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 Professional/Industrial Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners 2018-02-22 12:00 GL11800572
Supply 1600mm diameter boardroom table mahogany 2018-02-26 12:00 GL11800573
Training on the basics of water distribution systems targeted at the first level response staff of the reticulation branch in The Water & Sanitation Department. 2018-02-23 12:00 SK11800238
Supply: 114 each x padlock; long shackle 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800675
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-27 14:00 GG11800676
Supply and delivery of Traffic Uniform in the North West Province (Ngaka Modiri Molema District, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District and Bojanala district for a period of three (03) years. 2018-03-16 11:00 CS & TM 14/17/18
Supply: 2 each x chipboard 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800678
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Singangeni 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM034/2017
Supply fluid setite adhesive 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800677
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Kwadlabe 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM035/2017
Supply solid SA pine timber 2018-02-27 12:00 GG11800679
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Duma 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM036/2017
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800701
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Ophalule Phase 1 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM037/2017
Supply polypropylene twine 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800700
Supply grade 304 stainless steel strapping 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800702
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Ethokoza 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM038/2017
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Sgodiphola 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM039/2017
Esikhumbeni Sawss: Project R11 Water Supply 2018-03-08 12:00 ZDM010/2018
Professionally registered engineer to mentor graduates on their road to registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) 2018-02-26 12:00 SK11800239

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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