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.
Supply and delivery of laboratory reagents and equipment for pharmacology Department at Universitas Central Hospital. 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 02/17/18
Supply, delivery and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Control Panels 2018-01-12 12:00 B/SM 45/18
Supply, upgrade and replacement of sewer networks in the Witzenberg Area (3 year tender) 2018-01-22 12:00 BID 08/2/15/46
Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of a Roller Ironer Complete Package and Three (3) Extractors 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 05/2017/2018
Laundry and Ironing Services 2018-01-26 12:00 SCM11-2017-18
Construction of a new store and toilets at Napier Water Treatment Plant 2018-01-26 12:00 Q13-2017-18
Supply and installation of rigid security fencing in the WC024 area, (the municipality reserves the right to accelerate the project in the year which the funds becomes available) 2018-01-26 12:00 BSM 17/18
Supply and Installation of Lectern 2017-12-20 11:00 GK11800362
Supply and fitment of new tyres, tubes and provision of tyre repair and other related services 2018-01-10 12:00 08/2/15/55
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated management information system (MIS) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0016/MIS
Sale of church site in Pine Valley, Wolseley 2018-01-05 12:00 08/2/15/63
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0017/ERP
Stringing and cabling at Everest substation (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0043R
Stringing and cabling at Harvard ss and minor works at Merapi ss (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0045R
Supply and delivery of Electrical Cables 2017-12-15 10:00 REQ02881
Construction of Tshiame (Makgolokweng) new, police station: Free State Province 2018-02-06 10:30 19/1/9/1/109TB(17)
Caterer and Kiosk operator for Pretoria NLSA Campus 2018-02-09 11:00 NLSA.CATERER&KIOSK 11/2017
Upgrading of toilets at Thusong Centre, Bella Vista 2017-12-21 12:00 08/2/15/66
Construction of three new, deep rural police stations: cluster 1(Huku,Ntamonde and Mdeni): Eastern Cape Province 2018-02-08 11:00 19/1/9/1/118TB(17)
Construction of three new, deep rural police stations: cluster 2(Tafalehashe, Mtombe and Tabase): Eastern Cape Province 2018-02-08 11:00 19/1/9/1/119TB(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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