Tenders and VAT

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

One question that gets raised during each HowtoTender Workshop is must my business (or I) be registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) in order for me to respond to a tender? Or, must I register my business for VAT?

The answer according to the VAT Act, 1991 (Act No. 89 of 1991) is simple:


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and management of traffic offences system with the provision of back up office and lease of camera law enforcement equipment for 36 months. 2019-07-08 12:00 LTLM2019/20 C0MMSER01
Appointment of a service provider for the supply, delivery and offloading of a full build suction truck. 2019-07-08 12:00 LTLM2019/20 C0MMSER02
Appointment of a contractor for retrofitting 203 (160W) high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights & 297 (400W) HPS mast luminaires with 70W (Streetlights) and 279W (High Mast Luminaries) Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. 2019-07-08 12:00 LTLM2019/20 TECH01
Appointment of Contractor for Construction of Maboloka Sports Facilities 2019-07-09 10:00 SCM07/CONST/06/2019
Acquisition for Maintenance of Electrical and Sewer Infrastructure for a period of 3 (Three) Years 2019-07-18 10:00 RFT15/05/2018/19
Appointment of Service Provider for Procurement of Split Electrical (Energy) Meters 2019-07-18 10:00 RFT14/05/2018/19
Panel of Auctioneers - Re-Advert 2019-07-11 10:30 LIM74/1/49
Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment For A Period Of Three Years - Re-Advert 2019-07-12 10:30 LIM74/1/46
Panel of Grant Funders - Re-Advert 2019-07-12 11:30 LIM74/1/48
Provision of Cellphones - Re-Advert 2019-07-12 09:30 LIM74/1/47
Panel of Legal Services - Re-Advert 2019-07-11 11:30 LIM74/1/55
Cash – in - Transit - Re-Advert 2019-07-11 09:30 LIM74/1/54
Request for information to provide Comprehensive Primary Health and Wellness Services for Military Veterans. 2019-07-05 12:00 RFI/DMV/02/2019
Request for information to provide Medical Aid Cover for Military Veterans in the Department of Military Veterans 2019-07-05 12:00 RFI/DMV/01/2019
Appointment of a service provider for condom sampling services. 2019-07-08 11:00 RFP/19/38
Appointment of a reputable Electrical Contractor for the assessment, repair and issuing of the electrical Certificate of Compliance (COC) (SANS 10142). 2019-07-08 11:00 RFP/19/120
Supply and delivering of personal protective equipment (3 Year Period) 2019-07-08 12:00 TD02/06/19
Recruitment of a Junior Statistician Consultant on Data Base and Analysis Management 2019-07-03 15:00 AUC/EAD/C/008
Consultancy services to support setting up an AUDA-NEPAD positive organization culture 2019-07-03 14:30 80/NPCA/OCEO/QCBS/2019
Cape Town : leasing of 25 Parking Bays for the Department of Justice : Category B & D 2019-07-05 11:00 CPTL67/ 19


2 items that determine tender pricing

Article by Werner van Rooyen


31 January 2019

Many bidders that respond to tenders struggle when it comes to calculating a price for a specific tender. One of the reasons for this is that a large number of Small Business Owners are usually new to the tender process and therefore they lack the necessary experience to price their bids correctly.

Without getting into the fundamentals of accounting there are two basic items that determine your... Read More

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