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.
Modification to primary hatchery including: - Servicing and program change to Siemens control panel, where the program needs to be changed to accommodate communication with the current Campbell system; control of required infra-red heating system, and direct on-off switches of system components. - Installation of infra-red heater lamps mounted in vertical retractable water proof sockets above primary hatchery tanks, for water temperature control. Heater lamps to be controlled by the Siemens control panel. 2018-07-27 11:00 RFQ 000252
Completion of Pholela Special School in Harry Gwala District 2018-08-13 12:00 CDC/ 323/ 18
Supply, deliver and install current Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 poster must be a land scape page layout laminated and framed with stainless steel frame has hooks for hanging at the centre and must be written in black with a visibility of 2 meters. the poster must meet Department of Labour specification x 07 unit as per attached specification. 2018-08-02 11:00 118/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Appointment of a Construction Service Provider (Sp) to Undertake the Maintenance and Repairs of Existing Facilities at Roodeplaat Youth Centre (Ryc) 2018-08-10 11:00 GT/ GDARD/ 097/ 2018
Support and maintenance of The C-BRTA permit management system. 2018-08-16 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0050
Supply, deliver and install current basic conditions of Employment summary Act poster must be a land scape page layout laminated and framed with stainless steel frame has hooks for hanging at the centre and must be written in black with a visibility of 2 meters. the poster must meet Department of Labour specification x 07 unit as per attached complete specification. 2018-08-02 11:00 116/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Appointment of a Construction Service Provider (Sp) to Undertake the Maintenance and Repairs of Existing Facilities at Leeufontein Provincial Nature Reserve 2018-08-10 11:00 GT/ GDARD/ 100/ 2018
Innovation Hub Management Company (SOC) invites potential services providers to submit bids for Event Management Services for the GAP Awards 2018-08-14 11:00 TIH/ 2018/ 04
Appointment of a Supplier for the Processing and Distribution of SAPS Salary Advices for a period of 3 years 2018-08-10 11:00 RFB 1766/ 2018
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment 2018-08-15 11:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0048
Lease of vehicles for a period of 36 months. 2018-08-10 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0041
Supply of Remote Environmental Management Solution to SITA for all NGN Data centres for period of three years. 2018-08-10 11:00 RFB 1771/ 2018
Supply, deliver and install current Employment Equity Act Summary poster must be a land scape page layout laminated and framed with stainless steel frame has hooks for hanging at the centre and must be written in black with a visibility of 2 meters. the poster must meet Department of Labour specification x 07 unit as per attached specification. 2018-08-02 11:00 117/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Appointment of a service provider for the investigation and grouting of a fracture in the Modderbee area for the Council for Geoscience. 2018-08-20 11:00 CGS- 2018- 023L
Appointment of a service provider to manage international investor for perception research study for Brand South Africa for the period of three (3) years. 2018-08-20 11:00 BRAND SOUTH AFRICA/ 002/ 2018
Provision of IP Telephone Solution to the Northern Cape (NC) Department of Environmental and Nature Conservation (DENC) with Maintenance and Support for a period of sixty (60) months 2018-08-10 11:00 RFB 1767/ 2018
Clear plastic bags - size: 30 x 45cm (30 micron); pack size: 250 per pack x 100 packs 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 92/ 2018/ 19
The BANKSETA is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified service provider/s who is/are located in South Africa to provide training services for learnership initiative, namely Kuyasa. 2018-08-21 10:00 BS/ 2018/ RFB406
Dispensing labels (clinic card) - 70 x 49mm (no lip, no border) x 200 reams, 18 per A4 sheet 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 91/ 2018/ 19
Sasria SOC Limited hereby invites proposals from suitably qualified companies to provide Change Management Services to the company 2018-08-22 12:00 2018/ 06

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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