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.
Service air filter banks at MOT and C Ward 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 255/ 18
Appointment of a service provider for physical security guarding services for additional offices in Mpumalanga. 2018-08-10 11:00 DHA13- 2018
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform invites suitable service provider to supply, deliver and offload fencing material for Kruisfontein Emerging Farmers Cooperative in Kouga Local Municipality under Sarah Baartman District in the Eastern Cape Province 2018-08-13 11:00 DRDLR: EC 005(2018/ 2019)
Supply ASCO valve kit no.304/669 x6 - (see description for for more items required) 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 48/ 18
Procurement of full once off repair, replace of faulty parts and a twelve months contract period for maintenance and support of X-ray machines and walk through metal detectors to SITA offices. 2018-08-10 11:00 RFB 17652018
Compilation of the Five Year Strategic Plan and 20/21 Annual Performance Plan for the Department of Public Works and the Property Management Trading Entity 2018-08-14 11:00 HP18/ 006GS
Repairs, service and maintenance of sewerage pumps, water pumps and valves installations for 24 months in Vhembe area 2018-08-14 11:00 PLK18/ 39
Xhariep District Municipality: 24 Months preventative maintenance, servicing and repair to high tension installation (CIDB Grading 3EP or higher or 2EPPE or higher). 2018-08-14 11:00 BL18/ 021
Repairs, service and maintenance of sewerage pumps, water pumps and valves installations for 24 months in Mopani area. 2018-08-14 11:00 PLK18/ 38
Preventative maintenance, servicing & repairs of standby generators within East London & Queenstown area for the period of twenty four (24) months. 2018-08-14 11:00 PET13/ 2018
Repairs, service and maintenance of sewerage pumps, water pumps and valves installations for 24 months in Waterberg, Capricorn and Sekhukhune areas 2018-08-14 11:00 PLK18/ 37
Supply, installation and maintenance of standby generators and general electrical reticulation: 17 devolved stations in Eastern Cape Province Region one (01) for the period of three (3) years. 2018-08-28 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 33TB(18)
Appointment of a service provider for provision of IT infrastructure support and maintenance, server and LAN support at Ports of Entry and Offices Nationally to the Department of Home Affairs 2018-08-10 11:00 DHA14- 2018
Supply, installation and maintenance of standby generators and general electrical reticulation: 15 devolved stations in Eastern Cape Province Region two (02) for the period of three (3) years. 2018-08-28 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 34TB(18)
False Bay TVET College invites bids for the appointment of Design/Advertising Agency Services 2018-08-14 11:00 FBC T6/ 2018
Supply, installation and maintenance of standby generators and general electrical reticulation: 15 devolved stations in Eastern Cape Province region three (03) for the period of three (3) years. 2018-08-29 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 35TB(18)
Service vacuum pumps x4 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 261/ 18
Black & White Printing Multi-Function Copy Machine (80PPM – 90PPM) – 10 Machines (see description for more required items) 2018-09-07 11:00 MTVET\PRNT\2019
C1009: Rehabilitaion of a section of Divisional Road 1111 between Main Road 217 and Kalbaskraal (km 12.31 to km 23.50). 2018-08-22 11:00 S065/ 18
Kuilsriver: Western Cape Sports School: Structural completion of swimming pool and installation of Filtration System. 2018-08-22 11:00 S064/ 18

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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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