10 Principles When Pricing Your Tender

We are often asked how to work out a tender price? But there is no straight answer because every tender is different. The fact is that a tender for the supply of furniture will have a different pricing structure to that of the supply of food for a government function. So to provide individual pricing techniques would be very difficult.

In general, there are ten points that must be considered when calculating price. These are:

The 3 Principles of Tenders in South Africa

By Werner van Rooyen

7 September 2015

www.how2tender.com

Tenders in South Africa are based on three principles:

  1. Functionality
  2. Price
  3. B-BBEE

Functionality

Tenders and Pricing

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

17 March 2014

One of the most important parts of any tender is pricing.

All tender documents will tell you that it is not necessarily the lowest bid that will win the tender and that there are also other factors that influence the final decision. This might be true but be assured that you will lose more tenders than you will win if you have the highest price. Make sure you price your tender correct.

Direct and Indirect Costs: 2 items that determine tender pricing

Article by Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

13 October 2014

Many bidders that respond to tenders struggle when it comes to calculating a price for a specific tender. One of the reasons for this is that a large number of small business owners are usually new to the tender process and therefore they lack the necessary experience to price their bids correctly.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Construction of Kanana New, Police Station: North West Province 2018-08-08 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1 / 58TB (18)
Appointment of a service provider to administer the legal practice council elections for a period of four (4) months. 2018-08-02 11:00 RFB 2018 02
Construction of three New Deep Rural Police Stations: Cluster 1:Huku, Ntamonde And Mdeni: Eastern Cape Province 2018-08-08 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 54TB(18)
Appointment of a Service provider/s to provide the Department with the telephonic interpretation services between the Department and the External clients (Asulym Seekers and Refugees) in order to assist the Department in processing and managing the Asylum and Refugees. 2018-08-10 11:00 DHA15- 2018
Construction of three New Deep Rural Police Stations: Cluster 2:Tafalehashe, Mtombe and Tabase: Eastern Cape Province 2018-08-08 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 57TB(18)
Construction of Tshiame ( Makgolokweng ) New , Police Station: Free State Province 2018-08-08 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1 / 56TB (18)
The Design, Layout, Editing and Publishing of the Border Management Authority quarterly Newsletter and the Design, Development and Maintenance of a website for the Border Management Authority Project Management office. 2018-08-10 11:00 DHA16- 2018
The appointment of a Service Provider to conduct Geographic Accessibility Study for the Department of Home Affairs. 2018-08-10 11:00 DHA17- 2018
To Carry Out a Service on the OCB & Switchgear & Oil Change at Townhill Hospital. 2018-08-16 11:00 ZNQ 36/ 18
Construction of Ennerdale New , Police Station: Gauteng Province 2018-08-08 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1 / 55TB (18)
Leasing of office space for Department of Human Settlement comprising of 16000 sqm and 250 Parking Bays in Johannesburg CBD for a period of 2 years with an option to renew. 2018-08-16 11:00 RFP 09/ 07/ 2018
The appointment of a service provider to develop a feasibility report in relation to the establishment of a national training centre for the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI). 2018-08-10 11:00 Q- 114- 18- 19
False Bay TVET College invites bids for Swartklip Site Centre of Specialisation - Rigging: Repairs & Renovations to Existing Infrastructure 2018-08-13 11:00 FBC T9/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to roll out training programme on the local government anti-corruption strategy and the Municipal Intergrity Management Framework for a period of twenty four (24) months. 2018-08-20 11:00 COGTA (T) 01/ 2018
Supply and deliver Adult and Paediatric clinical charts. 2018-07-27 11:00 86/ 2018/ 19
Service 6 x heat pumps and 10 x Water tanks 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 80/ 2018/ 19
Post Service to air conditioners in hospital x 11 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 138/ 2018/ 19
Supply: (A) Artemia cysts 500g x 20; Freeze dried decapsulated Artemia embryos 500g x 20 (B)Syndel Ovaprim 10ml x 20 2018-07-27 11:00 RFQ 000254
Construction of Silutshana Community Service Centres 2018-08-17 11:00 ZNT 2050/ 2017 LG
Construction of Meje Chc Phase 2 2018-08-13 12:00 CDC/ 17/ 18

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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