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


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?

Expanding your business

By Werner van Rooyen


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.

To tender is not a business

By W van Rooyen


8 December 2014

On our How2tender.com 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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for a PCR Plate Heat Sealer for the Nicd Sandringham 2018-11-16 11:00 1407835/18-19
Intra-uterine device training. 2018-11-20 09:00 SM11900191
Provision of wound care training. 2018-11-20 09:00 SM11900192
Alteration to Renovations Jane Furse Nhls Laboratory in Limpopo 2018-11-22 11:00 RFQ NO: 1663453
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Minus 20 Laboratory Freezer for the NICD CVI Lab 2018-11-15 11:00 1698306/18-19
Manufacture Airvent - Oakdale 2018-11-23 14:00 SG11900018
Renovations to Cleaners and Gardeners Building at Sandringham 2018-11-23 11:00 RFQ 1505927
Supply & install panel with wireless Ethernet radio at Blackheath Lower Reservoir. 2018-11-26 12:00 SK11900166
Tiling to STI Department at NICD Sandringham 2018-11-23 11:00 1460556/18-19
Request For Laptops 2018-11-15 11:00 1493110/18-19
Hiring of audio-visual equipment for communication session on 16 November 2018 at Goodwood Civic Centre. 2018-11-15 09:00 SS1190148A
1 x -80°C Upright Freezer as per specs 2018-11-16 11:00 1219282
Catering: 17 Nov 18 - Community Leaders Conversation 2018-11-15 09:00 SS11900158
All In One PC 2018-11-16 11:00 RFQ 632218
Digital Thermocouple and Calibrator 2018-11-16 11:00 RFQ 653510
Consultancy services to construct and update the Pan African Investment Promotion Network website 2018-12-07 15:00 AUC/DREA/C/380
Dry Ice Maker 2018-11-16 11:00 RFQ 653516
Provide Office plants services for 3 years. 2018-12-10 14:00 ATNS/FAPE/RFP002/FY18.19/OfficePlant.09.11.18
Event Management Services. 2018-12-11 16:00 RFP 40792
Laboratory Glassware Washer 2018-11-16 11:00 RFQ 653519


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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