Tender Experience - Do I need it?

3 May 2016

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?”

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Tenders and subcontracting

25 Apr 2016

Did you know tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so common in South Africa that there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders especially Government tenders.

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Compiling your tender response

19 Apr 2016

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.

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New Tax Clearance Measures

11 Apr 2016

It is well known fact that if you want to respond to tenders in South Africa, either for Public or Private Sector tenders, you have to submit an original - and valid - Tax Clearance Certificate together with your tender response.

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Central Supplier Database Registration - From 1 April 2016 Onwards

6 Apr 2016

The transitional period for registering on the Central Supplier Database expired on 1 April 2016. During the transitional period private business owners had to ensure that they were registered on the CSD should you want to do business with a Government entity. On the other side of the coin, all accounting officers and authorities of Government had to managed their own supplier database and ensure that they were accurate and valid in order to be migrated to the Central Supplier Database.

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Tender misconceptions in South Africa

15 Mar 2016

There are many wonderful stories of companies that won tenders in the Public as well as the Private Sector plus some horrible ones of how things can go wrong.  However, two of the most common misconceptions regarding tenders and the tender process in South Africa are:  

1. All tenders are awarded fraudulently:

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Acts governing the South African tender environment - PPPFA

8 Mar 2016

There appears to be a serious lack of knowledge regarding South African tender procedures. Here, the tender processes are ruled by various Acts, Regulation and Guidelines which are specifically designed to ensure that the tender processes are in line with the Constitution of South Africa - which dictates that the tender process should be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

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Rules and Guidelines for Government Accounting Authorities

1 Mar 2016

It is important to know that when you respond to a tender there are certain guidelines that Government Officials need to follow in order to evaluate your tender. According to the Implementation Guide*, Accounting Officers and Accounting Authorities of all public entities** and municipal entities must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated below.

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5 reasons why Joint Ventures fail

15 Feb 2016

Joint ventures are collaborative arrangements where two or more businesses decide to collaborate for a common purpose such as bidding for a tender.

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Open and effective competition when bidding

8 Feb 2016

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider to perform fisheries stock assessment 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 154/ 18
Appointment of an accredited service provider to train officials of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on skills development programmes during 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ 17/ 17
Gardening Tools 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000224
Provide internet, email and disaster recovery services for 2018-2021 2018-03-16 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0041
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800441
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800696
Supply, delivery and installation of security fencing at the main office building in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q26/2017/2018
Renovation of the council chambers in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q33/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-03-02 15:00 GJ11800698
Upgrading of Main Office Building: Painting of Roof at Head Office in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q34/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800701
Supply and fitting of floor tiles at Thusong Centre & Main Boardroom 2018-03-01 12:00 KZN294/TILES/2018
Cleaning Services At Atlantis Thousong Centre. 2018-03-05 12:00 SC11800103
Printing Solution Equipment: Multi-Function Copier Rental Maintanance and Consumables 2018-02-27 12:00 ANDM/CPS/43/14/12/17
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800521
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800522
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800522
Supply pre-packed stationery kits 2018-03-01 12:00 GG11800722
Invitation to bid: Internet upgrade for Maphumulo Municipality 2018-03-09 12:00 KZN294/C0086-4CORP/2017/18
Contractor Roleleathunya: Phase 1 Construction of 1,7KM paved access roads with related storm water. 2018-03-09 14:00 SCM/MOH/05/2018

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