Once you have identified a tender that you would like to try and win, obtain the tender documents (these are usually downloadable from the relevant website) as quickly as possible and ascertain if \and when there is a compulsory briefing meeting. Some tenders have a compulsory briefing meeting, if you miss this meeting you can be disqualified from competing for the tender.

3 Basic Tips to Remember When Responding to a Tender

When responding to tenders, whether it is Public or Private Sector, it is vital that your business makes a good impression by following these tips:

Do Your Research

8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response

It is clear that people still struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.  So below are eight rules that should always be followed:

All tender invitations have their own submission instructions. It is of the utmost importance that you familiarize yourself with full content of the tender. These instructions can usually be found at the beginning of the tender invitation document and include instructions such as:

Tender Experience - Do I need it?

A regular question asked is “I am interested in registering a CC, specifically to apply for government tenders. I don't have any experience in business let alone in tendering, so I want to find out if one can be awarded a tender if he/she does not have specific experience?”

Firstly, unfortunately you cannot register a CC (Closed Corporation) in South Africa anymore - you will have to register some other juristic person such as a private company.

The tender processes in South Africa are governed by:

Tips on formats for successful tender presentation

Tender responses have to be as informative as possible without affecting the legibility. In today’s blog, we discuss a format of what we consider to be a winning strategy. Adhering to this strategy will ensure that you will include all the necessary details required.

This winning strategy follows the ‘who, cost, how and what if’ approach. It will help you include every detail and will certainly contribute to making your tender to surface as the best amongst all responses.

Who

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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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