How can a start-up business win a tender?

In the tender process, it is essential that an enterprise be knowledgeable of the supply it wants to bid for. In fact, the more knowledge the enterprise has of its supply, the better its odds are of being awarded a tender.

The question is ‘where or how do start-up enterprises gain experience?’ or, ‘can a start-up enterprise win a tender?’ The simple answer is yes, start-up enterprises can win tenders.

There are many people who dream of starting their own business. There are many people who actually go out and start their own business and then they fail dismally. There are horrific statistics of how many start-up businesses fail within the first two years. Some say as many as 80% of all start-ups fail within the first two years and of the remaining 20% another 80% fail in the following three years. The four businesses that survive the first five years will most probably be successful and exists for some time.

4 Requirements for Start-ups

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 more experience the enterprise have in supply the better its changes of being awarded a tender.

Can a startup enterprise be awarded a tender? The answer to this question is for the Organ of State that has issued the tender, to decide. But, there are definitely some things that a startup can do to ensure that it subscribe to the minimum requirements of a tender. 

3 Challenges to Starting a Business to Tender

We, as tender consultants are confronted on a daily basis with all the different challenges that the average business owner faces in the tender process. There are several challenges that keep on repeating over and over again especially if you are a start-up business or you erected a company with the specific intention to respond to tenders. These challenges are:

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.

Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

South Africa is currently rated 88nd when it comes to the ease of doing business according to 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.howtotender.co.za

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.

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Sterkfontein Regional Water Treatment Works (Phase 2): Construction and Commissioning of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Works. 2019-04-10 11:00 SW/SRWTW/201906
Alteration of the Natural Science Building 2019-04-02 12:00 IN/001/2019
Refurbishment of the Vuwani Science Resource Centre 2019-04-03 12:00 IN/008/2019
Refurbishment of the Riverside Student Residence 2019-04-03 12:00 IN/007/2019
Refurbishment of the Post Grad and Town Planning 2019-04-03 12:00 IN/006/2019
Refurbishment of the Art Gallery 2019-04-03 12:00 IN/005/2019
Upgrade of the D Block Air Conditioning System 2019-04-02 12:00 IN/004/2019
Upgrade of a Block Air Conditioning System 2019-04-02 12:00 IN/003/2019
Fume Cabinets Project on Health Science Laboratory 2019-04-02 12:00 IN/002/2019
Panel of Attorneys 2019-03-25 12:00 No reference number supplied
Learnership Programme Plumbing (NQF Level 4) 2019-03-29 11:00 WDM/2018/19-10
Learnership Progamme Fire and Rescue Operations (NQF Level 5) 2019-03-29 11:00 WDM/2018/19-09
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Provision of Medical Aid Scheme Service for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) 2019-04-01 11:00 RFP: 043/03/2019
Appointment of an experienced resource mobilisation panel of experts 2019-04-02 11:00 BID: TEDA PPM: 03/03/19
Provision of Services of an Occupational Medical Practitioner (OMP) and Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (OHNP) for Parliament of RSA 2019-03-29 12:00 B1/2019
Supply and delivery of fencing material at Pilanesberg National Park 2019-04-02 11:00 NWPB/RFT/FENCEMAT/010/2019
Request for expression of interest (EOI): Hotel technical, operation and management services 2019-03-22 16:00 EOI – Hole in the Wall
Construction of defected structure (Structural Defects) at Kempton Campus 2019-04-03 11:00 EWCBID 10/2019
Construction of defected structure (Structural Defects) at Tembisa Campus 2019-04-03 11:00 EWCBID 09/2019
Consulting Engineering professional service for a new classroom at Kathorus Campus 2019-04-03 11:00 EWCBID 08/2019

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Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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