startups | Page 3 |

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.


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


By Werner van Rooyen

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

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

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

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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of Service Providers to manage third party payments for George Municipality. 2018-06-25 12:00 FIN030/2018
Actuarial valuation of the liability in respect of post-employment medical aid and provision of long service leave for the year ended 30 June 2018 2018-05-24 12:00 Q24.05.18
Consolidation and installation of solar power system at Steenbras Nature Reserve. 2018-05-29 09:00 SP11800176
Services of an Electrician With Knowledge of Medium And Low Voltage Equipment, Pumps, Motors,Etc 2018-05-24 12:00 Q21.05.18
Repair brick structural wall & paving at Crossroads MPC. 2018-05-28 09:00 SN11800698
Supply Hp 765 various cartridges 2018-05-30 11:00 GM11800757
Service of a Mechanical Contractor with the Knowledge of Water Works Equipments (Pumps, Shafts, Gearboxes, Valves Etc) 2018-05-24 12:00 Q23.05.18
Supply and delivery of parts & spares for various dredgers. 2018-06-19 12:00 TNPA 712
Supply, Delivery and off-Loading of 12 Ton Sudfloc 3860 at Vaalbank Water Treatment Plant 2018-05-25 12:00 Q27.05.18
Cleaning Services for Transnet Engineering Saldanha. 2018-07-19 10:00 TE18-SLD-1FF-3163
Refurbishment of Rusted Tower Stubs in Western Grid As and When Required. 2018-06-19 10:00 E/TP3680
Supply, Delivery and off-Loading of 5 Ton Sudfloc 3860 at Krugerdam Water Treatment Plant 2018-05-25 12:00 Q28.05.18
Alcatel OXE Switches repair and Support Services on an as and when required basis for a period of (3) three years. 2018-06-19 10:00 Corp4481
Supply: Valve - type: socketed; material 2018-05-29 14:00 GE11801849
Appointment of a panel of maximum 5 (Five) Audit Firms for Co-Sourcing of the Internal Audit Projects as and when required for a period of three years 2018-06-19 12:00 BS03/05/2018
Supply: Manhole frame 2018-05-29 14:00 GE11801844
Supply of 5 x 1730 x 1600 x 10mm bennox plates. 2018-05-29 14:00 GE11801840
Supply and deliver of vastrap plate 25. 2018-05-25 14:00 GE11801839
Refurbishment of Two Netball courts at Karatara Sport Ground 2018-05-28 12:00 460/2017/18
Electronic Software System for Human Resources Development 2018-06-13 12:00 BS05/05/2018


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
Free Keyword search

Search all tender notices for FREE!

No subscription or registration required!

You can also search by the reference of the the tender.

Advanced search

Search by Issuer, Region or Sector, individually, or using any combination of the three.