7 Disadvantages of Competitive Bidding

The bidding process can be very tedious sometimes. Here are some of the disadvantages of the bidding process.

1.    Leading suppliers may not tender

Recently it has become clear to us that there is this misconception that if you have a registered business you are ready to tender. This couldn't be further from the truth. People think that if they have a registered company, a tax clearance certificate and a B-BBEE certificate or affidavit they are bound to be successful in responding to tenders. Unfortunately there are other requirements that you have to comply with in order to be ready to tender.

Ease of doing business in South Africa

By Werner van Rooyen


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Sometimes it feels that it is really impossible to start a business in South Africa. It also feels that it is very difficult to do business in South Africa. But how difficult is it really?

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen


On our Howtotender.co.za website we have a contact us page. The idea with this page is to answer questions from entrepreneurs regarding our website should there be something on the website that is unclear or just normal run of the mill questions regarding our products and services. The problem is that we get a lot of weird questions and requests through this page.

Expanding your business

By Werner van Rooyen


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So you have started your business and you have survived the crucial first two years. Everything is going well in your business, you can finally afford to take a holiday and you do not have to work day and night to make ends mead.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Bid for the supply and delivery of intermediate life support medical bag and advanced life support medical bag under the control of the EMS Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three year period 2019-07-19 11:00 WCGHCC060/ 2019
Appointment of a research consultancy to conduct a skills survey for the Safety & Security Sector 2019-07-12 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819132
Appointment of Service provider for the provision of Travel Management Services for the period of five(5) years 2019-07-23 11:00 RTIA 01/ 2019/ 20
Appointment of Service providers to be registered on the Panel of Expert for the following services: see below for Description 2019-07-23 11:00 RTIA 02/ 2019/ 20
Supply, implement, maintain and support a nursing college administration system (NCAS) for the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), Department of Defence (DOD) for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2019-07-11 11:00 RFB 1953/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider to provide hygiene services to the National Lotteries Commission for the period of three (3) years. 2019-07-19 11:00 NLC/ 2019- 11
Appointment of a specialist contractor to supply, install and commission heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment at the Pietermaritzburg Data Centre for a period of one (1) year, including twenty-four (24) months warranty and five (5) year service plan. 2019-07-12 11:00 RFB 1959/ 2019
Procurement of a licensed financial services provider for short term insurance needs; inclusive of all aspects and for professional indemnity, assets all risk, assets all risk SASRIA, motor and SASRIA, marine cargo and SASRIA, public liability, business interruption, directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, fidelity guarantee and property damage. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0040
Research Study for Impact of the National Social Security Fund on Savings and Investment Markets 2019-07-16 11:00 2019/ 02
Provision of Office Accommodation: Soshanguve Local Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered) 2019-07-23 11:00 10/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider Who is MICT SETA Accredited to Deliver and Facilitate an Accredited Skills Programe In Film and Television Production Programme for 20 KwaZulu-Natal Filmmakers, Which Will Capacitate them with the Relevant Film and Tv Skills for the period of 4 months 2019-07-19 11:00 KZNFC- T04/ 19/ 20
Appointment of service provider for conducting Job Profiling and Job Evaluation, Job Grading and Salary Benchmarking 2019-07-18 11:00 HR/ 2019/ 01
Provision of risk management services 2019-06-25 11:00 EWSETA/RFQ/20/2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Airborne Lidar Survey and Aerial Photography for the Development of Flood Management System for the Sabie, Middle Crocodile and the Lower Komati Catchments in The Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area. 2019-07-18 11:00 IUCMA/ 006/ LiDAR/ 2019
Appointment of a panel of legal service providers to render legal services as and when the need arises to Inkomati- Usuthu Catchment Management Agency for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2019-07-18 11:00 IUCMA/ 005/ LEGALPANEL/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Enumeraration Data Management and Technical Support For The Implementation of The Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (Uisp) for a Period of 24 Months 2019-07-15 11:00 HDA/ JHB/ 2019/ 008
Appointment of a Service Provider Dolomitic Stability Study for Blyvooruitzicht Mining Town: Merafong Local Municipality in Gauteng Province 2019-07-15 11:00 HDA/ JHB/ 2019/ 009
Provision of Video Services 2019-07-17 11:00 GMA/ 005/ 19
Procurement of a small high precision manual milling machine including delivery, installation, commissioning. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0032
Provision of Psychometric & Competency Assessments 2019-07-17 11:00 GMA/ 004/ 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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