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.

Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

South Africa is currently rated 88nd when it comes to the ease of doing business according to 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.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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Barberton Prison: Boiler Operators for Twelve (12) Months 2019-04-08 11:00 NST19/ 001
NDPW: Repairs, service and replacement of kitchen equipment within the jurisdiction of JHB Regional Office for the period of 24 months 2019-04-09 11:00 JHB.18/ 58
Department of Health: Ngwelezane Hospital: Construction of New Orthotics and Prosthetics Centre With Parking Area 2019-04-15 11:00 WIMS 070638
The Western Cape Government Department of Human Settlements invites tenders for the construction of 600 emergency housing units for the Kosovo Community located close to Philippi, Cape Town. 2019-03-29 11:00 HSC 18/ 2018/ 2019
The Western Cape Government Department of Human Settlements invites tenders for the construction of 750 emergency housing units for the Silvertown Community located in Khayelitsha, Cape Town 2019-03-29 11:00 HSC 17/ 2018/ 2019
Specification for Supply, Delivery and Erection of Mobile Classrooms -National Contract 2019-04-05 12:00 PUR 5600/ 22
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (General Building) for COEGA Development Corporation (PTY) LTD 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 112/ 19
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (General Building) for COEGA Development Corporation (PTY) LTD 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 112/ 19
The request for development proposals for the leasing of Takkieskloof Holiday Resort situated in Truterstreet, Riversdale 2019-04-26 12:00 HESICORP 16/1819
Provision of fraud and corruption hotline services for Saldanha Bay Municipality for the period 01 July 2019 to 30 June 2022. 2019-04-26 12:00 SBM 09/18/19
Request for bid for the appointment of a professional team to undertake township establishment processes at Masilonyana Municipality in the Free State 2019-04-02 11:00 HS - B06/2018/2019
The completion of outstanding building work at Elandsdoorn CNC required within Mpumalanga Operating Unit 2019-04-11 10:00 PTATEN2444
Appointment of a service provider(s) for the provision of learning support materials for university students supported by the Mpumalanga Department of Education for a period of three (03) years 2019-04-12 12:00 EDU/139/19/MP
Appointment of a service provider for the supply of locums of all grades, EMS and specialities (exclusive of administrative personnel) to all hospitals/institutions under the control of the Department of Health in Mpumalanga for a period of three (3) years 2019-04-12 12:00 HEAL/109/19/MP
Hire of road construction equipment in Mpumalanga Province as and when required for a period of three years 2019-04-15 12:00 PWRT/1624/19/MP Re-Advertisement
Rigging services and load testing of beams and lifting equipment during normal maintenance and outages at Tutuka Power Station 2019-04-24 10:00 MPGXC004980R1
The provision of horticultural maintenance services to Kusile Power Station 2019-04-25 10:00 MPPPSC001085R1
Supply of Digital Aerial Photography 2019-03-29 12:00 T 61/2018/19
Supply of Stationery 2019-03-25 11:00 No reference number supplied
Small Contractor Mining 2019-03-25 11:00 No reference number supplied

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Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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