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.
Conditional Assessment of Sewerage Infrastructure 2017-12-07 11:00 SCM/18-89/C
Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of equipment for the refurbishment of Kentron 132/11Kv substation: three year period 2017-12-08 10:00 USD EE 13-2017/18
Appointment of a service provider to render Travel Management Services to the Unemployment Insurance Fund 2017-12-15 11:00 UIF4B/2017
Contract for the Design and Contruction of Various Pipelines 2017-12-15 12:00 RW01349/17
The manufacture, supply and delivery of Integrated System Display (ISD) enclosures for a period of two years on an “as and when required basis. 2017-12-12 10:00 HOAC-HO-24515.
Professional Services for the Construction of Material Recovery Facility at Worcester 2017-11-24 11:00 BV 652
Construction of Langerug 20 Ml Reservoir 2017-12-01 11:00 BV 593
Supply and delivery of lug and Ferrules 2017-12-06 11:00 276248
Supply and delivery of Various Gears to Transnet Engineering for a period of four (4) years with an option to extend for a further one (1) year 2017-11-28 10:00 TE17-KLP-09X-7665
Call for service provider to provide business support services on the business consultancy services voucher programme to the NYDA for a period of three (3) years for all provinces 2018-01-18 11:00 NYDA2017/03/ED
Appointment of professional Consultancy Services to undertake baselinestudies, partner in the development of an urban design plan, land use enabalement and rezoning of the Swarklip Site. 2018-01-22 12:00 CIA 52 - 2016
Supply and Delivery of Junior and Senior Engineered Steel Playing Equipment for Polokwane Municipality Municipal Wide as and When Required for a Period of Three (3) Years 2017-11-30 10:00 PM102/2017
Supply and Delivery of Paving Bricks and Kerbs for Polokwane Municipality-Municipal Wide for a Period of Three (3) Years 2017-11-30 10:00 PM103/2017
Appointment of Two (2) Service Providers for the Supply and Delivery of Topsoil, Sand, Concrete and Gabion Stones for Polokwane Municipality – Municipal Wide for a Period of Three (3) Years 2017-11-30 10:00 PM104/2017
Supply and Delivery of Trees for Polokwane Municipality for a Period of Three Years as an when required 2017-11-30 10:00 PM105/2017
Supply and Delivery of stationery for a period of 5 years as and when required 2017-11-23 12:00 HPCSA 02/2017
Provision of Enterprise Resource Planning System to CATHSSETA 2017-11-28 12:00 CATHS/ERP/012/2017
Provision of Internal Services and the construction of top structures-Potsdam/ Ikhwezi Block 1 housing 656 units. 2017-11-28 12:00 BCMM/COO/HM/1384/2017
Contract for stabilization of BCMM access roads using polymer products and associated services for a period of three years 2017-11-24 12:00 CE:263
Upgrade and Refurbishment of Coastal Nature Reserves in BCMM until June 2020 2017-11-24 12:00 BCMM/DCOMMS/NR/12/2017/18

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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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