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?

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


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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider to conduct an independent market study in South Sudan and surrounding regions for the New Horizon project 2019-04-15 12:00 SFF/ 2019/ 046
The entity is hereby inviting suitably and qualified audit firms (preferable registered in terms of the Public Accountant and Auditors Act- whose members belong to a recognised professional body) to submit their bids for the provision of Internal Audit services, for a three year period 2019-04-05 15:00 03/ 2019 INTERNAL AUDIT
Appointment of a service provider to provide comprehensive facilities management services at DPP South Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg for a period of three (3) years 2019-04-15 11:00 NPA 21- 18/ 19
Appointment of a Security Service Provider to Provide Guarding Services at Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha Village 1, Cape Town for a period of Two (02) Years With an Option to Renew 2019-04-08 11:00 35/ FIN/ 2019
Security Services for Robben Island Museum; in Cape Town at Quay 501, Jetty 1 and Nelson Mandela Gateway (NMG) Building and on Robben Island (RI) 2019-04-12 11:00 RIM EST 06- 2018 / 2019
Harrismith Magistrate Office: Rendering of Cleaning Services for Period of 24 Months 2019-04-09 11:00 BL18/ 097
Bethlehem Magistrate Office: Rendering of Cleaning Services for Period of 24 Months 2019-04-09 11:00 BL18/ 096
Provision of Security Services at Johannesburg, Mafikeng and Rustenburg Offices 2019-04-09 11:00 GPAA 03/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at Polokwane, Nelspruit and Thohoyandou Offices 2019-04-08 11:00 GPAA 05/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at Durban and Pietermaritzburg Offices 2019-04-10 11:00 GPAA 06/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at GPAA Head-Office and Trevenna Offices 2019-04-09 11:00 GPAA 04/ 2019
Justice: Somtseu: 36 Months Gardening, Cleaning and Hygiene Services 2019-04-10 11:00 DBN19/ 03/ 01
Rendering of Security Services for NDPW Old Mutual and Sanlam Buildings for a period of 24 months on month to month basis 2019-04-09 11:00 PLK19/ 02
Rehabilitation of Asbestos Mine Penge Village Limpopo Province 2019-04-16 12:00 MTK04/ 2018
Rehabilitation of Asbestos Mine Lagerdraai Limpopo Province 2019-04-16 12:00 MTK03/ 2018
Regravelling of L395 from 0+000 to km 10+421 in the Vulindlela Area office - Grade 4CE Tenderers must be registered with the CIDB in a Civil Engineering class of construction works and also registered with the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD ) 2019-04-17 11:00 ZNT 0030/ 18T
The construction of Klein Boesmans (Mathamo) River Bridge no. 3528 at km 0.251 on District Road 69 (D69) in the Ladysmith Region. 2019-04-17 11:00 ZNT2253/ 18T
Caledon : SAPS FCS UNIT : New office accommodation : 229.55m2 & 7 parking bays : Category B & D : 5 year period 2019-04-05 11:00 CPTL54 / 19
National Dept Of Public Works: Cape Town : Supply and deliver of Plumbing material and equipment (24 months term contract) 2019-04-05 11:00 CPTSC27/ 18
The rendering of a service in respect of the supply, delivery, placement and removal of seating, tables, linen and related requirements for the Department of Public Works at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium and Bryantirion Estate for the Presidential Inauguration May 2019. 2019-04-09 11:00 HP18/ 019GS


Extension of validity period

By Werner van Rooyen


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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