3 Unforgivable Mistakes When Responding To A Bid

We had the privilege to be part of an Evaluation committee of a Government Entity that put out an Invitation to Bid. The Bid was for a fairly technical service and therefor the response to the bid was sparse. In fact there were only ten responses to the Invitation to Bid.

5 basic mistakes made by bidders

Article by W van Rooyen


Business owners and/or their employees make many mistakes when they respond to tenders or request for proposals. These mistakes can have a major impact on the result of your bid. Here are five common mistakes that responders to tenders make on a regular basis:


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Loligo Squid required as Bait for linefish January Cruise and must be delivered end January. 2019-01-25 11:00 RFQ000310
Hiring and delivery of refuse skips 2019-01-24 12:00 264/2018/19
Replacement of Fire Hydrants and Associated works for Brenton-on-Sea and Brenton-on-Lake Areas 2019-01-29 12:00 268/2018/19
Removal of furniture for: Ms Lethabo Koopa from Lebowakgomo to Knysna 2019-01-24 12:00 RFQ 273/2018/19
Presentation of a Skills Programme: Construction Procurement. 2019-01-24 12:00 266/2018/19
Supply, delivery and installation of office furniture 2019-01-24 12:00 269/2018/19
Removal of old and the supply and fitting of new pre-cast walls at the Electrical Engineering offices in George Rex Drive. 2019-01-25 12:00 265/2018/2019
The appointment of a panel of professional electrical service providers for a period of 36 months on as and when required basis 2019-02-15 11:00 RWCLM-3/002/2018/2019
Appointment of supplies to supply and deliver L/V and M/V electrical stock items to the main stores on as and when required basis for a period of 36 months 2019-02-15 11:00 RWCLM-3/004/2018/2019
The supply and delivery of digital two way radios for a 36 months period on as and when required (also included is the supply and installation of a digital repeater) 2019-02-15 11:00 RWCLM-3/005/2018/2019
Appointment of a panel of service providers to supply, install and repair 30m high mast poles on as and when required for a period of 36 months 2019-02-15 11:00 RWCLM-3/003/2018/2019
Appointment of a panel of estate agents for the selling immovable properties for City of Mbombela 2019-02-18 11:00 183/2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct Mbombela CID By-Law Review 2019-02-18 11:00 196/2018
Appointment of a Transactional Advisor and Developer for Public Works Precinct/Rugby Stadium 2019-02-18 11:00 193/2018
Panel of Consultants to provide Professional Engineering Services for the period of 3 Years 2019-02-18 12:00 IHLM/81/01/2018-19/TS
Building and Site Works including Electrical Works for the Proposed New Self Storage Facility at Doornrandjies, Centurion AH, Gauteng for Messrs. “The Storage Place” a division of Trinity Property Investment 2019-02-20 12:00 STR (GAU) 01/19
Provision of professional Services: Specialist Required For The Integrity Management of Groundwater Monitoring Infrastructure At Solid Waste Disposal Facilities. 2019-02-18 10:00 2016C/2018/19
Supply and delivery of tactical gear and equipment for Safety and Security Directorate 2019-02-18 10:00 222G/2018/19
Supply and delivery of Submerged Scraper Conveyor items for a period of 5 years for stock replenishment 2019-02-18 10:00 MPGXC005435
Appointment of a service provider for Operations and Management of Barberton Waste Disposal Site for The City of Mbombela 2019-02-18 11:00 1/2019


10 Features of a good Joint Venture Agreement

By W van Rooyen


A Joint Ventures is a good business idea to compete for tenders if one does not have all the necessary expertise that are required from a specific tender. The thing to remember though is that you must have a solid Joint Venture Agreement in place for your Joint Venture. A good, rock solid Joint Venture Agreement will protect the participants to the Joint Venture.

 Here are 10 features that any good Joint Venture Agreement... Read More

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