How can a start-up business win a tender?

In the tender process, it is essential that an enterprise be knowledgeable of the supply it wants to bid for. In fact, the more knowledge the enterprise has of its supply, the better its odds are of being awarded a tender.

The question is ‘where or how do start-up enterprises gain experience?’ or, ‘can a start-up enterprise win a tender?’ The simple answer is yes, start-up enterprises can win tenders.

There are many people who dream of starting their own business. There are many people who actually go out and start their own business and then they fail dismally. There are horrific statistics of how many start-up businesses fail within the first two years. Some say as many as 80% of all start-ups fail within the first two years and of the remaining 20% another 80% fail in the following three years. The four businesses that survive the first five years will most probably be successful and exists for some time.

4 Requirements for Start-ups

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 more experience the enterprise have in supply the better its changes of being awarded a tender.

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

3 Challenges to Starting a Business to Tender

We, as tender consultants are confronted on a daily basis with all the different challenges that the average business owner faces in the tender process. There are several challenges that keep on repeating over and over again especially if you are a start-up business or you erected a company with the specific intention to respond to tenders. These challenges are:

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.

Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

South Africa is currently rated 88nd when it comes to the ease of doing business according to 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.howtotender.co.za

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.

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Catering Services for National Election Results Centre (ROC) 2019-04-05 11:00 IEC/ SS- 01/ 2019
Catering Services for Mpumalanga Election Results Centre (ROC) 2019-04-05 11:00 IEC/ MP- 01/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct A JTG Agri Hub Precent Plan for the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Unit for the Department Of Rural Development and Land Reform Northern Cape 2019-04-05 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0005 (2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider Todevelop a Land Use Management System ( LUMS) For Kheislocal Municipality For Period Of Ten Months 2019-04-05 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0006(2018/ 2029)
Appointment of a Service Provider To develop a Land Use Management System ( LUMS) For Kai Garib Local Municipality for period of ten months 2019-04-05 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0007(2018/ 2029)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct Costing of the Implementation Plan for Recruitment and Retention Strategy for Social Service Practioners 2019-04-05 11:00 SD08/ 2018
Appointment of Service Providers as Implementing Partners for the Provision of Financial Assistance to Non-Profit Organisations Which Render Services to Victims of Crime and Violence 2019-04-05 11:00 SD10/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to render a service of the short term Insurance for the period of one year 2019-04-26 11:00 TTB/ MF2018/ 02
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to develop Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Toolkit for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA id 99700) 2019-03-29 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYRPL/ 18/ 19/ 17
Appointment of Two (2) Service Providers for the Supply and Delivery of Branded Promotional Material/Items to INSETA 2019-04-11 11:00 Proj/ 2019/ 01
Appointment of a suitable panel of twenty (20) institutions of higher learning, further education and training colleges and accredited training providers to conduct training colleges and accredited training providers to conduct training for all employees including councilors for a period of three (03) years for the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 201 2019-04-05 11:00 ICASA 03/ 2019
Appointment of a Full Service Digital Agency Work for a Period of 36 Months for Gauteng Tourism Digital Communications Platforms Inclusive of: Website Design Enhancements, Website Management & Maintenance, Digital Campaigns, Digital Advertising, Content Development and Social Media Management, E-Commercialization Strategy and Implementation, Gauteng Travel Guide App, Production and Management and Content Liaison, Coordination and Sharing With Like Sister Agencies Across The Different Spheres of Government 2019-04-05 11:00 GTA/ DIGITAL/ 01
Review of Organisational Structure and Staff Capacity for Ekurhuleni Housing Company 2019-04-16 11:00 EHCSPAO/ 03/ 2019
The Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) hereby invites experienced and reputable parties to submit concept proposals for possible new flagship projects in support of Rural Development in the Eastern Cape towards the development of Strategy 2020 to 2025 2019-04-08 11:00 EOI 02 – 2018/19
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider on a 12 Months Term Contract to Train Community Members on first Aid Level 1 to 3 and Fire Fighting Level 1 to 3 In Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West and Norther Cape 2019-03-29 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0060 2018/ 2019)
Terms of reference for an appointment of a service provider to provide learnership programme on further education and training certificate: film and television productions L4 SAQA ID 6140:32 participants 2019-04-05 11:00 CONLP- 03- 0011 18/ 19
Pretoria: Department of Science and Technology: Head Office CSIR Campus 53, Repairs, Maintenance and service contracts: Appointment of multi-disciplinary professional services consisting of Architect, Quantity Survey, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Structural Engineer. 2019-04-16 11:00 Pt18/ 085
Chartered Accounting Service Providers In Criminal Investigation: Division: Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation for a period of two (2) years 2019-04-15 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 108 TP (18)
The Appointment of Services of an Audit Firm to Support Supply Chain Management Unit with the Provision of Accounting, Capturing, Quality Assurance and Governance Support on all SCM Bids for a Period of 12 Months with an Option to Renew for a Further 12 Months Subject to Satisfactory Performance 2019-04-05 11:00 E1504
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide an Effective High Tech Media Monitoring and Analysis Service for a period of twenty four (24) months 2019-04-04 11:00 DOE/ 010/ 2018/ 19

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Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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