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.
Supply of fourteen (14) Breaker: Paving Engine: Standard. 2019-03-05 11:00 S113/ 18
Invitation to tender for all Grade 3 CE contractors registered with KZN Department of Transport database, Vukuzakhe Contractors Association and CIDB to tender for The Blading on Roads P745, P484, P495, P348, P2/6, D1909, D1922, D1917, D2446, D2265, D2329, D2462, D127, L2371, L2374, L3010 and L2005 2019-03-22 11:00 ZNT 373/ C275/ 2674/ P/ 1/ 2018- 2019T
Invitation to tender for all Grade 3 CE contractors registered with KZN Department of Transport database, Vukuzakhe Contractors Association and CIDB to tender for The Patch Gravelling on Roads D2333, D2447, D2462 AND P484 2019-03-22 11:00 ZNT 373/ C275/ 2675/ P/ 1/ 2018- 2019T
Betterment and Re-Gravelling Of L1283 From Km 0.00 To Km 01.57 In Umdoni Municipality 2019-03-15 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 4/ C212/ 0003/ S/ 3/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider (SP) to supply bridge components, materials and equipment for construction of Bailey Bridges on a three (3) year term contract. 2019-03-12 11:00 H18/ 009GS
Betterment & Regravelling of Road D1106 From 0.00km To 2.20km 2019-02-28 11:00 ZNT 373T/ 3/ 4/ C214/ 0022/ S/ 3/ 2018- 19
Betterment and Gravelling Of D932 Km 5.5 To Km 11.00-Contract 1 In Umzumbe Municipality 2019-03-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 4/ C213/ 0009/ S/ 3/ 2018- 19
Christianah Prison: Group 4 Prison: Repairs and maintenance of building related services electrical & mechanical installation and civil infrastructure & maintenance of four houses. Professional service type: electrical engineering (consultants). 2019-03-20 11:00 MMB 2019/ 031 PSB
Betterment and Gravelling of D932 Km 11.00 to Km 16.00-Contract 2 In Umzumbe Municipality 2019-03-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 4/ C213/ 0011/ S/ 3/ 2018- 19
Installation of Pipes and Headwalls on P254/1, P3, D923, D946, D949, D931 & D933 In Umzumbe Municipality 2019-03-20 11:00 ZNT 373T/ 3/ 4/ C213/ 0079/ S/ 3/ 2018- 19
Rooigrond Prison Farm: Construction of new septic tank (professional service type: civil engineering). CIDB grading: 4 CE or higher 2019-03-20 11:00 MMB 2019/ 030 EC
Regravelling of D738 from 0- 6 km in the IXopo Area Office - Grade 3 CE 2019-03-18 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 434/ 4871/ 2018
BMS maintanance and support services of the building management system (BMS). 2019-03-08 11:00 RFB 012 2018 2019
Regravelling of L 2881 from km 0 to km 2 in The Ixopo Area office -Grade 3CE 2019-03-18 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 434/ 4859/ 2018
Employee health wellness services 2019-03-08 11:00 RFB 011 2018 2019
Paper; ultra white; multi purpose; for use on all office equipment; 80 GSM; 297mm lg x 210 mm w; A4; 500 sheets per ream. 2019-03-12 11:00 SPSC- B- 068- 2018
Supply and delivery of Pota Squid.....1000kg/1Ton 2019-02-22 11:00 RFQ000315
Appointment of a service provider to supply and deliver a Hyperspectral scanner to the Council for Geoscience. 2019-03-19 11:00 CGS- 2018- 047K
The Regravelling of D1051 ( 0- 3km ) In IXopo Area Office - Grade 3CE 2019-03-18 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 434/ 4862/ 2018
Regravelling of D1101 from ( 0 - 6.8 km ) in the IXopo Area Office - Grade 3CE 2019-03-18 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 434/ 4863/ 2018

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10 things to remember when you tender

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

There are many things that you as a small business owner must remember when you respond to a tender and sometimes responding to a tender can be overwhelming. Experience has taught me that there are some important things to remember when responding to a Tender and there are some less important things to remember when responding to a Tender.

Here are ten of the important things to remember when responding to a Tender. Please remember that all ten of these items mention here are equal... Read More

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