After successfully training more than 530 attendees in the last five months, How2Tender and Ariba’s TradeWorld Tender notification platform will host six more one day B-BBEE and How2Tender workshops this year where attendees can learn how to respond to a Tender or Request for Proposal.

The workshops will take place between 13 October and 17 November 2015 in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. A full list of the workshops can be found here.

The Tender Workshops were initially established when Directors of How2Tender realised that there was a lack of understanding by suppliers when responding to Tenders or Request for Proposals in South Africa.

“The Directors wrote the Tender Manual and developed a Tender Workshop around it based on their experience in responding to tenders and attending various tender learning sessions,” said Professional Accountant (SA) at How2Tender, Werner van Rooyen. “How2Tender has since made it its mission to share the knowledge it has gathered with fellow entrepreneurs to enhance their chances of successfully responding to Tenders or Request for Proposals.”

TradeWorld partnered with How2Tender in order to train their subscriber base at a discounted rate. These two entities also provide their services as an Enterprise and Supplier Development solution for Corporates.

To date How2Tender has trained over 40 medical companies, including DNA Logic, Medtronic Africa and Siemens Healthcare, among others.

The Tender workshops offer attendees an overview of the tender environment, and covers pricing; joint ventures; the practical completion of a tender; factors that influence the outcome of the tender process; a basic overview of doing business in South Africa and an explanation of the Preferential Points scoring system.

The B-BBEE workshops aim to help businesses understand the new amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice that were introduced on 1 May 2015. The workshops cover how the new codes will affect a business’ overall B-BBEE score; how the Turnover Thresholds have changed; understanding the priority elements; and what an Empowering Supplier means.

For more information about the workshops, contact Wynand Cronje at wynand@how2tender.com. For further information on TradeWorld, email tenders@ariba.com.

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