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.

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.

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!

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for purchase of 2019 diaries. 2019-01-17 12:00 03947
Request to procure proof of residence books. 2019-01-18 10:00 04860
Request for purchasing of school bags, pencil cases and dictionaries 2019-01-18 10:00 04773
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 7 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 7 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 243/2018/19
Pothole patching in the Greater Knysna Area 2019-01-17 12:00 244/2018/19
Supply and delivery of anionic stable mix SS60 2019-01-17 12:00 245/2018/19
Geotechnical site investigations at proposed municipal offices 2019-01-17 12:00 246/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 8 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 8 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 247/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 9 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 9 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 248/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 10 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 10 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 249/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 11 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 11 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 250/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in Rheenedal for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in Rheenendal (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 251/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 1 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 1 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 252/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 3 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 3 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 253/2018/19
Cutting and raking of grass in ward 6 for a period of 3 months (February, March, April 2019) Sidewalk edging/weeding in ward 3 (once off cleaning) 2019-01-17 12:00 254/2018/19
Appointment of list of Service Providers/Contractors for Tree cutting in Greater Knysna Area 2019-01-17 12:00 255/2018/19
Appointment of list of Service Providers/Contractors for Grass cutting in Greater Knysna Area 2019-01-17 12:00 256/2018/19
Appointment of list of Service Providers/Contractors for Repairs and Maintenance on all Boardwalks and Stairs in Greater Knysna 2019-01-17 12:00 257/2018/19
Appointment of a Service Provider for Performance Management System for a period of 12 months 2019-01-21 12:00 EPMLM/8/3/320
Appointment of a Service Provider for Debt Collection Services and Data Cleansing for a period of 12 Months 2019-01-21 12:00 EPMLM/8/3/331

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Two types of Joint Ventures and Joint Venture agreements 

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

The structure of the joint venture should set out the nature of your partnership. There are two main types of agreements:

  1. If the joint venture is a business in its own right, it will be an incorporated joint venture. This type is not... Read More
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