Staff Spotlight: Nadine Vermeulen

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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. 🙂

A Day in the Life of the Leads 2 Quotes Department

Upon arriving at the office, a cup of coffee is the first (read: most essential) aspect to attend to. Once the coffee has been made, it is time to read through the emails. L2Q Requests are checked and moved to their folder. The L2Q Requests that have not been uploaded before, are left in order, to be attended to on a first-come, first-served basis. The L2Q Requests that have been uploaded before, are assigned to the relevant person to attend to.

Once the emails have been attended to, it is back to the drawing board. Outstanding bills from the previous day are completed and the next is attended to in order.

PDF bills are converted to excel and then checked word for word and quantity for quantity, before being traded and uploaded. Excel bills are processed and checked before being traded and uploaded.

Buyers are contacted to find out if follow-ups are required on their control lists. Vendors and subcontractors are contacted as required, and feedback is provided to the contractors. Closed tenders are followed up on to find out if they have been awarded and to which company/companies. The relevant companies are contacted to obtained the required information and the awards are updated and sent out.

During the process of working on the bills, control lists and awards, we are required to answer calls on our assigned days. We also deal with telephonic enquiries from L2Q Subscribers, as well as, email enquiries from colleagues and subscribers. We assist with training subscribers on Leads 2 Busines and submit content for our Social Media Publications.

Should there be a day when we are not swamped with bills, we assist where needed, should that be Directory, Tenders or Projects.

We are always busy and love raising the L2B Flag high.

 


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About Cecile Van Deventer

I joined the L2Q Team in 2006, as a L2Q Support Assistant and have been the HOD since 2010. I supervise L2Q Bills, Daily Tender Bills, Control Lists and Directory.

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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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.


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

Tips for Open Quotes Vendors

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Engage with Contractors

The South African marketplace is ever-increasingly competitive. Stand out from the crowd, grow your business and engage with contractors that already looking for what you have to offer today.

Our Open Quotes provides an up-to-date list of all Bills being Priced and Bills Awarded to Main Contractors matching your profile trades and regions. You have the opportunity to price for as many of the contracts available on your profile. By taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach you are expanding your quote audience. Target your pricing audience. Make informed decisions for your business.

Price Online

  • Save Time: easy options to intend, download, view, decline, and archive RFQs
  • Centralise Storage: a detailed record of all RFQs received, priced, declined, and archived, kept safely online
  • Drawings/Specs: easily accessible and ready to download where available
  • Reliability: not ready to submit? Enter your pricing and return to complete later thanks to our auto-save functionality

Record Responses

Remember to record your responses timeously. Responses include (priced, declined, or intend to price). This not only affects your Pricing Indicator ensuring you stay most visible for buyers/contractors requesting prices but also maintains your relationship with contractors.

Download our Open Quotes Quick Guide below:

Open Quotes

 

Read more: Infographic: Open Quotes & Benefits of Subscribing to Open Quotes


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

How To: Create a New Bill Request 2021 (L2Q)

Create a New Bill Request v 2021. Send us your Bill of Quantities (BoQ) to be formatted and traded. We upload it electronically for you to send out RFQ’s to Vendors and Suppliers. – here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min,40 sec)

Do you have a ‘How To’ you’d like us to cover? Leave a comment and let us know.


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Quick Fact – April 2021

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Did you know we offer a Leads 2 Quotes Subscription option?

For more information check out our Pricing Page and check out our Infographic and How-To features later this month for more on Leads 2 Quotes


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

Vendor Quick Guide

Learn about some RFQ Vendor basic functionality with a Quick Guide video tutorial from “The How-To Series”. (Duration 1m 37s)

Record your responses, respond to quotes online and improve your indicator.

 


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2021: Opportunities for the Taking

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Last year was The Great Interrupter. All plans great and small suddenly had to slam on the brakes and reset; practically everything shrunk into insignificance or got slung onto the backburner with lockdown and the hard reality of a pandemic.

But there was also adaptation and resilience. With the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan and the Presidential Employment Stimulus, I’ve seen various Government Departments and Municipal entities advertising for job opportunities, learnership opportunities, bursaries and tenders. The push to make progress in skills development and get SA working again is admirable. Many tenders were put on hold or cancelled because of hard lockdown. These tenders are now being advertised again and then some. Tender notices continue to be published, pricing is being requested and received, awards are being made and construction and supply contracts have start dates.

Plans are being made and strategies are being put into place this is evident in the stats below from Leads 2 Business industry-focused leads for 2021 to date.

SA Tenders published 2015
Africa Tenders published 2125
Tenders Awarded 561
Projects updated 3833
Projects added 69
BoQ’s uploaded 186
RfQ’s sent 310 472

 

The fact is people are still looking to the future and dealing with today while learning from yesterday. There are always opportunities for the taking for those that look for them. Continue to look while utilizing lessons from 2020 and if you want to streamline your search for opportunities, namely Tenders, Project and Quotes sign up with Leads 2 Business today. Contact us to find out how we put new business prospect leads within your reach.


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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.

How To: Trade Mapping

For our L2Q Buyers: Learn how to add and/or remove Trade Mapping

(Duration 1m 24s)


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