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.
Supply and Delivery of Computers and Accessories 2018-12-07 15:00 AUC/AHRM/MIS/G/76-2
Request for RFQ for the Legal Collection, Treatment and Disposal of Health Care Risk Waste at the NHLS Gauteng Region for a Period of 6 months. 2018-11-22 11:00 RFQ 065/18-19
Internal training interventions for Cape Winelands Officials for a three-(3) year period. 2018-12-12 11:00 T 2018/075
For a Centrifuge For Tonga Laboratory 2018-11-20 11:00 RFQ 0704980
The Provision of Banking Services and Solutions to the Airports Company South Africa for a period of 7 years. 2018-12-11 12:00 COR 5741/2018/RFP
UV / VIS Spectrophotometer 2018-11-22 11:00 RFQ:1650315
Construction of Mashemong/Mooihoek Internal Street - Phase 1 (re-advert). 2018-12-13 12:00 MIG/LP/2109/RST/16/20 (EPMLM/8/3/313)
Printing, Sorting and Posting of Municipal Statements for 24 Months. 2018-12-13 12:00 EPMLM/8/3/327
Appointment of a maximum of four (4) Media Agents to provide media buying (including print, radio, television and online media) and related services to the NRF/SAASTA for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2018-12-14 11:00 NRF/SAASTA/02/2018-2019
Request for 8 x 925kg chlorine gas and 4 x 990kg chlorine gas 2018-11-19 11:00 291129
Inspection and removal of illegal and unsafe connections for electricity distribution areas: East and South. 2018-11-23 14:00 SG11900025
Request for 100 x Solchlor HTH 25kg granules 2018-11-19 11:00 291070
Upgrade wheelchair ramp at Tygerberg Nature Reserve. 2018-11-20 09:00 SP11900141
Request for 28 x chlorine liquid 70 kg cylinders 2018-11-19 11:00 291065
Supply and fitment of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights onto City of Cape Town vehicles. 2018-11-21 14:00 WE11902672
The provision of power tools & heavy duty machinery operating training. 2018-12-10 10:00 59con1884
Consulting engineering services: Consultant to compile bid documentation for the planning and design of civil-engineering services for (+-1200) enhanced serviced sites, remained of Erf1 in North Mandela Square, Zwelethemba, Worcester (as per attached specification) 2018-11-19 11:00 191118
Term Tender Repair and Maintenance of Electrical Installations at various Corporate Municipal Buildings within Assets and Facilities Management. 2018-12-10 10:00 28Q/2018/19
Wild Fire Conference and Fire Line Training. 2018-11-19 14:00 SL11900126
Provision of a Bulky Waste Facility 2018-11-16 12:00 SCM/2019/66/COMM


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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