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.
Request for Expressions of Interest (Consulting Services– Firms Selection) Disaster Recovery Site Construction for African Union Mission Critical Services (SAP System) 2017-09-01 15:00 AUC/AHRM/QCBS/-2017
Mowing of Goedehoop Cemetery 2017-08-21 14:00 W101800133
Mowing of Old Strand Cemetery 2017-08-25 14:00 W101800132
Supply and delivery of 1 box of dynabead 2017-08-22 16:00 R061800107
Supply: 000ml inorganic ventures icp standard 2017-08-22 16:00 R061800106
Supply and delivery of 1 box of EasyStain DAPI (80 tests) and 1 box of EasySeed (10 vials) 2017-08-17 16:00 R061800105
Supply: 00g unilab saar5822650em sodium dihyd orthophosphate anhydrous 2017-08-17 16:00 R061800104
Supply: Pots & plants 2017-08-17 16:00 R061800102
Supply: Araucaria heterophylla x 125l 2017-08-17 16:00 R061800101
Supply, deliver and installation of pots. 2017-08-17 16:00 R061800108
Supply: Stationery for the mayors office 2017-08-18 11:00 A081800056
Facilitator to conduct a workshop on cultural diversity for high school youth 2017-08-23 09:00 W071800065
Mowing of Gordons Bay cemetery 2017-08-21 14:00 W101800134
Mowing of Lwandle cemetery 2017-08-21 14:00 W101800135
Supply: Cable accessories 2017-08-17 15:00 R021800194
Supply and delivery of CAT Book SANA 10142 code 2017-08-18 11:00 A08180025B
Service Provider to design and implement murals for the Langa Heritage Project 2017-08-25 09:00 W071800076
Underground Mining Civil Works and Construction 2017-09-01 12:00 2017G080
Supply: Guard rail;galvanised;3.81m 2017-08-17 12:00 A021800203
Supply: Stone; crushed; hornfels 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800202

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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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