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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Tender to secure business for a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114593  Tender to secure business for a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who use the tendering process to secure new business for their own business venture.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Dentify information resources of available business and new markets accessed through tendering processes.
  • Analyse tender documents for viability in the new venture context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between costs, revenue and profits in securing the tender.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and investigate new products/services to apply competitive tender costing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard should be competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Costing and pricing in tendering contexts.
  • Tendering principles.
  • Tendering to secure business for a new venture.
  • Product and service comparisons.
  • Costing and pricing calculations.
  • Tender presentation methods. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify information sources of available business and new markets that can be accessed . 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify information sources of available business and new markets that can be accessed through the tendering processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electronic media sites are investigated for possible tenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The printed media containing new business or calls for tenders for new business in are identified for own business context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New markets are researched for potential tendering opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other sources of information for tender opportunities are identified and investigated for own business opportunities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse tender documents for viability in the new venture context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tenders for own business are identified with reasons why they suit own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The presentation methods and tender submissions procedures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The business activity levels within a specific tender are recognised and limitations of own business capacity are specified in that context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The internal and external factors of human resources capacity that impact on a specific tender are determined for own business. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calculate costs, revenue and profits of a specific tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available costing methods are reviewed in relation to the tender specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product/Services costs and prices applicable to the tender are calculated accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The internal factors impacting upon pricing decisions are identified and discussed in relation to the profitability of the tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The external factors impacting upon pricing decisions are identified and explained in relation to the profitability of the tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Variations in pricing decisions are to be calculated in terms of the impact on the break-even point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Break-even point of the tender is determined for own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Profit mark-up is calculated and analysed for the tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Costing and pricing methods are reviewed to ensure correct application to tender specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Expenses and revenues are classified and categorised for the specific tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Suppliers and new products are assessed in terms of potential contribution to profit and securing the tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Competing products/services are identified and considered in the tendering process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete tender documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tender documents are completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Checks and balances are carried out on the costing and input into the documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dates and times of submitting tenders are adhered to. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Costs, revenue, pricing, tendering and profits.
  • Determination of break-even point
  • Costing and pricing methods
  • Direct and indirect costs
  • Tendering procedures and principles
  • Application of commonly-used information gathering techniques.
  • Application of financial concepts.
  • Price negotiating skills
  • Appropriate use of financial analysis in making accurate decisions.
  • Presentation of tenders and completion of tender documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking, in terms of mathematical skills in tendering. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management using structured methods for profitability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information using mathematical and accountancy methods in relation to appropriate financial activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills verbally, graphically and in writing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50371   Further Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Adziambei Academy 
    2. ALMEL TRAINING 
    3. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    4. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    5. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    6. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    8. Enjo Consultants 
    9. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    10. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    11. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    12. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    13. Learn A Trade 
    14. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    15. Longata Consultant 
    16. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    17. Majuba TVET College 
    18. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    19. MPACT 
    20. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    21. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. Project ECD (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Royal Express 
    25. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    26. South African Film Institute 
    27. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    28. VCK Training and Technical Services Pty Ltd 
    29. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    30. Zuzulwazi Development 



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