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City offers tendering tips to small businesses<span><p>Over the next four months, community-based suppliers from various areas will have the opportunity to attend City-arranged workshops aimed at equipping community-based emerging businesses with the necessary tendering skills.</p><p>‘This is done in a workshop environment, where businesses get practical exposure in completing Request Forms for Quotations and Tenders.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/small%20business%202.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘As an opportunity city, we have created the Community Vendor Support Programme that will assist in creating opportunities for contractors in their own local communities or wards,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management.</p><p>Participants will also be encouraged to register on the City’s Community Vendor Database for business opportunities to the maximum of R30 000.</p><p>Alderman Twigg said they continuously receive complaints from businesses about their inability to secure tender opportunities from the City, despite having submitted numerous applications. </p><p><strong>The workshop will cover the following subjects:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">How the City and government’s tender process works</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Benefitting from the new Preferential Procurement Framework</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Completing a tender document</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Tender evaluation</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Writing a winning tender</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Practical application of pricing in respect of tenders and analysis of financial statements</div></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/small%20business1.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>A number of these workshops have already taken place during November 2019 in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plan and Strand. These were well-attended.</p><p>‘The purpose of this workshop is to equip our community-based suppliers to be tender-ready, so they can be considered for business opportunities. We trust that this initiative will make a positive contribution to job creation and assist small emerging businesses to develop and gain experience so that they are equipped on all levels. They will then also be able to tender for larger projects one day,’ said Alderman Twigg. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/small%20business2.jpg" alt="" style="width:800px;" /> </figure><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Date</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Venue</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>27 February 2020</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Durbanville Council Chambers, 38 Oxford Street, Durbanville</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nomzamo Community Hall, Michael Street, Nomzamo/Strand</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Athlone Civic Centre</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Somerset West Town Hall, 11 Main Road, Somerset</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9 and 10 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hillcrest Hall, Blue downs Avenue, Blue downs</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Delft Library Hall</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">10 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ottery Multi-purpose Hall</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">16 March 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mfuleni Community Hall, Skool Street, Mfuleni</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14 April 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ikwezi Hall, Gugulethu</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">21 April 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tafelsig Community Hall Kilimanjaro Road,</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">22 April 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rylands Community Hall</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">24 April 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Eastridge Community Hall</td></tr></tbody></table></span><p><span>​​</span><span>​​</span></p><p><strong>For more information about the workshops and how to register, please contact the respective Subcouncil via the following link: </strong><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-managers" target="_blank"><strong>http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-managers</strong></a></p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-02-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f3283404-6bd4-4066-a7f6-bd8a0d5b7463;L0|#0f3283404-6bd4-4066-a7f6-bd8a0d5b7463|tender;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#79fce089-e73f-46d8-934a-b920e359323f;L0|#079fce089-e73f-46d8-934a-b920e359323f|small business;GP0|#3e00c2c7-fedf-442d-8068-e856bb6690e2;L0|#03e00c2c7-fedf-442d-8068-e856bb6690e2|Skills1

 

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