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

www.how2tender.com

16 May 2014

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

www.howtotender.co.za

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

www.how2tender.com

9 June 2014

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Procurement of Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP) - Electronic Documents and Records Management System. This agreement will be applicable from date of appointment until 31 March 2020. 2019-03-25 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819135
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R521 from Molemole municipal border through Vivo to Louis Trichardt municipal border, R523 from Blouberg municipal border to Masekwaspoort, N1 from Louis Trichardt to Beit Bridge Border Post. 2019-03-29 14:00 NRA X.002- 102- 2019/ 1F & N.001- 129
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R521 from Polokwane to Molemole municipal border and R567 from Mogalakwena municipal border to Seshego 2019-03-29 14:00 NRA X.002- 101- 2019/ 1F
Appointment of a Service Provider for Conducting an Independent Review on the Implementation of the Western Cape Infrastructure Delivery Management System and (WC IDMS) and the Standard Procurement of Infrastructure and Delivery Management (SIPDM) in the Departments of Education and Health (As Client Departments),The Department of Transport and Public Works (as Implementer) and Provincial Treasury (as an Enforcer and Strategic Partner) for a period of six (6) months 2019-04-15 11:00 WCPT 05/ 2018/ 19
Appointment of a Service Provider for Provision of the Research Services and the Production of Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (Mero) for 2019-2020 With an option to extend for a further period of 1 year 2019-04-04 11:00 WCPT 04/ 2018/ 19
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) is soliciting proposals from Service provider/s that will offer the following communications on media buying 2019-04-12 14:00 NRA 68159/ 1007/ 2019/ 06
Renewal of licenses for SIEM and Rapid 7 including professional services to the Government Pensions Administration Agency for a period of twentyfour (24) months 2019-04-05 11:00 RFB 1914/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider for the renewal of Infomet GBM licenses for the government pension administration agency (GPAA) 2019-04-05 11:00 RFB 1915/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Health Risk Management Services to the South African Police Service for a Period of Five(05) Years: Division: Personnel Management 2019-04-16 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 135 TP (18):
Invitation to tender for the appointment of a Short Term Insurance Broker for a period of three (3) years 2019-04-05 12:00 RFP/ T 15- 2018/ 19
Supply, delivery, installation and configuration of firewall, switches and maintenance thereof until 31 March 2020 with an option to renew for a further 24 Months 2019-04-08 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819129/ 2
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct a JTG Agri Hub Precent Plan for the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Unit for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Northern Cape 2019-04-05 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0005 (2018/ 2019)
Appointment of a service Provider To develop a Land Use Management System (LUMS) For Kheislocal Municipality for period of ten months 2019-04-05 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1 NC RDLR- 0006(2018/ 2029)
Developer Workstations 2019-04-05 13:00 10393809
Symantec - SEP, Ghost, Protection Engine 2019-04-05 12:00 10401238
Conversion of seven (7) ton chassis cab trucks into mobile community service centres (CSC’s): Nationally to the South African Police Service for a period of two (2) years 2019-04-15 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 131TV(18)
Supply and delivery of identification jackets to the SAPS for a period of two (2) years 2019-04-05 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 102TD(18)
Catering Services for Kwazulu-Natal Election Results Centre (ROC) 2019-04-05 11:00 IEC/ KZN- 06/ 2019
Catering Services for National Election Results Centre (ROC) 2019-04-05 11:00 IEC/ SS- 01/ 2019
Catering Services for Mpumalanga Election Results Centre (ROC) 2019-04-05 11:00 IEC/ MP- 01/ 2019

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Extension of validity period

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Those of you who are familiar with responding to tenders will know that it is common practice for procuring entities to extend the bid price validity period. We received the undermentioned queries regarding the extension of the validity period of the bid price.

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