Completing the invitation to bid document - SBD 1

By W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

12 January 2015

The first document that you will need to complete while doing your tender is the Invitation to Bid. Although this is a standard document, organs of state change the appearance to accommodate their details. You will find basic information of the tender in this document such as:

When Must I Sub-Contract?

There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst entrepreneurs when it comes to tenders and sub-contracting. The Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, have been gazetted and are currently up for review. However, these Regulations are the major cause for the confusion. Many entrepreneurs ask whether they should sub-contract or not whilst responding to a tender.

The Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations stipulates the following: 

  1. For contracts above R30 million, the tenderer MUST sub-contract a minimum of 30% of the value of the... Read More
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