Staff Spotlight: Nirasha Rampersad

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About Nirasha Rampersad

I started working for Leads to Business June 2017 as Support Assistance in L2Q.

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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Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Register on the Leads 2 Business Directory for Free

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To register on the Leads 2 Business Directory for FREE and gain exposure for your business complete the below info ⬇️

(Give details of your Trades/Scope of works & detail the services/products
Example: 400 Road, Office Park, City, Province, Code, RSA
Example: 400 Road, Office Park, City, Province, Code, RSA
Select from the drop-down
Select from the drop-down
Central Supplier Database Number if not registered please state: Not Registered
Please state whether you supply material and/or labour or if only consulting
Which regions do you operate in
Aerial Survey & Mapping Fencing – Wire Fencing & Products Pipes & Fittings – HDPe
Access Control & Security Systems Fencing & Gates – Electrical Pipes & Fittings – Steel
Access Flooring Fibreglass Pipes & Fittings – uPVC & mPVC
Acoustic & Noise Control Fire Equipment & Services Pipes & Fittings Other
Agricultural Machinery Fireplaces Plasterwork & Screeding
Agricultural Services Fireproof Doors & Safes Plastic & Foam
Air-conditioning & Ventilation Fleet Management & Maintenance Plastic Sheeting & Liners
Alterations & Maintenance Formwork Plumbing & Sanitary
Anti-Corrosion & Acid Protection Fuels & Lubricants Power & Energy
Awnings, Blinds, Canopies & Sun Control Gabions, Geosynthetics & Subsoil Materials Prefabricated concrete flooring/roofing
Bolts, Fasteners & Cast in Items Glazing & Mirrors systems
Boreholes & Dewatering Granite & Marble Prefabricated Portal & Pipe Culverts
Builders Merchants & Hardware Guardrails & Barriers Pre-Stressing/Post Tensioning
Building Contractors Heavy Plant Pumps
Building Management Systems (BMS) Hygiene Products & Services Raft Foundation
Building Signage, Hoarding & Advertising Industrial Catering Appliances Railway Contractors
Building Small Works Instrumentation Rainwater Goods
Carpentry Joinery & Cabinet Making Instruments Refrigeration
Carpets, Floor Liners & Synthetic Surfaces Insulation Retaining Walls & Systems
Cathodic Protection Ironmongery Rock Breaking/Blasting
Ceilings, Partitions, Bulkheads & Drywalling Jointing Road Markings
Cement Kerbing – Extruded & Cast In situ Road Signs
Channelling Cast Insitu Kerbing & Ancillaries – Precast Roofing & Trusses
Chemicals and Gases Kitchen Cupboards & Vanities Safety & Protective Clothing
Civil Contracting Laboratory Sandblast & Gunite
Cleaning & Catering Landscaping, Grassing & Horticulture Scaffolding
Computer Hardware, Software & Leakage & Service Detection Shelving & Shopfitting – Aluminium
Networking Lifting Equipment Shelving & Shopfitting – Other
Concrete & Asphalt Cutting Lighting Shorthaul Transport & Lowbeds
Concrete Sub-contractors Lightning Protection Shower & Shower Doors
Concrete Supply & Placing Lime Skylights
Construction Chemicalss Long haul Transport & Logistics Small Plant & Tools
Crushed Stone, Gravel & Sand Manholes – Precast Concrete Stainless Steel Fabrication
Crushing & Screening Manholes – Premanufactured Other Steel Fabrication, Engineering & Manufacture
Dam Liners Materials Steel Handrails etc & Cast in Items
Dayworks Rates Marine Construction services Steel Manufacture
Demolition Masonry Blockwork Steel Reinforcing & Dowel Bars
Domestic Kitchen Appliances Masonry Brickwork Street & Highmast lighting
Door & Window Frame Pressed Metal Masonry Stonework Structural Steelwork Erection
Door & Window Frames Aluminium Materials Handling & Surfacing Asphalt Surfacing & Milling
Door & Window Frames uPVC Dock Levelling Surfacing Bitumen or Prime Supply &
Door & Window Frames Wooden Mats & Matwell frames Distribution
Doors Roller Shutter Mechanical Spares & Repairs Surfacing Chipping Sealing or Slurry
Drain & Pipe Cleaning Medical Equipment Surfacing Road Crack Sealing &
Dynamic Compaction Metalwork Patching
Earthworks & Excavations Mining, Mining Supplies Swimming Pools
Electrical Installation & Processing Synthetic Sport Surfaces & Tracks
Electrical Materials Mobile Office & Toilets Telecommunications
Electrical Reticulation Mouldings Tiling
Elevators Escalators & Lifts Office Automation Timber Supplies
Engineering, Boilermaking & Manufacture Office Furniture & Seating Underfloor Heating
Epoxy Flooring & Coatings Ornamental Precast Concrete or Cladding Valve Chambers
Erosion Protection & Pitching Painting Valves & Meters
Expansion Joint, Bridge Bearings & Concrete Paper Hanging Wall Lining
Repair Paving Walling
External or Site Works Pest Control & Poisoning Waste Disposal
External Plumbing Piling – Jacking, Drilling, Grouting & Water Purification
Fencing – Gates, Doors & Automation Anchoring Water Tanks & Reservoirs
Fencing – Palisade Piling – Slope Stabilisation & Geotechnical Waterproofing, Membranes & Sealing
Fencing – Precast Walling & Concrete Piling & Underpinning Weighbridge & Scales
Palisade Pipes & Fittings – Cast Iron, Gratings & Covers Wooden & Laminate Flooring

 


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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

A Day in the Life of the Directory Department

The Directory Department is most definitely the centre point of the company and is crucial for a systematic workflow

Working in the Directory Department consists of the following:

1. Adding new companies and updating existing companies
2. Confirming companies and all the relevant contact details
3. Updating subscription forms
4. Assisting clients and staff with directory queries
5. Registration of various vendors
6. Assisting clients with failed searches
7. Monthly directory audits
8. Checking if there are any unnecessary duplication
9. Monitoring failed emails
10. Opt-out queries due to Privacy Policy Act

The information on our Directory needs to be accurate at all times. With the new Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act), information is much more challenging to obtain which makes information on our platform much more valuable.

To register on the Leads 2 Business Directory for FREE and gain exposure for your business contact the Directory Department Team today on  Directory@L2B.co.za with the below info ⬇️

Full Contacts Name:
Contacts Designation:

Full Company Name:
FULL Company Description (Give details of your Trades/Scope of works & detail the services/products): 

Reg No:
VAT No:
Branch Name:
E-mail Address:
Website Address:
Postal Address:
Code:
Physical Address:
Code:
Telephone:
Fax:
Cell:
BBBEE Level:
BBBEE Class – Exempt Micro Enterprises (EME), Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE), or Generic Enterprises (GEN):
CIDB Ratings & Class:
CIDB PE (Y/N):
CSD No:
Capacity (Material &/or Labour):
Serviceable Regions (Africa & RSA):

Please Select from the Available Trades:

Aerial Survey & Mapping Fencing – Wire Fencing & Products Pipes & Fittings – HDPe
Access Control & Security Systems Fencing & Gates – Electrical Pipes & Fittings – Steel
Access Flooring Fibreglass Pipes & Fittings – uPVC & mPVC
Acoustic & Noise Control Fire Equipment & Services Pipes & Fittings Other
Agricultural Machinery Fireplaces Plasterwork & Screeding
Agricultural Services Fireproof Doors & Safes Plastic & Foam
Air-conditioning & Ventilation Fleet Management & Maintenance Plastic Sheeting & Liners
Alterations & Maintenance Formwork Plumbing & Sanitary
Anti-Corrosion & Acid Protection Fuels & Lubricants Power & Energy
Awnings, Blinds, Canopies & Sun Control Gabions, Geosynthetics & Subsoil Materials Prefabricated concrete flooring/roofing
Bolts, Fasteners & Cast in Items Glazing & Mirrors systems
Boreholes & Dewatering Granite & Marble Prefabricated Portal & Pipe Culverts
Builders Merchants & Hardware Guardrails & Barriers Pre-Stressing/Post Tensioning
Building Contractors Heavy Plant Pumps
Building Management Systems (BMS) Hygiene Products & Services Raft Foundation
Building Signage, Hoarding & Advertising Industrial Catering Appliances Railway Contractors
Building Small Works Instrumentation Rainwater Goods
Carpentry Joinery & Cabinet Making Instruments Refrigeration
Carpets, Floor Liners & Synthetic Surfaces Insulation Retaining Walls & Systems
Cathodic Protection Ironmongery Rock Breaking/Blasting
Ceilings, Partitions, Bulkheads & Drywalling Jointing Road Markings
Cement Kerbing – Extruded & Cast In situ Road Signs
Channelling Cast Insitu Kerbing & Ancillaries – Precast Roofing & Trusses
Chemicals and Gases Kitchen Cupboards & Vanities Safety & Protective Clothing
Civil Contracting Laboratory Sandblast & Gunite
Cleaning & Catering Landscaping, Grassing & Horticulture Scaffolding
Computer Hardware, Software & Leakage & Service Detection Shelving & Shopfitting – Aluminium
Networking Lifting Equipment Shelving & Shopfitting – Other
Concrete & Asphalt Cutting Lighting Shorthaul Transport & Lowbeds
Concrete Sub-contractors Lightning Protection Shower & Shower Doors
Concrete Supply & Placing Lime Skylights
Construction Chemicalss Long haul Transport & Logistics Small Plant & Tools
Crushed Stone, Gravel & Sand Manholes – Precast Concrete Stainless Steel Fabrication
Crushing & Screening Manholes – Premanufactured Other Steel Fabrication, Engineering & Manufacture
Dam Liners Materials Steel Handrails etc & Cast in Items
Dayworks Rates Marine Construction services Steel Manufacture
Demolition Masonry Blockwork Steel Reinforcing & Dowel Bars
Domestic Kitchen Appliances Masonry Brickwork Street & Highmast lighting
Door & Window Frame Pressed Metal Masonry Stonework Structural Steelwork Erection
Door & Window Frames Aluminium Materials Handling & Surfacing Asphalt Surfacing & Milling
Door & Window Frames uPVC Dock Levelling Surfacing Bitumen or Prime Supply &
Door & Window Frames Wooden Mats & Matwell frames Distribution
Doors Roller Shutter Mechanical Spares & Repairs Surfacing Chipping Sealing or Slurry
Drain & Pipe Cleaning Medical Equipment Surfacing Road Crack Sealing &
Dynamic Compaction Metalwork Patching
Earthworks & Excavations Mining, Mining Supplies Swimming Pools
Electrical Installation & Processing Synthetic Sport Surfaces & Tracks
Electrical Materials Mobile Office & Toilets Telecommunications
Electrical Reticulation Mouldings Tiling
Elevators Escalators & Lifts Office Automation Timber Supplies
Engineering, Boilermaking & Manufacture Office Furniture & Seating Underfloor Heating
Epoxy Flooring & Coatings Ornamental Precast Concrete or Cladding Valve Chambers
Erosion Protection & Pitching Painting Valves & Meters
Expansion Joint, Bridge Bearings & Concrete Paper Hanging Wall Lining
Repair Paving Walling
External or Site Works Pest Control & Poisoning Waste Disposal
External Plumbing Piling – Jacking, Drilling, Grouting & Water Purification
Fencing – Gates, Doors & Automation Anchoring Water Tanks & Reservoirs
Fencing – Palisade Piling – Slope Stabilisation & Geotechnical Waterproofing, Membranes & Sealing
Fencing – Precast Walling & Concrete Piling & Underpinning Weighbridge & Scales
Palisade Pipes & Fittings – Cast Iron, Gratings & Covers Wooden & Laminate Flooring

 


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About Nirasha Rampersad

I started working for Leads to Business June 2017 as Support Assistance in L2Q.

L2B Opportunities created in the last 30 Days – October 2021

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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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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

L2B Opportunities created in the last 30 Days – September 2021

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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.


To view more Articles, please visit our Leads 2 Business Blog.
If you are interested in becoming one of our subscribers, please visit Leads 2 Business.
To view notes with screenshots on how to use our website, please visit Leads 2 Business Wiki.

 

 

About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Staff Spotlight: Chantelle Naude

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About Chantélle Naudé

I have been with Leads 2 Business for 9 years, working in the Leads 2 Quotes department. Mother to two beautiful daughters.

Tips for using the L2B Directory

Our Directory boasts 65000 companies and almost 180000 contacts

You can access the directory by clicking on the below on the dashboard and then clicking on the magnifying glass.

Use the drop-down filters under Directory and make the relevant selection should you need to search for a specific company or contact,

You can search with a company or contact name in the search bar,

Ever hear less is more? Well, that’s exactly what will yield you the most positive results on our Directory.

Make use of the filters provided to yield more specific results.

Use the less is more concept, select a trade and region at a time for more accurate results rather than multiple trades or region selections to perform a search.

You can expand the view to be able to see the whole company on the results page without clicking on the Company, Division, Branch or contact by clicking on the following:

This also shows how many contacts are listed in that whole company.


Happy Searching


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About Sharika Raman

I have worked for Leads 2 Business from January 2015. I started in the Leads 2 Quotes Department for Directory, in January 2020 I was promoted to the Deputy Head of Department for Leads 2 Quotes and in July 2021 I was promoted to the Accounts Department as a Debtors Administrator. I enjoy time with my family creating memories, I like to socialize but also enjoy time to myself so I try to keep a balance by indulging in some quiet time when I can. I see myself as a realist, amazing wife and awesome mom…I am sure my family would agree.

How To: Basic Search – Directory

Basic Search – Directory. Search for your Contacts and Professionals with a few easy steps. Search using keywords, professional types, trades and multiple additional Directory filters.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min)

 


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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Keep on track with Tender opportunities

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Tracking Tender Opportunities that will derail your competitors

 

Like most things in life, knowing is half the battle. If you don’t know about a potential tender or opportunity, your option to take advantage and pursue it has been removed. To ensure that you’re always in the know, at least with Leads 2 Business, your Advisory Settings need to be set up to meet your needs. Leads 2 Business hinges on two parts; the daily Advisory email and the website (www.L2B.co.za).

 

The Advisory email is sent out each afternoon and delivers that days’ information straight to you. The email is based on the your Advisory Settings, so it stands to reason if the Advisory Setting isn’t set up satisfactorily then the Advisory email isn’t going to meet the your needs. Our subscribers have two complaints concerning the information we provide; there’s too much and there’s too little. Understandably this is a very precarious line to walk. Too little runs the risk of missing pertinent information; and too much means an information overload. I tend to favour ‘too much”. Better I decide what’s best for me rather than have someone or something else do it for me. But that’s just me. To reach a happy medium, is a combination of training (given by L2B staff), communication on the part of our subscribers (telling us what you want/ need & expect) and working through what you receive each day. You have full access to alter and update your Advisory Settings at any time, so if your company has expanded or diversified in some way; it follows that your Advisory Settings need to be updated to meet the new changes. The Advisory is sent out each day. This is extremely important because time is money. The earlier you are aware of a potential tender notice or new project; the more time you have to prepare for it.

 

The Leads 2 Business website is where you work through the information you’ve received. The most important aspect would be the ability to Search. The Search is now a global search, meaning one search field searches through our entire database (Private Projects, Daily Tenders, Directory and News). From this you can filter down further and get more specific. Why search when you receive the Advisory email? It’s a good safety net. It allows for the Advisory email to be super specific (so you aren’t scrolling for days), and the searches to be very general. Reaching that happy medium spoken of above. You even have the ability to “Dismiss” a tender from your search result should it not be what you are looking for, and never have to see it again. My advice when searching? Always ensure you’ve got “Newest” selected. L2B has been around for awhile, and information is our business, and we have a lot of it. “Newest” ensure the most recent results appear first.

 

Once you’ve found a tender you are interested in, whether tendering directly or subcontracting, you have the ability to Monitor the tender notice. Once you’ve Monitored a tender notice, you will receive updates on that particular tender notice, should there be any. Examples of these updates are addendums: changes to site inspections and closing dates. When documents are attached (for example: Site Inspection and Bidders Lists), you will be notified. These are helpful for pricing and subbies. Then you’ll be notified in the change of Status of the tender notice. Has it been cancelled or has it been retendered prompting you to go to the new tender notice. Has it been awarded, and you now have the awarded companies details. You can Monitor a tender yourself, or assign one of your Monitors (a colleague perhaps) to monitor a tender. The Monitors you add to your Profile will have access to those tender notices you assign to them. This allows you to assign potential opportunities to your colleagues and reps, and they will have all the necessary information at their disposal.

 

The various features available on the individual tender notices, are as follows:

Email the Researcher that created the tender notice for assistance.

Set reminders on Site Inspection dates and Closing Date

Request Site Attendance Registers & Bidders Lists – If there are Documents already attached, they are available to the right of the tender notice.

Request BoQ (Bill of Quantity) – If there is a BoQ already attached, it is available to the right of the tender notice.

Make your Own Notes

Download the Tender Notice

What’s the point of all of these features? To work the information. There are a variety of companies out there can benefit at a variety of stages in the procurement process. Consultants are required very early on, and sometimes through out the process. Contractors are interested in the tender stage and subcontractors and vendors can benefit from putting forward their company details even after completion.

 

What you put in, is what you get out. To be competitive is to be in the know. That involves being pro-active in all things. Leads 2 Business is a tool that can be hugely beneficial when used correctly. Talk to us. Training is free and there are various avenues to contact us. Email directly off of the tender notices and projects; LiveHelp allows you to chat to a L2B researcher directly; call us or submit Feedback. Suggestions are always welcome. The more we learn about the companies that subscribe to us, the more we understand how the information we provide is used. We work and learn together to keep on the right track.

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.

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