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.
Invitation to prospective service providers to apply to be included in the supplier database of the NECSA Learning Academy 2019-02-15 11:00 RFI 0006
Construction of Water Infrastructure in Juno Village and Fairlie Village – Phase I 2019-01-25 10:00 PM107/2018
Construction of Water Infrastructure in Kordon Village – Phase I 2019-01-25 10:00 PM108/2018
Construction of Water Infrastructure in Mahoai Village and Ceres Village – Phase I 2019-01-25 10:00 PM111/2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver Game Fence 2019-01-28 10:00 PM101/2018
Appointment of Service Provider to Conduct Biological (Fauna) Asset Count for Period of Three (03) Years 2019-01-28 10:00 PM99/2018
Appointment of Service Provider to Perform Valuation Count and Value (For Kroondraai Forest) for a Period of Three (03) Years 2019-01-28 10:00 PM100/2018
Supply and Delivery of Multi – Purpose Branches (Re-Advert) 2019-01-30 10:00 PM61/2018
Appointment of Two Service Provider for the Supply and Delivery of LED Lights for the Period of Three (03) Years 2019-01-31 10:00 PM103/2018
Supply and Delivery of Water Pipe Clamps for a Period of Three (03) Years 2019-01-31 10:00 PM105/2018
Appointment of a Service provider for the Provision and Installation of Traffic Lights and Signs and Associated Road Works (Multi Year 2018/19-2019/20) 2019-02-01 10:00 PM67/2018
Moletjie Rural Sanitation (Makibelo Village) 2019-02-01 10:00 PM110/2018
Appointment of Service Provider to Render Laundry Services for a period of Three (03) Years 2019-01-30 10:00 PM102/2018
Oudtshoorn Municipality: Refurbishment of booster pump stations AP1, AP6, AP7 and Vlakteplaas 2019-01-25 12:00 TD3/10/18
Oudtshoorn Municipality: Refurbishment of pressure control chambers and bulk water meters 2019-01-25 12:00 TD4/10/18
Provision of surgical consumables for forensic pathology services in the Mpumalanga Department of Health for a period of three years 2019-01-22 12:00 HEAL/181/18/MP
Supply and delivery of cleaning chemical for Mpumalanga Department of Health for a period of three years 2019-01-22 12:00 HEAL/182/18/MP
Supply and delivery of toilet paper to Mpumalanga Provincial Government Departments for a two (2) year period, as and when required 2019-01-31 12:00 MPPT005/17/01
Outright purchase of a Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI Tourer Select (2019) long wheel base (8 seater) with tow-bar 2019-01-24 11:00 06/2018/19
Supply, delivery, installation and rental of dosing equipment including the supply and delivery of calcium hypochlorite solution for ERWAT WWCW 2019-01-25 12:00 RE- ADVERT ERW201710/TNDR-008

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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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