-30 11:00 CPTSC23/ 18
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Welding Material and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 070
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for The Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 2, Section 29, from Km 53.57 to Section 31, Km 32.89; and National Route 22, Section 1, from Km 0.00 to Section 5, Km 40.32. 2019-01-18 14:00 NRA X.004- 072- 2019/ 1F
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Plumbing Materials and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 069
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Paint and Glazing Materials and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 10:15 PT18/ 072
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Routes 2, Section 31, Km 32.89, to Section 32, Km 70.16 and National Route 69, Section 5, Km 0.00 to Km 9.63. This project is in the province of the KwaZulu-Natal and in the district municipality of Zululand. 2019-01-18 14:00 X.004- 071- 2019/ 1F
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Lawnmower Materials and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 071
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Carpentry Materials and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 073
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route 11 from Bergville (N11/1-km 0.00) to Volksrust (N11/4-km 50.30) 2019-01-18 14:00 NRA N.011- 014- 2019/ 1F
Consulting Engineering Services: for the Routine Road: Maintenance Of N 2 Section 21x Km 0.00 To N2 Section 22 X Km 29.60 And N2 Section 22 Km 0.00 To N2 Section 23 Km 44.78, In The Sisonke And Ugu District Municipalities 2019-01-18 14:00 NRA N.002- 213- 2019/ 1F
Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance Of N2 Section 23 Km 44.78 To N 2 Section 27 Km 1.85 and N3 Section 1 Km 9.00 To N3 Section 4 Km 1.60, in the Ethekwini Metro And Umgungundlovu Diistrict Municipality 2019-01-18 14:00 NRA X.004- 069- 2019/ 1F
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Petrol and Diesel for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 076
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route N2 Section 12 km 0 to Section 13 km 103.56 and National Route R67 Section 2 km 0 to km 36.19. 2019-02-04 14:00 NRA X.003- 032- 2019/ 1F
Pretoria: Purchase and Delivery of Mechanical Materials and Tools for period of 36 months 2019-02-12 11:00 PT18/ 074

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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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