A tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. When government ‘puts out a tender’, this means government asks the public for price offers to do work or supply goods. Once the government accepts a tender, it is binding to both the government and the person or company who won the tender. Therefore, the person or company has to provide the goods or services in the manner agreed to and at the price offered; and the government must pay the agreed price at the agreed time. Tenders can also be offered by private companies and not limited to government.
Some tenders require you to pay an upfront fee even if you don’t win the tender and these fees are non refundable. There are many aspects to getting a tender . You would first need to understand the tender process and may even be required to attend a compulsory meeting , this depends on the tender. Some tenders don’t require meetings and some do.
If you are considering applying for a tender there is quite alot of compliance you need to meet. But don’t worry we at Fast Connect will assist you every step of the way, please visit https://fastconnect.co.za/tender-package
These are the general forms require to place a bid for a tender :
- You will require the tender application form
- Tax clearance (Request for a Tender tax clearance )
- Declaration of Interest , this from is ensure you dont have any relations in government that will influence the tender process
How To deliver your Tender documents :
This depends on the tender and the process set up by the department. Some tender require you to deliver the documents personally or via a courier . Some tenders require to load all the documents on a CD and deliver the CD only other tenders may require to send the documents electronically. This really depends on the tender it self.
We suggest you follow up on the tender . A quick email or telephone to the person in charge of the tender to confirm the status of the tender.
Always be prepared as you may be required to attend a meeting to present your services.
Prepare yourself as best as you can.
We wish you best of the luck with the tender process