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.
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment with Iqhayiya Design Workshop for Professional Services Rendered for the Construction of Community Hall in Ward 9 2018-01-02 12:00 149/2017
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment with SKC Engineers of Aliwal North for Professional Services Rendered for the Construction of an animal pound in Lady Grey 2018-01-02 12:00 150/2017
Supply and delivery of projector 2017-12-15 11:00 GK11800375
Supply and delivery of software 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180364A
Supply 0 – 1000kpa ½’ BSP Stainless Steel Pressure Gauges with Chemiseal,Ball Valves and Nipples 2017-12-14 12:00 GD11800604
Public function – Hiring of Audio-Visual (AV) Equipment 2017-12-18 09:00 SA11800248
Supply and delivery of transformer power 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800369
Raising of Loans 2018-01-12 12:00 FIN 06/2017/18
Supply and delivery of AC adapters and power cords 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800365
Supply and delivery of Smallworld Geospatial Analysis (GSA) solution 2017-12-20 11:00 GK11800373
Supply and delivery of television 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800374
Grass cutting / cleaning / maintenance for various traffic services DLTC (2017-2018) 2017-12-18 12:00 SL11800125
Supply and delivery of sms modem 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180336A
Appointment of a suitable service provider for the Supply and delivery of Wireless Hardware Equipment 2018-01-19 12:00 B/SM 52/18
Supply and delivery of potsdam ethernet 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180338A
Supply, upgrade and replacement of water networks in the Witzenberg Area (3 year tender) 2018-01-22 12:00 BID 08/2/15/45
Supply and delivery of software 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180364
Supply, Fitment and Maintenance of a Fleet Tracking System to Government Vehicles for a period of 5 years. 2018-01-26 11:00 SCMU 10 17/18 - 0011
Appointment of a suitable service provider to manage funds for the National Skills Authority (NSA) on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training 2017-12-26 11:00 DHET115
Manufacture, Supply, deliver and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Circuit Breakers 2018-01-12 12:00 BSM 46/18

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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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