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.
Appointment of service provider for the installation of HDPE subsoil drainpipes under the IMCI park - home unit at Nseleni Community Health Centre 2019-08-23 11:00 93 / 2019 - 2020
The CDC is inviting capable and competent contractors with a valid CIDB grading of 7GB or higher to submit bids for building, civil, and security infrastructure repairs and upgrade, including providing new facilities and or refurbishment of infrastructure at the three (3) harbour sites 2019-08-12 12:00 CDC/ 174/ 19
The CDC is inviting capable and competent contractors with a valid CIDB grading of 6GB or higher to submit bids for security and civil upgrade of the existing services, including providing new facilities at the Gansbaai, Struisbaai, Arniston and Stillbaai Harbours. . 2019-08-12 12:00 CDC/ 176/ 19
Manufacturing, Supply and Delivery of Waist Belts Saps Men (Members),Pps and Security Guards in Accordance With Specification Saps 3181/16 Version 01.0/February 2017, Saps 2076 Version 04.0/February And Saps 2855/12 Version 02.0/February 2017 for a Period of Three Years (3): Division: Supply Chain Management 2019-08-20 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 12TC(18)
Manufacturing, Supply and Delivery of Waist Belts Saps Men (Members),Pps And Security Guards in Accordance with Specification Saps 3181/16 Version 01.0/February 2017, Saps 2076 Version 04.0/February And Saps 2855/12 Version 02.0/February 2017 for a period of three years (3): Division: Supply Chain Management 2019-08-20 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 12TC(18)
Manufacturing Supply and Delivery of Shirt Dress Grey, Shirt Field Dress Chambray, Shirt Field Dress, Shirt Field Dress Camouflage Stf Pps, Shirt Saps Guards, Shirt Long Sleeve and Blouse Field Dess Grey,Bouse Field Dress Chambray and Blouse Long Sleeve for a Period of Three (3) Years 2019-08-14 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 94TC (18)
Appointment of a service provider for provision of Biometric Access Control Management (BACM) systems licenses, support and management for the Department of Home Affairs for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2019-08-02 11:00 DHA07- 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider Who Is MICT SETA Accredited to Deliver and Facilitate an Accredited Skills Programe in Film and Television Post Production Programme For 20 Kwazulu-Natal Filmmakers, Which Will Capacitate Them With The Relevant Film And TV Skills for a Period of Three Months. 2019-08-02 11:00 KZNFC- T05/ 2019/ 20
Bidders are invited to bid for installation of Security Access Control System at Provincial Offices 2019-08-20 11:00 FSDOL 09/ 2019
Ysterplaat: AFB: Installation of fire detection system 2019-08-14 11:00 CPT1004A/ 19
Mthatha Magistrate Office: repairs and upgrades. 2019-08-12 12:00 CDC/ 326/ 19
Event management services for the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) innovation competition awards ceremony 2019 2019-08-12 11:00 TIHMC/ 2019/ 02
Department of Justice: Vanderbijl Park Magistrate Court: Rendering of Cleaning Services for 24 months period 2019-08-13 11:00 JHB.19/ 21
Maintenance and administration of the SAQA Oracle, MS SQL- and MySQL databases (DBA Services) for a period of three (3) years 2019-08-08 11:00 SAQA 0009/ 19 IT
Provision of Legal Services to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a period of three (3) years 2019-08-08 11:00 SAQA 0008/ 19 EO
Provision of Security Services at Regional and MLB Offices, Cost Centre 22 and District Office, Camperdown Depot, New Hanover Depot, Area Office Merrivale, Taylor’s Halt Depot and Nottingham Road Depot. 2019-07-26 11:00 ZNB0010/ 18 T
Maintenance of the existing National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD) and related databases to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a period of three (3) years 2019-08-08 11:00 SAQA 0007/ 19 NLRD
Provision of National and International courier services to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a period of five (5) years 2019-08-08 11:00 SAQA 0006/ 19 DFA
Invitation to an Open Tender for the Supply, and Delivery of a 500kva Miniature Substation (Mss) Required at Chamdor Automotive Hub, Mogale City 2019-07-26 11:00 AIDC T01/ 2019
Maintenance, repairs and new installations of the electrical infrastructure for the South African Qualifications Authority for a period of five (5) years 2019-08-08 11:00 SAQA 0010/ 19 DFA

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Tender Training

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

People often ask me how I know so much about tenders and the completing of tender documents. The answer is easy; training. I believe that we must always try to train as much as possible. The more training you will do the better you will get at responding to a tender. Gary Player, one of South Africa’s best golfers of all time, used to say: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

That is the whole point of training. The... Read More

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