Many Small businesses in South Africa fail not because the business idea was weak but because the founders simply lack the information to open opportunities for their projects. I am in the web hosting industry meaning on a daily basis I deal with many small business owners looking to buy web hosting and website design services from us so that their small business can go online and benefit from the internet. What I have realized from most of these small business owners is that they think putting their small business online or rather getting a website is a pointless investment. YOU ARE WRONG! As I will show you in a moment that vital information that can win you more business exists online and on a simple UN website. A few years back when we started our web hosting and website design services, we really struggled to get customers, and those we got we would have really worked hard to get, until one day we learnt about the Tender opportunities offered by the United nations and we qualified for the For Basic Level – Estimated Contract Award less than US $40,000 (R520000), which is the level most South Africn small business with little or no references qualify. I will not go into too much detail but after working hard we got a R200000 tender for some web hosting and web development project. You can just imagine how that revenue meant for the survival of our small business. We looked at the right place using a smartphone connected to the internet. Every business owner has the internet and a smartphone so lets talk. If you happen to have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on Call: 0627640225, WhatsApp: 0783888022 or Email: email@example.com
LEVELS OF CONTRACT AWARDS OFFERED BY THE UN
The UN offers 3 levels of contract awards which are
- For Basic Level – Estimated Contract Award less than US $40,000 (R520000)
- For Level 1 – Estimated Contract Award up to US $500,000 (R6.5 million)
- For Level 2 – Estimated Contract Award over US $500,000 (R6.5 million)
Requirements for the Basic Level are as follows
- Company Name, Company’s most senior official, Company type, License number, Country/Area, Telephone number, Number of employees
- Company address and website
- Registration type
- Contacts: including name, title, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Commodity Codes (UNSPSC)
- Declaration of eligibility
IMPORTANT HERE: You do not need any references, nothing only in Level one, references or clients list are required.
There is nothing absolutely complicated about these requirements for you to position yourself to win a contract for less than R520000. The main thing you must just do is just register your compaany to a (PTY) LTD, thats all period. The other requirements you already have. I find it strange when I see entrepreneurs debating about whether to register a company or not. Look if you do not have a registered company you wont benefit from thousands of tenders that are published daily on the UN website. An organized entrepreneur must 1. Register a company + Tax clearance 2. Write a company profile 3. Get A professional website designed 4. Get business emails with your domain 5. Open strong social media accounts for your business 6. Business cards etc Trust me image is everything in business. For those entrepreneurs looking at registering their companies we have affordable registration packages we offer that go with website design to give your business a strong online presence. If you are interested simply contact me on Call: 0627640225, WhatsApp: 0783888022 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org