If one looks at the General Procurement Guidelines that National Treasury issued to Government Departments, it is clear that Government wants the tender process to be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective exactly as Section 217 of the Constitution of South Africa requires.

4 REQUIREMENTS FOR START-UPS

In the tender process it is essential that an enterprise has experience in the industry that it wants to tender in. In fact, the more experience the enterprise has, the better its chances of being awarded a tender.

Can a startup enterprise be awarded a tender? The answer to this question can only be made by the Organ of State that has issued the tender. But, there are definitely some things that a startup can do to ensure that it subscribes to the minimum requirements of a tender.

These minimum requirements are:

Three Challenges to Starting a Business to Tender

Every day the average business owner faces different challenges in the tender process. Several challenges keep on repeating themselves over and over again especially when you are a start-up business or if you opened a company with the specific intention to respond to tenders. These challenges are:

1. Experience

Start-ups

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

24 March 2014

In the tender process it is essential that an enterprise has some experience of the supply that it wants to tender on. In fact, the better the enterprise is with its supply the better its changes of being awarded a tender.

Starting your own business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

21 July 2014

Starting your own business in South Africa can be a daunting task. Just ask anyone who has done it and has been successful. There are so many things that need to be taken into consideration when starting your own business.

Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

25 August 2014

South Africa was recently rated 44th when comes to the ease of doing business according to a survey that is done yearly by the World Bank. This is all good and well if you are an overseas investor with a lot of money and looking for new places to invest in. However, if you are a South African with little or no money, doing and or starting a business in South Africa can be a daunting task!

5 Facts to remember when starting a business

Article by W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

5 January 2015

These days it is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to start a business solely for the purpose to respond to tenders or request for proposals. The fact is that in South Africa it has become a fulltime job to respond to tenders, especially if you want to do business with Organs of State or with large Private Sector entities.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a capable service provider to manage gym / wellness centre for the Department of Sport & Recreation South Africa for a period of three years 2018-08-24 08:00 SRSA001/ 2018- 19
Servicing of Genset -{960&240- Hour Service and Annual Electrical Service} at Psychiatric,Pabx And Odtc Genset Plant as per Specification 2018-08-06 11:00 ZNQ 403/ 18- 19
Repairs to UPS Complete. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 42- 2018/ 19
Major Service to Intaka Generator. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 36- 2018/ 19
Major service to Fire Fighting Equipment. 2018-08-27 11:00 ZNQ 38- 2018/ 19
Empty, De - Sludge and Clean Out Sewer Sump Tank X 2 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 81/ 2018/ 19
Major Service to Fire Detection. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 37- 2018/ 19
Major Service to 3 Autoclaves. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 33- 2018/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to provide security services to the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2018-08-10 11:00 NCDSAC- 002- 2018/ 19
Service provider to service air-conditioner at Qulashe clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 01 unit: Kilometers = +/- 52km. 2018-08-02 11:00 110/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Once-off supply of bench-top digital Plankton Image Scanner for acquisition of high resolution images of liquid immersed zooplankton specimens to aid software-based species identification and enumeration 2018-08-20 16:00 NRF/ SAEON/ PLNKIMSCAN/ 2018
Supply and delivery of two new 6m to 6.5m Category C (15 nautical miles offshore) research semi-rigid vessels with trailers for SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Networks), in Port Elizabeth. 2018-08-20 16:00 NRF/ SAEON/ SMALLVESSELS/ 2018
Service provider to repair Ahuja Ssb-45m Pa System x 01 unit 2018-08-02 11:00 108/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Provision of security services 2018-08-20 12:00 MTK 10/ 2018
Service provider to replace miranti door with a double alluminium door for paeds entrance service provider must be CIDB grade 1GB x 01 unit. 2018-08-02 11:00 163/ 2017/ 2018NSI
Service provider to service air-conditioner at Sphamandla clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 01 unit kilometers = +/- 18km 2018-08-02 11:00 115/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Demarcation Tape 2018-08-13 12:15 10383891
Service provider to service borehole pump, the kilometers from St. Apollinaris Hospital to the clinics (single trip to) is Malenge Clinic x 01 (+/- 27km); Riverside clinic x 01 (+/- 18km); Qulashe clinic x 01 (+/- 52km) 2018-08-02 11:00 81/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Service provider to service air-conditioners at gateway clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 8 units. 2018-08-02 11:00 114/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Finger Print Pads “micro porous” 2018-08-13 12:45 10383914

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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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