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Build your Business with Building Tenders

Build your Business with Building Tenders

There are a variety of approaches when it comes to tenders in the building and construction industry, that can drum up business. The most obvious is the direct approach by the main contractor. You tender. Tendering can be costly and time consuming as your company is competing with other companies for contracts. To increase your chances, be thorough and conscientious. Everything starts with the tender notice and ends with the tender notice. Contact the relevant professionals and ask for clarity on any aspect of the tender notice you are not sure of. If meetings are scheduled, attend them timeously. If there are any discrepancies in the tender documents, query them. Comply with the instructions in the tender document, to the letter. Ensure your signed and completed tender document is handed in at the correct time, at the correct place on the correct day. And hopefully, you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s, your company is the awarded company.

Another approach is sub-contracting. Main contractors require prices for their Bills of Quantity (BoQ), and they’re going to get them from sub-contractors. If you are a subbie, ensure your prices are competitive. Communicate with the main contractor and build that relationship and let the main contractor know about all your services and your products as they might not need you now; but they could need you later. Even if you can’t price that particular BoQ, still maintain that relationship. Subbies don’t need to wait for the main contractors to approach them. You can approach the main contractors, and just keep your company services and products alive in their minds.

Once the tender has been awarded; the subbie can approach the awarded company and remind them of their prices and services.

In the context of Leads 2 Business, knowing what tenders are out is the first stepping off point. Ensure your Advisory is set up to meet your company needs. Go through your Advisory email each day and follow up on any tenders of interest. Tenders are time sensitive so any delay can be incredibly counter productive.

As a main contractor, you could monitor the tender to ensure that you are notified of any changes to the tender notice.

As a subbie you would monitor the tender to ensure that you’re notified of when it is awarded, so that you can follow up with the awarded company. You can request a BoQ, to check whether any of your services or products are specified. You could also request a site attendance register, so you can approach the other companies that could possibly be tendering and with the help of the BoQ know what items need to be priced. Exposing your company to as many in the industry as possible, can only bring benefits.

Ensuring your company is listed on the Directory, also adds to the advertising of your company and will expose your company to those that seek your services.

There’s almost no end to the amount of work and opportunities available as you go along the supply chain for building tenders.

Examples of Building Tenders:

DTA 616433 – Construction of New Mdzimba Primary School. CIDB 8GB

DTA 616484 – KZN: Department of Health: Groutville: Groutville Clinic: Replacement of clinic. CIDB 8GB

DTA 616422  – Mount Fletcher Magistrate Office: Condition Based Maintanenance. CIDB 7GB.

Awarded Building tenders:

Awarded DTA 564116 – Rotunda Park Precinct Project in Turffontein – Phase 2

Awarded DTA 604734 – Construction of Bilanyoni Library

 

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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Project : Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence (Triangle House)

Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence (Triangle House)

Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence (Triangle House)

Description : The former Safmarine Building, now known as Triangle House, on the corner of Riebeek and Long Streets, Cape Town, in the Western Cape, will be transformed into the 5 star Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence. All 166 flats will have dedicated parking bays. Currently used as offices, the building will be transformed into upmarket apartment units starting at 40m² and going up to 160m² for the penthouse apartments. GPS Coordinates: -33.9196757, 18.42239429999995.

Status : Underway

Industry: Building

Region : Cape Town

Sector : Private

Value : R 100 million+

Timing : January 2016 to April 2017. (15 months).

Notes: Construction is ongoing with completion estimated April 2017.

 

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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life

Tender Industries

Tender Industries

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There are many many tender industries all over the world. We at Leads 2 Business concentrate mainly on the building and construction industry which in itself has many other industries that we follow in both South Africa and Africa. We have about 14 main industries with regards to tenders listed on our website.

These 14 Industries are easily located on our website and you are able to select which industry you are looking for tenders in, narrowing down the search and obtaining tenders that pertain specifically to you and your company.

http://www.l2b.co.za/Tenders/Tenders-In-South-Africa

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Factory & Warehousing
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3 Newly added current tenders

This includes the construction of new factories & warehouses, rehabilitation, alterations, additions, maintenance and expansions. As well as supply of furniture, equipment and or services relating to this industry.

Mini factories
Boilers
Storage Facilities
Processing facilities
Manufacturing facilities
Loading facilities
Logistics facilities
Workshops
Pack houses
Depots
Big Factories
Factory fitouts

Retail
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533 Tenders
12 Newly added current tendersthird-image

This includes the construction of new retail facilities / buildings. As well as the provision of furniture, lighting, equipment, escalators and / or services such as pest control, cleaning, hygiene services, landscaping etc.

Retail outlets
Shops
Line Shops
Stores
Shopping Malls
Smaller shops
Retail Kiosks
Trader Stalls
Markets
Shopping Complex
Retail Park
Value Centres
Dealerships
Multi-purpose centres
Vehicle showrooms

Any tender relating to retail would fall under this specific industry.

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Search Results on 14/11/2016
6742 Tenders
374 Newly added current tenders

Power Stations
Transmission Lines
Wind farms
Hydro power
Substations
Solar
Commissioning and testing
Maintenance
Electrical equipment, installation or services
Electricity generating equipment
Power supply
Street Lighting
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Photo-voltaic
Cables
Batteries
Radio
Circuit breakers
Conductors
Energy Centres
Generators (Supply or repair / maintenance)
Alternative power
Coal offloading facilities
Compressors

The list goes on and on.. but anything to to with electrical tenders will fall within this industry.

Mining

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993 Tenderssixth-image
33 Newly added current tenders

This includes the construction of new mines as well as the provision of mining equipment, furniture, vehicles and services such as lubricants, sprays, ladders, pipes, pumps and consumables.

Mines
Shafts
Smelters
Furnaces
Colliery
Concentrator
Thermal
Desalination
Pelletising
Sintering plants
Asbestos mines
Rehabilitation of mines
Supply of mining equipment
Maintenance of mining equipment
Vehicles and or tractors etc (heavy plant)
Vent shafts
Chrome mines
Mine offices (new / refurbish / expand / cleaning
Chutes

Anything relating to Mining or that a Mining company has gone out to tender for, will be found under this Industry on our website.

Office & Commercial

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2276 Tenders
50 Newly added current tendersseventh-image

This includes the construction of new office and commercial developments as well as the provision of office and commercial equipment, furniture, vehicles and services such as access control, hygiene and cleaning, desks and computers, stationery, networking and cabling, chairs, lighting and tiling etc etc.

Various Offices
Police offices
Municipal offices
Satellite offices
Office Face-lifts / Refurbishments
Office Blocks
Office hubs
Meeting Rooms / Offices
Business Estates
Commercial Parks
Banks
Commercial Precincts

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Search Results on 14/11/2016
417 Tenders
15 Newly added current tenders

This includes the construction of new Industrial developments as well as the supply of industrial equipment and services as well as the maintenance and repair of various tools and machinery.

Light Industrial
Investment parks
Industrial developments
Industrial Park
Supplier Park
Logistics Hub
Industrial Hub
Business Park
Industrial Facilities
Industrial Business Park
Industrial Cluster
Nuclear Power Plant
Manufacturing Plant
Brewery
Mills
Coal plant
Technology Park
Industrial Plant
Auto Service Hub
Business Hub
Processing Plants
Asphalt plants
Assemblies / Assembly lines
Boilers
Internal waste management
Oil processing plants
Milling plants
Wool processing plants
port infrastructure
marine structures
rice processing mill
liquid bulk terminal
industry workshops (training)
Bakery / Confectionery
abattoirs
pump stations
production facilities

Healthcare

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12098 Tenders
405 Newly added current tendersninth-image

This includes the construction of new Healthcare buildings as well as the supply of healthcare equipment, furniture and services such as cleaning / sanitary and hygiene services or supplies, building fixtures, heat pumps, generators, tables, lighting, guard house / security, access control, medical equipment and furniture.

Medical Consulting rooms
Treatment facilities / centres
Wellness Centres
Rehabilitation centres
Frail Care
Hospitals
Clinics
Medical institutions
Doctors rooms
Theaters
Wards
Waiting rooms
Emergency units
pharmacies

Transport Terminals

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2790 Tenders
98 Newly added current tenderstenth-image

This includes the construction of new transport terminals as well as supply of equipment, furniture and services relating to transport terminals. This includes airport escalators, airstrip markings and lighting, airport security and access control, air navigation services, ablution facilities, cleaning and hygiene services etc.

Harbour
Loading Dock
Quays
Slipways
Docks
Terminal sheds
Rea Vaya BRT
Ports
Airports (new / maintenance, airstrips, airport equipment / furniture)
Trains and train terminals
Buses and Bus terminals
Coaches
Railways
Taxi Ranks
Container Terminals
Automotive hangers
Disaster Recovery centres
Lighthouses
Cargo Area
Airport Escalators
Airport Runway Taxi Ways
Aprons
Transport Facilities
Delivery / supply of Fuel (Diesel / Petrol / Jet fuel)

Renovations

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15351 Tenders
489 Newly added current tenderseleventh-image

This includes renovations, alterations, additions and expansions to various buildings.
Roofs / ceilings
Gates
Fences
Floors (Tiling etc)
General repairs
Waterproofing
Solar systems
Plumbing
Handyman
Conversions
Walls
Doors (aluminum, wooden, roller shutter)
Windows (Glass chipped or broken, burglar guards or replacement etc)
generators
air conditioners
Libraries
Offices
Schools
Campuses
Malls
Board Houses
Classrooms
Ablution facilities / Ablution blocks
Banks
Retrofitting
Museum
Residential
Housing
Town Houses
Factories
Warehouses
Hospitals
Shops

Institutional

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113916 Tenders
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This includes the construction of new institutional buildings as well as supply of equipment, furniture and services relating to this such as fencing, tiling, ablution facilities, cleaning and hygiene, roofs, security, fire detection, new halls, walls, water tanks, computers / laptops, stationery etc

Police Station
Training Facilities
Community Centres
Fire Station
Museums
Research Facilities
Library
Military
Lecture Halls
Precinct Stations
Courts
Academies
Churches / Religious buildings
Schools
Educational Facilities
Tertiary education
UNISA
FET colleges
Municipal buildings
Government facilities / buildings / offices
Prisons
Universities
High Schools
Remedial work
New classrooms

Hospitality & Leisure

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1509 Tenders
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This includes the provision of a new hospitality & leisure development which also includes the provision of furniture, equipment, lighting, paving security, cleaning services, fields, turf, pitches, pavilions, fencing, landscaping, gate and online ticketing.

Lodges
Hotels
Fitness Gym
Golf Course
Casino
Theme Parks
Inn’s
Art & Crafts centre
Art Galleries
Dinosaur Interpretive Centres
Theatre
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Conference centres
Spa’s
Nature reserves / National parks
Game Lodges
Resorts
Wedding Venues
Caravan Parks
Civic Centres
Stadiums
Beach-front
Sports Complex
Recreational Park

Road

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17581 Tenders
911 Newly added current tendersfifthteenth-image

This includes the provision of new roads / bridges as well as maintenance, furniture and services relating to this industry. Road barriers, concrete blocks, road signs, street lights, road markings and painting, signage, signals and traffic lights

National Roads
Intersections
Streets
Carriageways
Access roads
Main roads
Widening of roads (dual carriageway)
Highways
Freeways
Bridges
Resealing of roads
fixing potholes
resurfacing of roads
upgrading from gravel to tar
maintenance or roads
tarring
street lights and amenities
Road fixing
Paving
Rehabilitation
Re-gravelling
River crossing
pavement rehabilitation / construction (walkways)
Road Junction
Storm-water and Road

Water

Search Results on 14/11/2016
15282 Tenders
369 Newly added current tenderssixteenth-image

This includes the provision of new water related developments or the maintenance and provision of equipment and services.

Bulk infrastructure
Ablution Facilities
Stormwater
Dams (including dam walls)
Pipelines
Reticulation
Civils
Water Supply Schemes,
Waste water treatment works (WWTW)
Waste water care works (WWCW)
Sanitation
Water supply network
Water mains
Reservoirs
Sewers
Bulk water pipeline
Water metering
Basins
Drains
Boreholes
Water leaks
Pumps and Pipes
Chemicals and consumables
Geysers
Outfalls and sewers
Weirs
Control valves
Rainwater goods / equipment
Drainage
flood risk
water storage tanks
Sprinkler Systems
Pipe laying
Manholes

Residential

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3424 Tenders
115 Newly added current tendersseventheenth-image

This includes the provision of a new residential development as well as maintenance, rehabilitation, additions and alterations to existing residential developments. In this we also find provision of equipment and services within the residential industry which includes furniture, garden services, pool maintenance, light fixtures, aircons, generators etc.

Retirement Estates
Lifestyle estates
Low cost housing
Houses
RDP Housing
Accommodation
Townhouses
Apartments
Apartment blocks
Lofts
Flats
Studio
Hostels
Residential Towers
Clusters
Simplexes
Complexes
Duplexes
Townships
Staff quarters
Villages
Boarding establishments

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About Michelle Hosford

I started my journey at Leads 2 Business in the Directory Department in 2012. I was then promoted to the Private Projects department in 2014 and have been working as the Regional Gauteng content researcher ever since.

Closing Date

Closing Date

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When I started working at Leads 2 Business, I had no idea what was in store for me, I had little to none experience in the Building and Construction industry, let alone Tenders.  It was all completely Greek to me, however, as the days progressed all the information started to come together like a puzzle, piece by piece. After tons of training and the feeling of my mind going to explode, I could finally look at the complete picture instead of looking at the puzzle pieces one by one.

Learning the nitty gritty of the tender process has been quite interesting, I mean, I always thought that if you want to build something, you go ahead and build something. Not so fast buddy, clearly this was not the case. I soon came to realize that it’s quite a process. From a light bulb moment, to a design, to obtaining the correct professionals and, and, and,…. Phew!  The stages include advertising of tenders, sale of tender documents and attendance of compulsory briefing sessions by prospective bidders.

I work in the Leads 2 Quotes Department and deal with the Daily Tender Bill Requests  and closing dates became pretty important to me because once a closing date has arrived I cannot obtain a BoQ for a Tender and if a closing date can be so important to me, just imagine the importance of a closing date for someone who is tendering on a Tender.

By the said closing date, the tenderer should have gotten all his ducks in a row. Where required, attend the compulsory site meeting and get the feel of the project ahead. Start getting prices from Vendors to submit with his bid documents and making sure all his returnable documents are in order.

Take note that a closing date is your deadline. That date is the last date you can submit the relevant documents required to place your bid. Your bid has to be in by the specific date and the specific time stated on the Tender notice. Not a second later. If you submit your bid a second later, your bid will not be accepted. This is to avoid any irregularities and corruption.

Unfortunately, if it was compulsory to attend the site meeting, and you did not attend your bid would not be considered as well. The rules for Site Meetings and Closing Dates unfortunately go hand in hand unless otherwise stated.

But don’t let life get the better of you, stock up on the energy drinks and caffeine. Take note of the dates, take note of the meetings. And just like a wedding, save the dates.

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About Nadine Vermeulen

I started working at Leads 2 Business in October 2014 in the Leads 2 Quotes Department. I managed all the Daily Tender Bill Requests and followed up on BoQ's for our Daily Tender Subscribers. In 2017, I was promoted to L2Q Assistant and now work with Bill of Quantities for Contractors. 🙂

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