A Day in the Life of the Tenders SA Department

When I started here almost 14 years ago, all we did was source and add tenders, and then answer the phone. But much has changed over the years.

Have you ever had so much on your mind that you didn’t know where to start? Most days feel like that in the Tenders SA Department. Construction-related Tenders are our Main Focus. Obviously, our main priority is getting information out to our subscribers as soon as we can, but there is so much that goes with that.

Sourcing and adding tenders (from like a hundred different sources) to our website and ensuring our subscribers get them timeously.
While doing all the sourcing and adding, we also have to attend to queries via email, phone calls and Live Support.
Queries regarding Tenders already on our system, Tenders our subscribers are looking for and anything related to our system.
We check hundreds of sources daily to keep our information up to date.
Our subscribers can request all kinds of documents on our tenders. So we also spend time each day requesting Site Registers and Bidders Lists. (These are subcontracting Opportunities)
We often follow up on why Tender Documents are not available yet. (Since the Government does not feel our subscribers’ pressure).
We follow up on Award Details on the Tenders that we have published, so that we can close it off on our website, which then subsequently gives our subscribers another opportunity to subcontract.
Our subscribers also have a feature on tender notices where they can request award details so that we know which tender awards they are interested in.

We are the Leads 2 Business Head Office, and as such we also man the Switchboard, along with other Departments, to answer incoming calls.
With this as another avenue to reach potential clients, we also make the odd sale here and there (if you can believe it). Therefore time is also set aside to train our new subscribers (and the existing ones) on our website. Training/Support is ongoing and free of charge to our subscribers. We also follow up on any account related queries for our own subscribers on behalf of the Accounts Department.

It is like a fast car chasing down a dirt road. This may all seem impossible to be done by each of us in a single day, every day, but we never run out of work and always have something keeping us busy and will keep bringing you the latest Tenders.


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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Upgrading of Saulspoort Water Treatment Works Section A

Free State – DTA 905621

Contract Number:

PW004/2022 – Dihlabeng Local Municipality

Description:

Suitable offers are hereby invited for the following bids: Appointment of a service provider for Upgrading of Saulspoort water treatment works section A: Raw water abstraction point.

Category Industry
Infrastructure, Electrical & Instrument, Plant & Machinery, Mechanical Water
Region Site Inspection
Free State 25 February 2022 at 10:00
Closing Date Contract Period
22 March 2022 at 12:00 No Details

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Development of the Scottsville Bowling Club

KZN – DTA 894207

Contract Number:

SCM9-R of 21/22 – Msunduzi Municipality – Re-Advertisement *(Details Change)*

Description:

*Note: Details Changed. Please see Contract Number.* The Msunduzi Municipality hereby invites proposals for long term lease for development of Portion A of Erf 1913 Pietermaritzburg. Proposal Call for a Long Term Lease for a Period of 20-50 Years for the outright sale for the Development of the Scottsville Bowling Club Site Legally Described as Portion A of Erf 1913 Pietermaritzburg being at the Corner of New England and Saint Patricks Road, being 5802m2 in Extent, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg.

Category Industry
Consultants Institutional, Hospitality & Leisure
Region Site Inspection
Pietermaritzburg No details
Closing Date Contract Period
06 December 2021 at 12:00 No Details

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Insurance: Do you have R20 million laying around?

Would you buy a new car without taking out insurance?

Would you buy a house and not insure your asset or the contents of your home?

With that in mind, when you own your own business, you would need comprehensive insurance. You need to make sure that every aspect of your company is covered to prevent major financial loss should an incident occur.

Here are some policy sections to consider:

  • The building you are based at (owned or rented, add subsidence and landslip cover if needed)
  • The contents of the building (furniture, electronic equipment, all risks for laptops, tablets & phones. Fixtures and fittings fall under the building insurance. Be sure to look out of any exclusions or limitations like a power surge or accidental damage cover)
  • Your employees (workman’s compensation)
  • The equipment and plant used on site
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance which allows for staff to drive (it would be beneficial to look at car hire cover & excess waiver as well)
  • The work itself (construction/performance guarantee)
  • Liability insurance should an unexpected incident occur

Making sure every aspect is covered, will ensure that you are at ease and under less stress when you are working on a project. Ask your broker to do a comprehensive inspection at your premises that way leaving no stone unturned.

This will give you peace of mind allowing you to focus on your projects and deadlines and not on all that can possibly go wrong.

The majority of tenders require proof of liability upfront. This usually equates to 30 -70% of the contract value. In some cases, it is 2 – 3 times the value of the contract.

If you do not have a comprehensive commercial insurance policy, do you have at least R20 million gathering dust? In today’s economic climate, you can’t afford the risk.

It is usually easier, safer and much more sensible to have liability cover in place. Give it some thought, as this all might save your company huge amounts of time, money and stress in the future.

May you invest in your own company, to better your future and the lives of those you employ.

Not sure where to go from here? Click this option on your tender to obtain a no-obligation quote today.

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Provision of Aerial Inspection Services of the Petroleum and Gas Pipeline Servitudes

KwaZulu-Natal

Contract Number:

PYP/W1/6/21/1889 – Transnet

Description:

TTenders are invited for the: RFP for the Provision of Aerial Inspection Services of the Petroleum and Gas Pipeline Servitudes for Transnet Pipelines’ Southern Pipeline Route Inlcuding NMPP PL1 for a period of Three Years.

Category Industry
Consultants Institutional
Region Site Inspection
KwaZulu-Natal No details
Closing Date Contract Period
27 July 2021 at 10:00 3 Years

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Staff Spotlight: Antonette Claassens

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Main Outfall Sewer Pipeline Phase 2

Featured Tender: Northern Cape

Contract Number:

TN003/2021 – Dawid Kruiper Municipality

Description:

Tenders are invited for the Construction of a Section of the Main Outfall Sewer Pipeline Phase 2.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Water
Region Site Inspection
Upington 2021-02-26 02:00 PM
Closing Date Contract Period
05 March 2021 at 14:00 No details.

 


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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Articulated Road Grader

Featured Tender: Bultfontein, Free State

Contract Number:

RFP/RSW06/2020-2021 – Tswelopele Local Municipality

Description:

Tswelopele Local Municipality hereby invites suitably qualified service provider/individuals to submit proposals for supply and delivery of 1 (one) Articulated road grader.

Category Industry
Plant & Machinery Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Bultfontein, Free State No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
12 February 2021 at 12:00 No details.

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About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Warden SAPS

Featured Tender: Warden – Free State

Contract Number:

BL20/030 – Department of Public Works

Description:

National Department of Public Works Bloemfontein invites tenders for Warden SAPS: Repair and Maintenance to Electrical, Structural and Civil Elements to the Station and Detective Office.

Category Industry
Infrastructure, Building, Electrical & Instrument Institutional, Renovations
Region Site Inspection
Warden No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
15 December 2020 at 11:00 No details.

 


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To view more Featured Tenders, please visit our Leads 2 Business Blog.

About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Featured Tender: Provision of Consulting Engineering Services

Featured Tender: Northern Cape

Contract Number:

N.008-080-2020/2F – The South African National Roads Agency Limited

Description:

Tender are invited to bid on the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Periodic Maintenance of National Route 8 Section 8 between Sinovel (km 20.0) and Zandplaats (km 40.0). This project is in the province of Northern Cape and in the district municipality/local municipality of Sol Plaatje and the approximate programme is for design and construction documentation to be completed by April 2021 followed by supervision of 8 months, commencing 1 September 2021.

Category Industry
Consultants Institutional, Road
Region Site Inspection
Northern Cape Briefing Session: There is no clarification meeting for this tender. A tenderer’s clarification presentation is available to be downloaded from the SANRAL website by the following link: https://www.nra.co.za/service-provider-zone/tenders/open-tenders/.Site Meeting(s): Not applicable.
Closing Date Contract Period
04 December 2020 at 11:00 No details.

 


Please visit Leads 2 Business for more information on this Tender Notice.
If you are interested in becoming one of our subscribers, please visit Leads 2 Business.
For assistance on how to use our website, please visit Leads 2 Business Wiki.
To view more Featured Tenders, please visit our Leads 2 Business Blog.

About Antonette Claassens

I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

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