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.
Mimecast Licenses 2019-01-21 12:00 T22-2018/19
Supply and delivery of oil 2019-01-25 12:00 TENDER 47-18/19
Provision of Managed Printing Services 2019-01-25 14:00 RFP/ICT/MFP/2018/05
WESGRO Stakeholder Relationships Project. Quotations are awaited for suppliers to participate in providing insights, perceptions and expectations from key stakeholders to assist in Wesgro’s strategic business planning process and funding model. 2019-01-31 12:00 2019-001
Appointment of a service provider for the electrification of households in Uitval Ward 35 2019-01-25 11:00 EES 08/2018
Panel of service providers for the provision of waste collection and street cleansing within the Alfred Duma Local Municipality municipality areas to the Ladysmith landfill site for a period of three (3) years on an as and when required basis 2019-01-30 11:00 PS 18/2018
Hiring of plant and equipment as and when required for period of three years 2019-01-31 11:00 ES 23/2018
Impoundment of stray animals for a period of three years 2019-02-01 11:00 PS 19/2018
Kyocera Printers Supply and Maintanance 2019-01-22 11:00 1920
Services of an audit / finance firm to support supply chain management unit with provision of governance and compliance review support function for a period of 12 months with an option to extend for another 12 months subject to satisfactory performance 2019-01-28 11:00 RFP344/2018
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment on an as and when required basis for 36 months 2019-02-07 11:00 SHE-OP-009-2018/2019
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the supply and delivery of Corporate Clothing on an as and when required basis for 36 months 2019-02-08 11:00 MKT-OP-010-2018/2019
Appointment of a service provider to provide support of Microsoft active directory and exchange environment for a period of 36 months 2019-02-13 11:00 IT-OP-020-2017/2018 -Readvert
Appointment of a Panel of Service Providers for the Provision of Mechanical Repairs Through a Fitment Centre for a Period of Three (3) Years 2019-01-31 12:00 CSS(FLEET) 13/12/1819
Review of 2017 – 2022 Ratlou Local Economic Development Strategy 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/PAD01/2018/2019
Development of Ratlou Local Municipality’s Integrated Waste Management Plan 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/COMMSERV01/2018/2019
Appointment of a service provider for repair and maintenance of municipal yellow fleet as and when required for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/TECH07/2018/2019
Rental of high volume photocopier machines for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/CORPS03/2018/2019
Provision of VAT recovery services for a period of 24 months 2019-02-15 11:00 NW381/BTO01/2018/2019
Manufacture, supply and delivery of pole mounting power transformers for a period of twelve (12) months 2019-01-28 11:00 CD27/2018

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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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