Cancelation of Government Tenders

Many who have responded to Government tenders have been disappointed when a tender is cancelled. Many days and nights’ worth of effort is wasted when the bad news is received.

The question is – do Government entities have the right to cancel tenders?

Government entities do have the authority to cancel a tender before it has been awarded. Regulation 12 stipulates that a tender can be cancelled –

What is my chance of winning a tender?

What is my chance of winning a tender? This question gets ask many times. The problem is that there is no straight forward answer. People expect us to say “your chances are 50% or 60%” or whatever the case might be.  But the real answer is much more complex than a simple percentage.

It is imperative for all potential bidders to familiarize themselves with the tender process in South Africa. There are procedures that need to be followed by Government Entities when they issue a request for quotation or competitive bid (tender). These procedures are governed by different Acts such as the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (Act no 5 of 2000) and the Public Finance Management Act (Act 1 of 1999 as amended by Act 296 of 1999) to name but two.

Compiling your tender response

When responding to Private as well as Private Sector tenders, experience has taught that the system and steps explained below have worked the best. These are simple and easy to replicate and worth following when compiling your tender response.

1. In a normal tender response (not electronic), it is important to compile your tender documents in a neat, legible manner;

2. A well printed cover page gives the tender response a professional impression;

Tenders explained

Each day hundreds of tenders are being advertised but we often only hear about those where things have gone wrong or where the concept has been abused. It gives ‘Tenders’ a stink it doesn’t deserve. In today’s blog, we look at what exactly a tender is.

Understanding the Tender Process

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

3 March 2014

Sometimes I am surprised at how little business people in South Africa know about tenders and the tender process. Simple things like terminology and general tender information seem difficult to comprehend, not to mention the standard bidding documents and tender pricing.

Submitting your tender

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

2 June 2014

After our recent tender workshop: How to complete a tender, we realized that there are still people that struggle with submitting a completed tender document.

Underneath are tips on submitting your tender response. Ensure that you follow these guidelines when you submit your tender response.

Policies & Procedures - Tenders

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

17 June 2014

Last week I had a look at an Eskom tender. In it was a section pertaining to Policies and Procedures. It made me wonder how many SMME’s have got Policies and Procedures in place. The problem with Policies and Procedures is that it sounds much more complicated than it actually is.

Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

1 September 2014

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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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