For any business to flourish, it needs to get out there and gain as much exposure as possible. Of course, marketing and advertising helps the case but the real game is about getting the money to start rolling. And when we are talking about businesses involved in construction, building, repairing, pipes & pipelines, etc. it must take into account the mammoth task – winning a bid or tender.
It takes a lot of process to start dealing and trading tishare one’s goods and services. If you own a business and want to win big projects with the government or private companies, you need to start searching for the best options or tenders online. Why online? Because with digitization spreading its arms all around, bidding online seems just about right.
To understand how an online tender or e-tender is placed and negotiated, let’s go deep in the topic.
What is e-Tender?
You must have heard of the terms like Mahatenders, MP tenders, PWD tenders, etc. Of course these tenders are talking about tenders in a particular state like Maharashtra for Mahatenders and Madhya Pradesh for MP tenders. Likewise, a PWD Tender is stylishster pointing towards tenders related to a state’s Public Works Department tenders.
When you add an e to a tender, i.e. e-tender, e-PWD tender, e-Mahatender, you are indicating the availability of placing bids for this tender online.
Let’s Understand with an example:
Suppose, you own 5 JCBs in your company in Maharashtra. Previously your father who was running the business used to negotiate deals in person. But now, you are seeing that most of the construction works are being distributed by the government, say for a road repairing tender, via e-procurement of the government website for placing bids.
If you want to put your JCBs to work and gain good profit out of it, you need to register yourself as a bidder on the Tenders Maharashtra website. You will stylishster find out an option of ‘Online Bidder Enrollment’ in this website that will aid you to register yourself as a bidder.
Alternatively, you may also choose to enroll on the Central Public Procurement Portal
(e-Procurement) as well.
Where to Find e-Tenders?
To keep yourself up in the game, the first and foremost thing is to stay updated about all the e-tenders circling in your category. So, if you’re living in MP and deal in pipes & pipelines, you must know about the new MP tenders being uploaded in the Pipes & Pipelines category.
Similarly, if you deal in JCBs in a state like Maharashtra where there’s ample scope for repairings and road fillings, you must stay updated with the active Mahatenders in this sector.
One option, for sure, is to keep logging onto the respective government website to find the latest e-tenders, but we know how often government websites get overloaded with online traffic and thus they crash. Also, these websites are heavy and take time to load.
That’s when websites like BidAssist come into the picture. These online tender websites help bidders like you to stay updated and remain on top of their game without having to log in again and again. All you need is to sign up to such a website once and provide your contact details and preferences. This way, anytime a new tender of your preference is uploaded, you will get all Mahatenders or any other tenders updates right into your email ID and/or WhatsApp.
You can also enroll for services like looking for tender information and all documents, profile making, etc. on such websites that help in maximizing your chances of winning the bids. All you need is to find the best or the most optimum plan that will cater to your needs.
To conclude, in order to keep your business up and running, get your business digitized, stay updated about the e-tender floating in your category and place online bids as and when possible – you will surely become an active business in your city with bids landing in your basket all the time!