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Open Opportunities Today

Are you open to opportunities?

The Building and Construction marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive and commands that companies go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd.

“Where do I start?”  The question we get so often.  The best answer is really, what do you do and where do you do it?  Our service offerings can be used by almost anyone in the Construction industry.  Yes, Professionals, Contractors, Sub Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers and Manufacturers. Everyone fits in in a different way; depending on the size of the contracts you normally take on and the regions you work in, you will look at different types of leads.

Enter the Leads 2 Business Directory and Open Quotes

Our Directory is like the Yellow Pages of the Construction Industry. You can search Companies, Services, Products and People.  Our Directory is used by people in (and out of actually) the Construction industry to source contacts. Main Contractors use this same Directory to send electronic price requests to their Preferred Suppliers and can select from a list of relevant Vendors, Suppliers and Subcontractors. On the other side Vendors/Suppliers/Subcontractors register on our Directory to gain exposure for their business and elect to receive e-RfQ’s to price, market and build relationships with Main Contractors.  Being registered on our Directory as a Vendor, Supplier or Subcontractor enables passive marketing and when used proactively can result in a successful pipeline of leads. Businesses can also actively market through Open Quotes by seeing which Contractors are currently pricing Bills (BoQ’s) that have matching trades and regions and submit pricing directly. In addition to this, Open Quotes subscribers can actively view matching Award Notifications and submit pricing to the Main Contractor(s) that are awarded the Contract.

All of this info is viewed, submitted and stored online.

Why online you may ask? Pricing online not only improves your visibility but provides yet another opportunity to outperform your competitors as well as save time, providing centralised storage and easy accessibility. Simply put, it’s easier, faster and more reliable!

Sound like something you’d use to grow your business? Register here today


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Infographic: Construction Health and Safety

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A Day in the Life of the IT Department

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IT is the backbone of most offices and day-to-day operations. IT individuals often have an obsession with all things tech-related but that works to everyone’s advantage as keeping up with the latest tech keeps things relevant.

Ever wondered what we get up to in IT?
Let’s dive into A Typical Day in the Life of a Company IT (Admin) Person:

7:20 – Arrive at the office
7:25 – Coffee & Water is the first priority
7:30 – Start Morning checks – confirm daily email generation, notifications, errors, backups, emails and prioritizing and responses and tasks.

Some emails may include the following: “My computer is frozen. Please can you help? Do you have a spare laptop I can use in the meantime?” “The internet isn’t working.” “My computer won’t turn on.” “I can’t print.” “My signature is missing.” “My email to x recipient keeps failing.” “I keep getting this error and I don’t know what it means.” “I locked myself out of my computer/account.” “I did an update and now isn’t working?”

8:30 – Update tickets, go through daily scheduled tasks and send necessary reminders to staff
9:05 – Remote to a PC out-of-office to assist with some technical queries off-site. Check back-ups and software updates.
9:25 – Investigate the dead PC, and set up a spare until the drive can be wiped and restored.
9:50 – Order some IT inventory, schedule deliveries/pickups for purchases or returns
10:00 – Check the internet connection in another department – replaces a faulty cable.
10: 15 – In-between most tasks telephonic queries are also handled according to priority
10:30 – Check a PC that “won’t turn on.” Pushes start on the tower which works as required.
10:35 – Restarts a PC after some updates, clears cache, cookies and history and the PC checks out.
10: 45 – Liaise with Dev Team on priority projects and current daily issues, testing and reviewing new developments
11:30 – Respond to more email queries such as, “I clicked on a suspicious link. I think it was a virus. Oops.”
12:00 – Source, edit, create and schedule content for social and blogs. Respond to any queries on social.
1:00 – Solve hunger problems with lunch and a much needed mental refresh. Catch up on news, socials and possibly a podcast.
2:00 – Set up and test equipment for scheduled demo in the conference room. Give a run-down on how to handle the equipment.
2:30 – Compile requested reports for Meetings.
2:50 – Assist with PABX and user mail setting queries.
3:00 – Bob, asks “So what exactly have you been doing all day? I was looking for you at lunchtime and you weren’t at your desk.”
3:10 – Virtual Meeting with a client to explain website functionality and answer any additional queries
3:30 – Time for the new employee on-boarding; computer station, phone extension setup, new profiles on various systems.
4:15 – Failed emails are checked and sent to relevant departments
4:20 – Mail server settings are checked, requested logs are pulled, whitelisting and liaising with external IT.
4:25 –  Scheduling Meetings for developers where there are API queries
4:30 – Colleague calls to say the company website is down. Check and determines an outage due to ISP issues and report to the ISP. Issue a company-wide notification advising of the outage.
4:40 – Eskom announces load shedding for the week. Pull some hair out while preparing to leave the office.

Although the above paints a picture of what happens in IT there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes and we could be here for a month if I had to list each task each member of the IT team does throughout the day. While it’s difficult to pin down, there are some very clear skills that individuals in this field possess. Some of these include but are not limited to the ability to work independently and unsupervised but collaborative when required, logical, methodical, direct, strong-willed, responsible, flexible, practical, dependable, stable and often introverted.

Although we may not always have all the answers to your questions on the spot, in IT we make it our mission to find the answers (in detail). Our biggest wins are usually centred around any sort of automation as it’s directly linked to efficiency and progress and one of our biggest challenges is the ‘Because I’ve always done it that way, and, ‘It’s not my job,’ mentality.

The importance of IT in general increases as information technology becomes a more integral part of today’s business landscape. IT can have a direct impact on growth, continuity and success. IT Admins specifically have arguably the most diverse job in a company plus throw in the need to regularly communicate with clients and staff in a variety of departments while dealing with unenviable challenges. Specific tasks may vary on a day to day basis and adaptability is the name of the game. At the end of the day, a solid IT team goes the distance and together contributes to the consistent, progressive and high standard of culture and excellence already existing in a company like Leads 2 Business.


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Featured Tender: Fire safety training and Fire equipment

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North West – DTA 913338

Contract Number:

NWUTR038/2022NW – NWU

Description:

The North-West University invites all specialist contractors with the relevant skills, experience and resources to submit tenders for the following maintenance on the North-West University: Fire safety training and the supply, delivery, installation and maintenance of fire equipment at the North West University.

Category Industry
Security & Fire Institutional
Region Site Inspection
North West No details
Closing Date Contract Period
27 May 2022 at 12:00. No details

Please visit Leads 2 Business for more information on this Tender Notice.
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5 Key Roles of a Construction Project Manager

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When we think about construction, it usually comes to mind complex endeavors that require a series of planned and careful actions, after all, it’s necessary to stay faithful to the clients and stakeholders’ expectations and, just as important, make sure that the projects are executed and delivered safely. This complexity is why construction project management has many layers and needs someone who can gather different roles to ensure all relevant aspects of the project are considered. A construction project manager must have distinct qualities that assure their great performance as a leader. If you’re curious about some of the most important roles in this field, we prepared this infographic to show you!

Source: Nutcache


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L2B Opportunities created in the last 30 Days – April 2022

Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions. Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors. Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa. We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have created in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.


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How To: Make Notes

Your Notes which are found on both Projects and Tenders have 2 Sections:

  1. “Are you involved in this Project/Tender?” – which is a drop-down selection
  2. Add a New Note – which allows you to add any custom note3

 

“Are you involved in this Project/Tender?” drop-down selection has options you can choose from:

  1. I am an Appointed Subcontractor on this Contract
  2. I am Bidding as a Main/Civil Contractor on this Contract
  3. I am the Awarded Main/Civil Contractor

If you are actually involved at these specific stages ie. Appointed, Bidding or Awarded then you are able to select the relevant option. This can provide additional exposure for your company should the details be confirmed by our researchers.

Added notes are visible for the Main User and their Monitors at any point when viewing the relevant Tender/Project and can also be removed by the User that added the note.

Do you prefer the Video Tutorials like we’ve published previously or Screenshot Tutorials such as the above? Comment below…

 


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Infographic: Women in Construction 2022

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Women are gaining traction in the construction industry, even though it is often viewed as a male-dominated field. 13% of all construction companies worldwide are owned by women; 9% make more than $500,000 annually.

Did you know almost half of South Africa’s construction companies are owned by women? Some of the Top Women-Owned Construction companies in SA even use Leads 2 Business namely Temi Construction & Motheo Construction Group.

This infographic includes some of the highlights from Levelset’s 2022 Women in Construction Report.

Sources:
BusinessWire
HouseGrail

 


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Featured Project: Nkuna Kraal – Retail

Limpopo – PPA 12409

Description
Construction of a shopping centre for the Nkuzana mixed-use development on a portion of the Farm Hoogmoed 69 LT, within the Makhado Municipality in Limpopo. The entire project will cover an area of 115,826 ha, while this component will cover 1 erf. The central co-ordinates of the site are S 23°12’29.70” and E 30°18’37.58” and the site of shopping centre is 23°12’49.8″S 30°18’39.1″E Estimated value R90 million

 

Status Region
Underway Makhado (Louis Trichardt)
Category Value
Building R 61 Million – R 200 Million
Industry Timing
Retail August 2021 – May 2022 (phase 1) March 2023 (phase 2)
Sector Class
Private Invited

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