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.
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 12 Devolved Stations in Northern Cape Province Region One (01) for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-24 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 129TB(17)
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 5 Devolved Stations in North West Province for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-16 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 132TB(17)
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of the SETA Information Management System (IMS) for a period until 31 March 2020 2018-01-05 11:00 IMS/ PSETA/ 2017- 11
Cash in transit services: Period 2 years 2018-01-04 11:00 ZNB 104 - 17/ 18
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 10 Devolved Stations in Northern Cape Province Region Two (02) for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-24 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 130TB(17)
Appointment of a service provider for the management of the 2018 Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ OOP/ 162/ 2017
Appointment of a service provider(s) for the provision of travel management company to The National Treasury for a period of three (3) years. 2017-12-15 11:00 NT021- 2017
Appointment of a panel of attorneys for a period of thirty-six (36) months to assist the NRCS with Legal related matters on an AD HOC basis (NRCS 007-2017/2018) 2017-12-15 11:00 007- 2017/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to supply and Implement a Contract and Matter Management System 2017-12-18 11:00 MQA/ 42/ 17- 18
Legal Aid SA would like to invite firms of attorneys to enter into agency agreements to assist all legal aid clients in certain identified courts on a retainer basis 2018-01-11 12:00 44/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment, to conduct the Health Hazard Assessment in all the GPW Offices including the Regions (East-London, Mmabatho and Polokwane) for a period of three years commencing 01 February 2018 until 31 January 2021 2018-01-22 10:30 GPW- W 2017/ 05
GPG local area network modernisation for the period of 36 months for the Gauteng Department of e-Government. 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ GDeG/ 152/ 2017
The Financial Intelligence Centre request for proposals from service providers that will provide storage environment refresh components 2017-12-15 11:00 FIC/ RFB/ 0008/ 2017/ 18
The appointment of a service provider for the Implementation of Natural Resource Management (NRM) Programmes in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS) and Dinokeng Projects 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ GDED/ 165/ 2017
DTPC wishes to appoint a construction of Mount Moreland Road between Dube TradePort 29° South and Mount Moreland – earthworks and surfacing (km0.00 – km0.535). 2018-01-16 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 29/ IFR/ 10/ 2017
Supply & deliver diagnostic audiometer (01) 2017-12-14 11:00 ZNQ00422/ 2017- 18
DTPC wishes to appoint a contractor for the construction of a new cantilevered structural steel canopy, construction of security fencing, repairs to sheet metal roof, asphalting and drainage improvements at the Dube TradePort Cargo Terminal. 2018-01-15 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 34/ IFR/ 10/ 2017
Service of transformers (hospital & campus) 2017-12-14 11:00 ZNQ00396/ 2017- 18
Appointment of a project manager for the procurement of land and or a building, design plans and construction and or renovations of CETA Head Office 2018-01-31 11:00 022- 2017/ 2018
DTPC wishes to appoint a contractor for the construction of a new cantilevered structural steel canopy, construction of security fencing, repairs to sheet metal roof, asphalting and drainage improvements at the Dube Tradeport Cargo Terminal 2018-01-17 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 35/ IFR/ 10/ 2017

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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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