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.
The supply and delivery of digital panoramic X-Ray unit for Greys Hospital 2018-01-23 11:00 ZNB 9607/2017-H
Invitation for proposals for the maintenance and support of the CCTV surveillance system in the DTPC precinct for three years. 2018-01-23 11:00 DTP/RFP/41/PRO/11/2017
Supply and delivery of sluice pump 2018-02-06 10:00 MPGXC004986
Provision of Office Accommodation for a period of 5 years: Bulwer Satellite Office 2018-01-25 11:00 45/2017
Supply and delivery of Cleaning Material and toiletries for West Coast Management Area for 24 months period 2018-01-25 11:00 WesCoast 01/2017
Supply and delivery of two (2) forklifts for Timbadola Sawmill (Limpopo Province) 2018-01-25 11:00 RFP 071/2017
Appointment of a service provider to provide ERP support and stabilisation for a period of three(3) years 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 073/2017
Supply and delivery of building material for CSI timber frame structures. 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 050/2017
Supply and delivery of road pipes for a period of twelve (12) months 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 068/2017
Alienation of Various Erven in the Mossel Bay Municipal Area 2018-01-26 12:00 52-17/18
Supply, delivery and offloading of chlorine 2018-01-26 12:00 MW/14/2017
Construction Of Messer-Schmidt Street 2018-01-26 11:00 163/2017
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment Dibanani Consulting for Professional Services Rendered for Construction of the Tienbank Road Paving Project 2018-01-02 12:00 147/2017
Upgrading Of Veza Road 2018-01-29 11:00 162/2017
Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment Van Der Walt & Dup Plessis for Professional Services Rendered for Construction of the Kwezi Naledi Stadium Fencing. 2018-01-02 12:00 148/2017
Supply and delivery of voice recorder 2017-12-15 11:00 GK11800376
Supply and Deliver of All in One Computers (Midland) 2017-12-15 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2017-18/236
Saxon Sea Sports Complex: Repair to cricket carpet 2017-12-20 09:00 SB11800515
Construction of imprint concrete Pathway at Durbanville Rose Garden 2017-12-19 12:00 SB11800516
Supply and Deliver of Laptops 2017-12-15 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2017-18/235

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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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