Tenders and subcontracting
Tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so commonly placed that in South Africa there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders. This is especially true for South African Government tenders.
Compiling your tender response
2 Tender Misconceptions in South Africa
Acts Governing the South African Tender Environment - PPPFA
There appears to be a serious lack of knowledge regarding South African tender procedures. Here, the tender processes are ruled by various Acts, Regulation and Guidelines which are specifically designed to ensure that the tender processes are in line with the Constitution of South Africa - which dictates that the tender process should be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.
Planning, Stipulation of Preference Point System to be Utilized and the Determination of Designated Sectors
It is important to know that when you respond to a tender there are certain guidelines that Government Officials need to follow in order to evaluate your tender. According to the Implementation Guide - Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Accounting Officers and Accounting Authorities of all public entities listed in Schedules 2, 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D to the PFMA and municipal entities must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated below.
5 Reasons Why Joint Ventures Fail
Joint ventures are collaborative arrangements where two or more businesses decide to collaborate for a common purpose such as bidding for a tender.
Open and Effective Competition when Bidding
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.
5 Rules When Starting Your Own Business
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.
Imported content - 8 important things you need to know
7 security features when registering on the Central Supplier database
One of the hottest topics in the South African tender environment is the Central Supplier Database (CSD). If you want to do business with the South African Government you must be registered on the Central supplier Database.