Steps to tender for Government business
Submit your completed tender/bid documents, along with any supporting documents as required, before the deadline. No bids/proposals will be considered if submitted after the deadline.
Tips for completing and submitting tender documents:
- Always read through the bid documents carefully.
- Complete the document in full.
- Do a proper cost analysis when calculating your bid prices.
- Enquire about the bid and obtain all the relevant information before completing the tender document.
- Make sure that you are able to meet all of the requirements within the specified time and are able to honour your offer in the event th at your bid is successful.
- Do not make any misrepresentations or false statements in your bid documentation. It is a legal document and therefore enforceable by law.
- Quality services and products will improve your track record and good standing with the Department. Poor delivery creates a negative impression not only for your business but for all small businesses in general.
- Always provide all of the information requested in the tender application.Do not forget things like your tax clearance certificate and shareholding certificates. Note: out-dated tax clearance certificates are not allowed.
- It is important that the calculations of tender prices are correct. Check and DOUBLE CHECK this!
- Often, tenderers misinterpret the scope of the work. If you are unsure of anything in the tender, please ASK!
- Always SIGN your bid document. Unsigned documents will be disqualified.
- If you have a valid B-BBEE score card, remember to claim your points. Points unclaimed are points lost!
- Make sure that you drop the tender into the right box, before the closing time. By law, no late bids will be accepted past the closing time.
- If samples are requested, sufficient amounts must be supplied to enable the item to be evaluated under the appropriate technical or clinical conditions. Ensure that any requirements related to compliance with SABS specifications are met.
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The content on this page was last updated on 26 August 2016