Issue Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Basic Tips for Successful Tendering

1. Obtain the actual tender document as quickly as possible

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.

2. Read the terms and conditions of the tender carefully

Read the entire tender document carefully. If there is a compulsory meeting, make sure you attend the meeting and sign the meeting register, and make sure that you have read the Terms of Reference for the tender before attending the meeting. This is your opportunity to raise any issues with the relevant people.

If the meeting is not compulsory, we suggest you attend the meeting nevertheless, as you will gain insight into what is expected of the successful bidder and you can then make an informed decision as to whether to apply for the tender and what to highlight in your application in order to increase your chances of success.

Identify the process of responding; be it by hard copy to be delivered at a tender box or an electronic submission. Most tenders require a hard copy to be physically delivered to a tender box before a specified closing date and time.

Read the tender document from beginning to end, then, complete the tender documents carefully and attach all required supporting documents.

If your tender documents are not filled in properly, of if any of the accompanying documents such as your BEE certificate or Tax Clearance Certificate are not supplied, you will be disqualified from the adjudication process.

3. Submit before closing date

Failure to submit a tender on time is grounds for disqualification. Tender officials will not even open your tender if it is not received on time. Make sure you allow sufficient time for your tender to be delivered to the relevant tender box; this may be in a different city to where you live. If you intend to use a courier service to deliver your tender allow a minimum of 48 hours for them to deliver.

4. Price Competitively - Demonstrate you competency

Generally speaking, price is the number one consideration in the awarding of tenders. There are of course other factors that need to be focused on to increase the chances of success these are; demonstrating innovativeness, capacity to deliver by submitting a picture gallery of your previous work, or testimonials of satisfied customers.

Make sure that you show proof of your ability to deliver on the work you have tendered for.

5. Confirm that your tender documents have been received

There have been numerous instances where tender boxes have been tampered with. Our recommendation is to call and ensure that the person, for whom the tender was intended, has in fact received it, then follow your call up with a confirmatory email.

6. Keep a copy of your submitted tender document with all its attachments

This is necessary for your own records and knowledge base for future tenders. It is also a vital back-up should the documents you submitted go missing.

 
Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and delivery of beef forequarter to Ncome Management area 2019-02-18 11:00 KZN 10/ 2018
Supply and delivery of Poultry and beef forequarter to Pietermaritzburg Management area 2019-02-18 11:00 KZN 12/ 2018
Supply and delivery of pork, chicken, beef forequater to Port Shepstone Correctional Centre 2019-02-18 11:00 KZN 14/ 2018
Supply, delivery, demonstration and commissioning of various manikins for use in hospitals, clinics and all Western Cape College of Nursing campuses in the Western Cape Health Department for a three year period. 2019-02-15 11:00 WCGHCC046/ 2018
The supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and maintenance of medical linear accelerators for Charlotte Maxeke and Steve Biko Academic Hospital for a period of two years. 2019-02-15 11:00 GT/ GDH/ 001/ 2019
Supply and delivery of medical equipment for King Edward VIII hHospital S-Block: Once off. Which includes: see description for details 2019-02-11 11:00 ZNB 9648/ 2018- H
Supply, delivery, end user training, demonstration, commission and installation of a dor theatre integration solution to manage and control various video and audio signal inputs and outputs between theatre and a conferencing facility for King Edward VIII Hospital: once off 2019-02-11 11:00 ZNB 9650/ 2018- H
X- Ray Baggage Scanner 2019-01-25 11:00 CRL007/ 2018
Procurement of Two (2) 300KVA Standby Generators with Service and Maintenance Plan for a Period of Three (3) Years in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Clarens, Free State 2019-02-08 11:00 GNP- 055- 18
The SAAO is looking to procure a dual spindle workstation for its mechanical workshop based in Observatory Cape Town. 2019-02-08 11:00 NRF/ SAAO/ 2018/ 020
The SAAO is looking to appoint a service provider for the design, engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning, training of staff and maintenance for the first 2 years for the installation of a 40 kWp PV plant (subject to technology proposed), on site at the SAAO Site, Sutherland. 2019-02-08 11:00 NRF/ SAAO/ 2018/ 004
Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of one 200kva diesel generator at the Hartrao Site in Krugersdorp 2019-02-12 11:00 NRF/ SARAO HART 03/ 2018- 19
Supply, delivery, installation and training of Multi-mode Reader 2019-02-19 11:00 ARC/ 27/ 12/ 18
SANSA invites bidders to tender for supply and delivery of (x2) RF fiber converters chassis for 70MHz & (x2) chassis for 9GHz 2019-02-19 11:00 SO/ 042/ 01/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider to supply a digital zoom microscope to the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). 2019-02-15 11:00 SANBI G319/ 2019
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites independent medical Doctors to submit an expression of interest to be included on SASSA’s database of suppliers to conduct quality assurance and be accredited for a period of 24 months. 2019-02-15 11:00 SASSA: 21/ 18/ GA/ EC
Delivery of one dining/kitchen unit and eight(8) sleeper units of new park-homes at the Hartrao Site in Krugersdorp over a one year contract 2019-02-14 11:00 NRF/ SARAO HART 02/ 2018- 19
Procurement of a service provider for the South African Platinum Group Metals Industry Roadmap (SAPGMIR) 2019-02-15 12:00 MTK 18/ 2018
Supply and delivery of Amenities [As and when required] to various EKZNW resorts for a period of 3 years. 2019-02-15 11:00 EKZNW 03/ 2019
Supply and delivery of Cutlery [As and when required] to various EKZNW resorts for a period of 3 years. 2019-02-15 11:00 EKZNW 02/ 2019

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10 Features of a good Joint Venture Agreement

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

A Joint Ventures is a good business idea to compete for tenders if one does not have all the necessary expertise that are required from a specific tender. The thing to remember though is that you must have a solid Joint Venture Agreement in place for your Joint Venture. A good, rock solid Joint Venture Agreement will protect the participants to the Joint Venture.

 Here are 10 features that any good Joint Venture Agreement... Read More

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