Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders

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R220,00 inc. VAT

Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders. This E-Book assists beginners in responding to Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s) and Requests for Proposals. It includes tips and tricks to ensure that your tender response is not disqualified due to non-compliance. Have a look at what you can expect in Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders, click here: Index Tender 101

It is available as an E-Book (Electronic copy) and will be emailed to you as soon as you have completed the transaction.

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Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders. This E-Book assists beginners in responding to Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s) and Requests for Proposals. It includes tips and tricks to ensure that your tender response is not disqualified due to non-compliance. Have a look at what you can expect in Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders, click here: Index Tender 101

It is available as an E-Book (Electronic copy) and will be emailed to you as soon as you have completed the transaction.

Having a registered company, tax clearance certificate/tax pin, as well as a B-BBEE Certificate does not mean you are ready to tender. These three documents alone will not ensure that you will be successful in your bidding efforts.  These items are only the beginning.

Remember that submitting a 100% compliant tender response will not guarantee success. The final decision to award a tender belongs to the Tender Evaluation and Adjudication Committees and there may be other considerations when awarding tenders.

The advice in this E-Book is based on extensive experience in the completion and submission of tenders and aims to give an introduction and overview of the tender process in South Africa.

We get a lot of questions and requests on “How to start a tendering business”.  First off, to have a registered company and to have a business, is not the same thing.

Put simply, registering a company is a paper exercise where you list the name and detail of a legal entity you wish to do business under and that is it. Unfortunately, there are other requirements that you must comply with in order to be ready to tender. There is this misconception that if you have registered a company, you are ready to tender.  This could not be further from the truth.  You cannot say that you have registered this company and now you are ready to tender. It just does not work that way.

To tender, you must have a business and not just register a company!  To have a business means that your company are operating, trading, and generating income already. It means you are already doing business.

Even if it is a start-up business, you must have the intention to do business, irrespective of winning a tender or not. There is a misconception that there is such a thing as a “tendering business” and that it is possible to win a tender even if your company haven’t started doing business yet. Few tenders are awarded to a start-up business and you will not get far if you do not already have an operating business.  Yes, tenders are awarded to start-ups, but the bulk of tenders are awarded to running concerns – businesses with a track record.

Do not think that once you have registered a company, got a Tax Clearance Certificate as well as a B-BBEE Certificate you are ready to tender, thinking that these three documents will ensure that you will be successful in your bidding efforts.  The truth of the matter is that unfortunately you would be lucky if your tender response makes it through the first round of evaluation.

To tender is not a business but if you have a business and you respond to tenders it can be extremely rewarding.

Remember: To have a registered company and to have a business, is not the same thing.

2 reviews for Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders

  1. Irene Mnagdi

    101: beginners guide to tenders send me the banking details of how to pay the R200

    • Estelle van Rooyen

      You can make the payment via EFT to our account:
      How to Tender
      FNB Branch Code:25 06 55
      Cheque Account number: 627 735 305 16
      Please email us the proof of payment. Once it is received, we will send you the E-Book.

  2. Andrew Vuyani Blaauw

    I will like to get the 101 beginners guide book

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