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.
Supply Nsg119/107p connector 2017-12-21 12:15 GL11800452
Supply PVC Banners 2017-12-19 12:00 GL11800453
Supply and delivery of Emergency Kits 2017-12-21 11:00 278927
Supply Nfg/127/79/p/connector 2017-12-21 12:00 GL11800455
Supply Electrical boxes and pole boxes 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800325
Supply: Conduits, fuses and contactors 2018-01-18 09:00 GH11800324
Appointment of a construction health and safety agent to act on behalf of the Services SETA to fulfil its duties as stipulated in the construction regulation 5. 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3470
Supply Glass notice boards 2018-01-15 09:00 GL1180423A
Supply Trestle table and chairs 2018-01-15 12:00 GL1180424A
Supply Batteries and air filters 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800322
Appointment of a panel of service provider for distribution of academic books to bursaries 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3469
Supply and Deliver SMC Reed Switch D-Z73L and BMP1-032 Bracket for reed switch 2018-01-19 11:00 GH1180299A
Expression of interest on management and training of a Day-care centre at Service SETA. 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3468
Supply and Deliver Sika Flow Switch 2018-01-19 11:00 GH1180300A
Appointment of a service provider to supply and install hardware and software to manage and distribute content/information to various display media within the services seta 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T483
Repairs to security lights and floodlights at Sarepta Sports Complex 2017-12-19 12:00 SB1180345A
Appointment of a security service provider to provide and/or maintain security guards services and armed response at Services SETA North West provincial office. 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T482
Supply Display stands for artworks 2018-01-15 12:00 GL1800375A
Supply: Electrical - components 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800323
Supply: 150 cubic meter x compost for large trees 30mm 2018-01-12 16:00 GC11800398

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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