Issue Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014

Tenders Fact and Statistics

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

21 April 2014

It is interesting to know that on average there are between 200 to 250 tenders advertised every week in the Government Tender Bulletin. If you accept that most tenders are valid for approximately one month, then it is save to say that there are at least 800 to 1000+ Government tenders available each month. This is only the tenders that are submitted by Organs of State to the Government Tender Bulletin. There are definitely tenders that do not get published by the Government Tender Bulletin, especially Municipal Tenders.

Government Bids for the procurement of supplies, services and disposals are categorised as follows:

SUPPLIES SERVICES DISPOSALS
Accommodation, leasing of Building Clothing and textiles
Audio visual equipment Civil Furniture
Building material Electrical General
Chemicals: Agricultural/Forestry/ Functional (including cleaning-, and security services) Scrap metal
Laboratory/Water Care General Vehicles
Clothing/Textiles Maintenance of electrical, mechanical  
Computer equipment equipment and plumbing  
Computer software Mechanical  
Electrical equipment Professional  
Electronic equipment Repair and maintenance of vehicles  
Furniture Transport  
General    
Medical    
Office equipment: Labour-saving devices    
Perishable provisions    
Stationary/printing    
Steel    
Timber    
Vehicle (all types)    
Workshop equipment    

Did you know that there are 226 Local municipalities in South Africa? If there are only 5 tenders per month per municipality then this amounts to 1130 tenders per month. Add that to the 1000+ in the Government Tender Bulletin and you are already exceeding 2000+ tenders per month! Unfortunately the Government does not keep track of how many tenders there are at any specific time but it is absolutely more than 2000+ tenders per month. Underneath is a tale with each Province`s Municipality count:

Municipalities Metro poles Districts Locals
Eastern Cape 2 6 37
Free State 1 4 19
Gauteng 3 2 7
KwaZulu-Natal 1 10 50
Limpopo 0 5 25
Mpumalanga 0 3 18
North West 0 4 19
Northern Cape 0 5 27
Western Cape 1 5 24
Total 8 44 226

If you want to do business with Local Municipalities the KwaZulu-Natal is the place to go. It has by far the most Municipalities. But then again, although Gauteng has the least Local Municipalities, these Municipalities will have more procuring power than most of those in KwaZulu-Natal.

There are numerous websites, such as sa-tenders.co.za, which keep record of all available tenders in South Africa. Some of these websites even boast that it receives over 600 new tenders on a daily basis. This includes Government as well as private sector tenders. If you can believe these figures it means that there are over 18000 tenders available in South Africa at any given time. This figure may sound excessive but it is plausible seeing how many companies are bidding these days.

The competition out there for winning tenders are fierce between bidders but winning a tender can be the difference between surviving and closure for a business. But looking at these statistics it is clear that there are enough tenders going around for most of the good businesses in South Africa.

To ensure you stay ahead of your competition visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out more about our Tender Workshops or purchase the new revived second edition of our Tender Manual: A practical guide on how to tender.

Until the next time - happy tendering.

Don`t delay, get educated today!

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of Service Providers for Emergency Accomodation as and when needed until 30 June 2019. 2018-07-25 11:00 6/19
GIZ SAGEN wishes to appoint a consultant to develop an automated Statistical Measurement and Verification Tool (MVT), to 'electronify' the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) Technical Guide (TG) 50-02 document and with specific reference to the South African National Standard for Measurement and Verification, i.e. SANS 50010:2018, (Edition 2). 2018-07-20 12:00 #83294869
Supply Front hub seal 2018-07-19 14:00 WE11900212
Supply Alternator belt 2018-07-19 14:00 WE11900211
Supply 3 each x beta bait stations boxes 2018-07-19 14:00 GC11900021
Supply Durable sentinel mat with city logo 2018-07-23 12:00 GL11900027
Tenders are invited for the Hiring of 1.8 Ton Diesel Forklift Truck for a period of one month. 2018-07-24 11:00 CSQ07181343
Tenders are invited for the Hiring of 1.8 Ton Diesel Forklift Truck for a period of one month. 2018-07-24 11:00 CSQ07181343
Bookbinding of agendas. 2018-07-19 12:00 SD119O0035
Supply A5 leather folders 2018-07-23 12:00 GL11900032
Provision of Internet Services 2018-08-17 15:00 ADB/RFP/RDGS/2018/0090
Appointment of an Experienced Service Provider to Conduct Locality Analysis for the Tshwane Clothing and Textile Hub Project 2018-07-31 11:00 TEDA/PPM 01/07/18
Shuttle service (hire of 14 seater) 2018-07-24 09:00 WJ11900030
Supply and delivery of voice recorder. 2018-07-20 11:00 GK11900023
Request for proposals from service providers to deliver international executives development programme (NQF level 8) aimed at senior managers and executives in the transport sector (all transport sub-sectors) 2018-08-03 11:00 TETA18/CS/0003/IEDP
Appointment of a service provider to lease commercial office accommodation to SASSETA for a period until 31st March 2020 with an option to re-new 2018-08-13 11:00 RFP/SASSETA/1718006/01
Supply Clear carpet protectors Subcouncil 18, Lotus River. 2018-07-20 12:00 GL11900031
Supply unit packaging carbon asphalt 2018-07-20 14:00 GE11900144
Supply Clean filling sand 2018-07-25 14:00 GE11900143
Macro-Economic Impact Assessment of the Contribution of the EPWP on the South African Economy. 2018-08-06 12:00 IDTDPW29NATN

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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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