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.
Service provider to service air-conditioner at Sokhela clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 01 unit: Kilometers = +/- 45.5km 2018-08-02 11:00 112/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Service provider to service portable autoclave, the company must be CIDB, 1EP and 1ME grade or above 2018-08-02 11:00 85/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Foreign Exchange Services 2018-08-10 11:00 IEC/ SS- 01/ 2018
Service provider to service air-conditioner, the company must be CIDB grade 1ME or above the kilometers from the clinics single trip is: Malenge Clinic x 03 (+/- 27km); Riverside clinic x 03 (+/- 18km). 2018-08-02 11:00 83/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Major service to Theatre, GOPD, Ward 6A & Casualty lights. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 32- 2018/ 19
Voting Stations Arrow signs. 2018-08-13 12:00 10383860
Major service to Laundry Equipment. 2018-07-27 11:00 E1458
Major Service to all kitchen Equipment. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 34- 2018/ 19
Table Marking Signs. 2018-08-13 11:30 10383847
Request For Proposals :Supplier of Sanitary and Plumbing Material for the Blue Water Bay Hotel Development 2018-08-13 12:00 CDC/ 237/ 18
Ballot Boxes 2018-08-13 11:15 10383846
Table and Chairs 2018-08-13 11:00 10383844
Provision of Office Accommodation: Rustenburg Local Office for a lease period of 5 years or more 2018-08-24 11:00 30/ 2018
Amendment for competition of design and completion of 2nd phase of We The People Park at the Constitution Hill Precint. 2018-08-30 11:00 CONHILL/ 06/ FAC/ 2018
Provision of Office Accommodation: Calvinia Satellite Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-08-24 11:00 26/ 2018
Amendment for competition of design and completion of 2nd phase of We The People park at the Constitution Hill Precint. 2018-08-30 11:00 CONHILL/ 06/ FAC/ 2018
Provision of Office Accommodation: Oudtshoorn Satellite Office for a lease period of 5 years or more. 2018-08-24 11:00 34/ 2018
Voting Compartments. 2018-08-13 11:45 10383857
Provision of Office Accommodation: Athlone Local Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered) 2018-08-24 08:00 31/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to supply and deliver front end loaders for the Struisbaai / Arniston FPSU project located in the Cape Agulhas Local Municipality within the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape Province. 2018-08-10 11:00 SSC WC Q06 (2018/ 2019) DRDLR

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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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