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Live Tenders

Tenderservices's primary service is the live tender database. The database is updated daily with tender notices sourced from over 1000 different sources in South Africa. Paying subscribers can select to receive email notifications of tenders added in their field of interest as well as bookmark tenders of interest, for later viewing.

We categorise tender notices into 48 distinct fields of expertise, but subscribers have access to all tenders in the database, not just those in their primary field of expertise.

1. Web-based:

A web-based system like ours has numerous advantages over the 'Do-It-Yourself' approach of scouring newspapers for tender information.

  • Searchability: all our tenders are categorised by field of expertise and locality. We scan the tender advertisements as well as capture the tender information, so that site users can search by keyword to find tenders in their particular niche.
  • Accessibility: our live tender database is accessible by our clients from wherever they are in the world, provided they have access to the internet. Moreover, we provide our clients with the ability to bookmark and store tenders of interest, and because we never delete tender notices from our site (even when they expire) tenders in our database will always be conveniently stored and available for later reference.
  • Notifications: clients have the option (at no extra cost) to receive email alerts when new tenders are added that match their own, personally configurable criteria.

2. Classification:

Tenderservices has developed 49 distinct professional categories (or Fields of Expertise) in which we classify tender notices.

Because we realise that many of our clients are more knowledgeable about their field of expertise than we are, we also welcome, facilitate and incorporate feedback aimed at improving our classification system.

3. Coverage:

Tenderservices has placed dedicated correspondents in key locations across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to source tenders from the local media for publication in our live tender database. At present we source tenders notices from over 155 Newspapers and more than 240 websites every week.

4. Turnaround Time:

In order to give clients to best chance of preparing meaningful bids, we make it our mission to make the 'turnaround time' - the lag between publication and entry into our database - a little as possible. We are committed to a turnaround time of 1 working day for all tender notices published in South Africa.