3 unforgivable mistakes when responding to a Bid

We had the privilege to be part of an Evaluation committee for 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 poor. In fact there were only ten responses to the Invitation to Bid.

5 basic mistakes made by bidders

Article by W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

1 December 2014

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:

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Settlers Freeway 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Cape Road and St Georges Park 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Supply Rolamatic filters 1500 fibre gl 2017-10-26 14:00 GE11800588
Supply & install fire extinguishers 2017-10-25 12:00 SK11800149
Tenders are invited to provide Code 14 Drivers Training 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171153
Supply: Valve 2017-10-25 14:00 GE11800590
Supply, deliver and install 42 INCH UV INK TUBE for HP5500 DESIGNJET(AO) PLOTTER 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171147
Supply: Valve 2017-10-25 14:00 GE11800589
Provide monthly Media Monitoring Services for a period of 12 months 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171152
Supply: 5 off 1730 x 1600 x 10mm bennox plates 2017-10-26 14:00 GE11800583
Supply and Delivery of Type 2 - PRE - CAST SUPPORT KERB 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Supply and Delivery of Type 1 - PRE - CAST SUPPORT KERB 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Supply and Delivery of PRE -CAST CANTILEVER BEAM 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Mowing of Halls Recreation ans Parks, Area 3.5. 2017-10-27 14:00 SN11800372
Supply and Delivery of PRE -CAST FRAME BEAMS 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Horticultural Maintenance Mowing at Manenberg Community Centre, Manenberg Bathhouse, The Downs Community Centre, Druiwevlei Comm & Sherwood Park Multi Purpose Centre. 2017-10-27 14:00 SN11800371
Request for proposals for sourcing of funding 2017-11-06 11:00 SCM 01/10/2017
Supply and deliver Electrical Cable - STRAL 25m2 x 3c + 54,6 N XLPE,insulated 600/1000v insulated NEUTRAL 2017-10-26 11:00 GQ10171613
Tenders are invited to service and maintain a Toc Analyser 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171146
Horticultural Maintenance for Clarke Estate 2017-10-30 09:00 SN11800366

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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