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.
Appointment of a service provider to render strategic and special projects management services 2017-11-15 11:00 DAC 12/ 17- 18
Pest control of hospital and residents = 12 months 2017-11-06 11:00 ZNQ 452/ 17/ 18
The appointment of a private security contractor to render a security service at the Aquarium Building, Beach Road, Sea Point, Western Cape Province For a period of 2 years. 2017-11-10 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 149/ 18
Advanced SIPAP non invasive ventilation machine X 1(specifcation attached) 2017-11-01 11:00 190/ 10/ 17
Supply vaccine fridges = 02 each 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 450/ 17/ 18
Supply: 30 Units, Hyluronic acid VFF (volume restoration factor) 30 10mls 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ: 788/ 17/ 18
Invitation to service providers for the supply of laptops and desktops to CIPC on a “as and when” basis under a warranty and support contract for three years (36 months) 2017-11-22 11:00 CIPC 16/ 2017/ 2018
Repair a main gate at Gate way clinic 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 294/ 17/ 18
For rendering of security (guarding) services at the national museum (nm), no: 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein and Oliewenhuis Art Museum, no 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2017-11-13 12:00 NMSE/ 2017/ 001
Supply and Delivery of Cartridges for Tswelopele Correctional Centre :Supply Chain: Period: ONCE-OFF :Area Commissioner :Kimberley Management Area:Department of Correctional Centre:Free state and Northern Cape Region: 2017-11-20 11:00 KBY 02/ 2017
Supply 11 x Disclaimer with prohibited sign for 11 clinics 11 x services board for 11 clinics 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 401/ 17/ 18
Supply, Delivery and Offloading of Coal Peas for a period of 02 years to the following Management areas: Johannesburg, Leeuwkop 2017-11-22 11:00 GTC 11/ 2017
Supply lounge suite 3 piece 2017-10-30 11:00 Supply lounge suite 3 piece
Cape Town: 1 & 3 Dorp Street and 4 Leeuwen Street: General cleaning of office space for a period of 36 months 2017-11-22 11:00 S091/ 17
Paarl: EMDC West Coast Winelands: General cleaning of office space for a period of 36 months. 2017-11-22 11:00 S088/ 17
Supply, Delivery and Offloading of Coal Peas for a period of 01 year to the following Management areas: Baviaanspoort, Zonderwater, Kgosi Mampuru II 2017-11-21 11:00 GTC 9/ 2017
George: Rensburghof Building: General cleaning of office space for a period of 36 months. 2017-11-22 11:00 S089/ 17
George: York Park Building: St John Street: General cleaning of office space for a period of 36 months. 2017-11-22 11:00 S087/ 17
Supply and install fire hose and reel 2017-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 402/ 17/ 18
The provision of recess external high pressure cleaning/touch-up painting services: Cape Town: Parliament Complex: SONA 2018 2017-11-10 11:00 CPT 1010/ 17

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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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