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.
RT252-2019: Supply and delivery of surgical instruments and equipment to the State for the period 01 August 2019 to 31 July 2022. 2019-06-25 11:00 RT252- 2019
Supply and delivery of DDT wettable powder to the National Department of Health for a period of 24 months. 2019-06-25 11:00 NDOH 04/ 2019- 2020
Terms of Reference for the Appointment of a Suitable Service Provider To Coordinate, Organise and Manage Multiple Events I.E. Conferences, Workshops And Official Meetings for the Department Of Higher Education And Training for a period of three (3) years 2019-06-25 11:00 DHET125
Supply, Delivery, Installation, Demonstration, Training of Personnel and Maintenance Plan for a Period of Three (03) Years of 2 x Fire Safety Chemical Storage Cabinets for 1 Military Hospital. 2019-06-26 11:00 CPSC- B- M- 016- 2019
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of print management services for the Council for Geoscience for a period of three (3) years 2019-06-28 11:00 CGS- 2019- 009S
Appointment of a caretaker operator of scientific equipment for the Council for Geoscience at Boshof for a period of three (3) years 2019-06-27 11:00 CGS- 2019- 010S
Provision of Physical Security Services for NYDA Branches and Districts over a period of Three (3) Years 2019-06-25 11:00 NYDA2019/ 01/ FAC
Provision of Cleaning Service at Regional Office - Empangeni 2019-06-26 11:00 ZNB0012/ 18T
Security Service for Regional and MLB Offices, Cost Centre22 and District Office, Camperdown Depot, New Hanover Depot, Area Office Merrivale, Taylors Halt Depot and Nottingham Depot for 36 months contract. 2019-07-12 11:00 ZNB0010/ 18T
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrade and Servicing of Mv Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and Mini Substations- Umgungundlovu & Harry Gwala Regions: Three Year Period. 2019-06-27 11:00 ZNB 5837/ 2019- H
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrade and Servicing of Mv Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and Mini Substations- Umkhanyakhude, Zululand, King Cetshwayo & Ilembe Regions: Three Year Period. 2019-06-27 11:00 ZNB 5836/ 2019- H
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrade and Servicing of Mv Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and Mini Substations- Amajuba, Umzinyathi And Uthukela Regions: Three Year Period. 2019-06-27 11:00 ZNB 5519/ 2019- H
Maintenance, Repairs, Upgrade and Servicing of Mv Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and Mini Substations- Ethekwini & Ugu Regions: Three Year Period 2019-06-27 11:00 ZNB 5153/ 2019- H
Appointment of a panel of engineers for the National Lotteries Commission 2019-06-25 11:00 NLC/ 2019 - 9
Materials for the upgrading of Security Fencing for Regional Works Unit, Western Cape. 2019-06-25 11:00 SPSC- B- 008- 2019
Supply and Delivery of Construction Material for Rapid Deployment Accommodation for Joint Operational Headquarters. 2019-06-26 11:00 CPSC- B- G- 041- 2019
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Fence Surrounding the Memorial Wall at DOD Mobilisation Centre for Joint Operations Headquarters. 2019-06-27 11:00 CPSC- B- G- 005- 2019
Supply, Delivery, Installation and Demonstration of Gym Equipment for Human Resource Division. 2019-06-26 11:00 CPSC- B- G- 039- 2019
Provision of On-Site Maintenance and Repair of Communication Radios at RTI station including installation and de-installation of Radios 2019-06-25 11:00 ZNB0018/ 19T
Tender for the supply, commissioning, service and maintenance of the high volume monochrome digital printer at Printing Department Rietvlei 2019-06-28 12:00 Rand Water

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2 items that determine tender pricing

Article by Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Many bidders that respond to tenders struggle when it comes to calculating a price for a specific tender. One of the reasons for this is that a large number of Small Business Owners are usually new to the tender process and therefore they lack the necessary experience to price their bids correctly.

Without getting into the fundamentals of accounting there are two basic items that determine your... Read More

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