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 an Event Management Service Provider for South African Tourism India 2017-09-11 12:00 SAT INDIA 002/ 17
South African Tourism is inviting proposals from reputable service providers operating in the UK, in a bid to be appointed as a preferred Social Media Marketing Agency agency to South African Tourism. 2017-09-11 12:00 SAT UK 004/ 17
The South African Social Security Agency invites expression of interest from potential service providers for the contracting of medical practitioners (individuals and/or firms) to conduct medical assessments for SASSA Mpumalanga Region for a period of three (3) years 2017-09-12 11:00 SASSA: 07/ 17/ GA/ MP
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites proposals from Service Providers for the Provision of ICT Support, Maintenance and Service Desk Services for a Period of Three (03) Years. 2017-09-08 11:00 SASSA: 05/ 17/ ICT
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites proposals from Service Provider to Provide the Hosted Email Filtering Services the South African Social Security Agency for a period of three years. 2017-09-12 11:00 SASSA: 06/ 17/ ICT
Supply, delivery and installation of warning lights and sirens to the South African Police Service nationally for a period of two (02) years 2017-09-15 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 57TV (17)
Rendering provident fund services to Robben Island Museum 2017-09-13 11:00 RIM EXE 02- 2017 / 2018
Supply, delivery, installation, maintenance and servicing of two (2) x-ray scanner machines at Robben Island Museum 2017-09-15 11:00 RIM EST 03- 2017 / 2018
Provision of Security services to RTMC Midrand Offices 2017-09-11 11:00 RTMC BID 11/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of a panel of Road Safety Researchers for period of three years 2017-09-08 11:00 RTMC BID 09/ 2017/ 18
Supply and Delivery of New Vehicles 2017-09-08 11:00 SAMRC/ HPRUVEHICLES/ 2017/ 25
Appointment of a Travel Management Company for the PSETA 2017-09-15 11:00 TRAVEL/ PSETA/ 2017- 08
Field work verification and Heritage impact assessment of the SKA1_mid Radio Telescope and Associated Infrastructure. 2017-09-08 11:00 NRF SKA PEP6 001 2017
1 units - Book shelf tier, wooden mahogany finish - With lockable caster wheels for easy mobility - and other items (see description for details) 2017-08-30 11:00 A 107/ 17- 18
The Appointment of an Independent Research Company to provide Research Services on a study on the state of transformation on behalf of the National Film and Video Foundation. 2017-09-12 14:00 RFT 01/ 2017
14 units - Four drawer Steel Steel Filling cabinet, Color Ivory. 06 units - Steel Stationery cupboard 2doors, Color Ivory. 06 units - Turn A File 4 tier, Color Ivory 2017-08-30 11:00 A 108/ 17- 18
Appointment of a Qualified ICT Service Provider to Develop an Integrated Grant & Learner Management Information System (GLMIS). 2017-09-18 11:00 Corp/ 2017/ 07
192 units - Foldable chair- (ceres folding canteen chairs durable plastic). 2017-08-30 11:00 A 111/ 17- 18
09 Units - Coffee Table - Rio Oval Shape 1400w x 450H: Mahogany Finish 2017-08-30 11:00 A 109/ 17- 18
Provision of managed ICT Services for a period of 3 years. 2017-09-07 11:00 CONHILL/ 01/ FAC/ 2017

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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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