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

www.howtotender.co.za

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.
Panel of service providers for the provision of waste collection and street cleansing within the Alfred Duma Local Municipality municipality areas to the Ladysmith landfill site for a period of three (3) years on an as and when required basis 2019-01-30 11:00 PS 18/2018
Hiring of plant and equipment as and when required for period of three years 2019-01-31 11:00 ES 23/2018
Impoundment of stray animals for a period of three years 2019-02-01 11:00 PS 19/2018
Kyocera Printers Supply and Maintanance 2019-01-22 11:00 1920
Services of an audit / finance firm to support supply chain management unit with provision of governance and compliance review support function for a period of 12 months with an option to extend for another 12 months subject to satisfactory performance 2019-01-28 11:00 RFP344/2018
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment on an as and when required basis for 36 months 2019-02-07 11:00 SHE-OP-009-2018/2019
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the supply and delivery of Corporate Clothing on an as and when required basis for 36 months 2019-02-08 11:00 MKT-OP-010-2018/2019
Appointment of a service provider to provide support of Microsoft active directory and exchange environment for a period of 36 months 2019-02-13 11:00 IT-OP-020-2017/2018 -Readvert
Appointment of a Panel of Service Providers for the Provision of Mechanical Repairs Through a Fitment Centre for a Period of Three (3) Years 2019-01-31 12:00 CSS(FLEET) 13/12/1819
Review of 2017 – 2022 Ratlou Local Economic Development Strategy 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/PAD01/2018/2019
Development of Ratlou Local Municipality’s Integrated Waste Management Plan 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/COMMSERV01/2018/2019
Appointment of a service provider for repair and maintenance of municipal yellow fleet as and when required for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/TECH07/2018/2019
Rental of high volume photocopier machines for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/CORPS03/2018/2019
Provision of VAT recovery services for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/BTO01/2018/2019
Manufacture, supply and delivery of pole mounting power transformers for a period of twelve (12) months 2019-01-28 11:00 CD27/2018
Appointment of a panel of service providers to co-ordinate and fund-raise for all functions hosted by the Alfred Duma Local Municipality 2019-02-04 11:00 MO 01/2018
Supply and delivery of signage on an as and when required basis to PetroSA GTL Refinery, Mossel Bay 2019-02-04 12:00 CTT20938
Request for information [RFI] for the supply of an active freight wagon tracking solution 2019-02-05 10:00 HOAC-HO-28846
Supply and delivery of adhesives on an as and when required basis to PetroSA GTLR in Mossel Bay (call of contract) 2019-02-07 12:00 CTT0000020950
Supply and delivery of cutting and grinding materials on an as and when required basis to PetroSA GTL Refinery, Mossel Bay (call-of contract) 2019-02-07 12:00 CTT0000020951

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10 Features of a good Joint Venture Agreement

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

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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