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.
Disposal and cleaning of Bergzicht Formal Trading 2018-11-21 11:00 FQ/SM: 24/19
Knysna Municipality: Appointment of a Health and Safety Agent for electrification of various areas in the Greater Knysna from Nov 2018 to June 2019 2018-11-15 12:00 201/2018/19
Supply and delivery of concrete bollards 2018-11-21 11:00 FQ/SM: 54/19
Provision of Horticulture and Street Sweeping Services in the Port of Durban including the MSOE for a period of Thirty Six (36) Months. 2019-01-22 10:00 TNPA 719/CIDB
Appointing of Experienced Service Provider to Read Meters Remotely, Via Automated Meter Reading (AMR) System and Manage Metering Services for Large Power Users and Small Scale Embedded Generation Consumers. 2018-12-14 12:00 B/SM 28/19
Supply: Clothing 2018-11-19 10:00 GA11900433
Appointment of Service Providers for Various Training Programmes for a period until June 2021 2018-12-12 12:00 B/SM 24/19
Supply: Protective clothing 2018-11-19 10:00 GA11900434
Rehabilitation and Construction of Stormwater Outlet Structure in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch 2018-12-12 11:00 B/SM 06/19
Supply: 8 activity unit x supply 316 stainless steel 1/4" ball valve 2018-11-16 15:00 GB11900321
Cutting of Trees in Various areas in Knysna 2018-11-20 12:00 204/2018/19
Supply: Caps 2018-11-19 10:00 GA11900436
Consulting Engineering Services for Contract Administration for the Construction of 15 (Fifteen) Speedhumps. 2018-11-15 11:00 301018
Taxidermy - stuffing and mounting of two mallard duck carcasses. 2018-11-20 09:00 SP11900139
Develop, print and delivery of a Knysna Municipality, Waste Management Kids Activity Pack 2018-11-15 12:00 205/2018/19
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Services. 2018-11-15 11:00 311018
Supply, delivery and installation of new traffic controllers 2018-11-16 11:00 282711
For the supply and delivery of steel lattice and monopoles structures for the Outeniqua-Oudsthoorn 132kV Line. 2018-12-11 10:00 E/SNL 3702
Supply and delivery of Tables. 2018-11-15 11:00 081118
Management Team Building Session 2018-11-15 12:00 RFQ 207/2018/19


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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