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.
Appointment of a security service provider to provide and/or maintain security guards services and Armed response at Services SETA (Durban Provincial Office). 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T481
Supply and delivery of Building Material for 36x beneficiaries 2017-12-27 12:00 RFQ / 348
Supply 3 each x varnish; floor, polyurethane 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800413
Supply: Hardware items 2017-12-15 12:00 GG11800415
Provision, disposal, servicing and removal,cleaning & return of exisitng sanitary bins in area 2 which comprises of all corporate facilities in the Khayelitsha, Kuilsriver & Strand area (See pricing schedule for the building list) 2017-12-20 12:00 SC11800082
Appointment of a service provider to develop Services SETA Website. 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T480
Supply: hasp and staple 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800407
Supply: glass sheet 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800408
Supply 30 role x strapping 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800410
Supply, Deliver, Offload and the Installation of Office Furniture and Appliances For Group Finance Directorate and Environment and Infrastructure Services Department 2018-01-26 10:30 534/17
Hire of Front End Loader with operator 2017-12-20 09:00 WJ11800290
Appointment of a Services SETA to develop stakeholder database system. 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T479
Supply glass sheet 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800409
Supply: Irrigation equipment 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800412
Supply: Hardware items 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800411
Supply: Hardware items 2018-01-15 12:00 GG11800414
Provision of Student Printing Services 2018-01-19 10:00 UFS TENDER 2017-03
Request for Proposals for the Provision of 20 00Qm2 Existing, Premium Grade Office accommodation with Turnkey fit-out for Transnet Corporate Centre in Johannesburg for a period of 3-years with an option to extend. 2018-01-12 14:00 TPCP/JHB/760 (T)
The appointment of consultants to configure SAP Investigative Case Management (ICM) for a period of six (06) months 2019-01-19 11:00 GT/GPT/182/2017
Provision of Computer Equipment (Laptops) as per the Terms of Reference. 2018-01-11 15:00 ECIC 016/017

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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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