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.

4 REQUIREMENTS FOR START-UPS

In the tender process it is essential that an enterprise has experience in the industry that it wants to tender in. In fact, the more experience the enterprise has, the better its chances of being awarded a tender.

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

These minimum requirements are:

Three Challenges to Starting a Business to Tender

Every day the average business owner faces different challenges in the tender process. Several challenges keep on repeating themselves over and over again especially when you are a start-up business or if you opened a company with the specific intention to respond to tenders. These challenges are:

1. Experience

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.

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.

Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

25 August 2014

South Africa was recently rated 44th when comes to the ease of doing business according to a 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.how2tender.com

5 January 2015

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply, and delivery of Traditional LED post Top Luminaire range designed for decorative residential road lighting where the architecture and surroundings are of a traditional period as per specifications up to a value of R200 000.00 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 78/18
Supply, delivery of LED retrofit units for existing Bekastar 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 77/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800433
Supply and delivery of FLF 220W LED floodlights as per specifications up to a maximum value of R200 000.00 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 79/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800434
Purchase of 21 simcards with data 2017-10-23 12:00 No reference number
Accredited suitably suitable Service Provider to service the Garden Landscaping and Maintenance and related consumables for the Kayamandi Economic and Tourism Corridor as per specifications until 30 June 2018 2017-10-25 11:00 FQ/SM 73/18
Accredited suitably suitable Service Provider with a CIDB grading of 1GB or higher for the renovations to the existing Municipal building in the Parking area 2017-10-25 11:00 FQ/SM 85/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-20 15:00 GJ11800435
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-20 15:00 GJ11800436
Supply & delivery of: MV Joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800437
Supply, delivery and off- loading of various locks 2017-10-23 11:00 FQ/SM88/18
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800438
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800439
Supply and delivery of precast concrete products for 1 year 2017-11-03 14:00 SCM 05/2018
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800440
Supply material, erecting and replacing of missing and damaged vibrecrete poles and slabs at George Blake Drive, Stellenbosch 2017-11-03 11:00 FQ/SM75/18
Supply & delivery of Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800441
Appointment of Structural Engineer for The Steps/Orlean Lounge 161 units, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch. 2017-10-27 11:00 FQ/SM 89/18
Supply & delivery of: Lamp fitting 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800442

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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