Our Story

OPENTENDERS helps businesses and entrepreneurs access procurement opportunities online. Founded in 2014 by South African born Tech Entrepreneur, Madoda Khuzwayo, the company’s main service is to aggregate procurement opportunities from Public and Private sector and make them easily accessible online and via email notifications to subscribed members. Our team collects and publishes opportunities daily, giving our subscribers up to date access to the most comprehensive list of tenders and requests for quotations (RFQs) publicly available.

Supporting the National Development Plan

The National Development Plan (NDP) of South Africa envisions a central role for the Small and Medium enterprises in achieving the 2030 vision for South Africa. The NDP visions a 2030 where Small and expanding firms will become more prominent and generate the majority of new jobs that are stimulated through public and private procurement, improved access to debt and equity finance and a simplified regulatory environment. OPENTENDERS support the NDP 2030 vision by making access to procurement opportunities efficient, fast and transparent.

Government Tenders

Anywhere in the world, Governments, along with their State Owned entities, local governments, agencies and departments, buy many goods and services from the private sector and provide a significant market opportunity for businesses of all sizes. The government market provides many opportunities to tender for a wide range of goods and services.

Government tendering involves various guidelines and procedures to ensure that the tendering process is conducted in accordance with ethical, fair and transparent practices. As the Government is accountable to tax-payers, they must ensure that the tendering process is equitable and non-discriminatory. Government procurement processes are designed to encourage competition and promote the efficient, effective and ethical use of government resources.

In addition to winning new business, contracting with Government can offer many advantages to your business, including:

  • A valuable reference that may assist you to secure contracts in the private sector;
  • Experience gained is a strong selling point to other public authorities; and
  • Provides a reliable source of business income.

Private Sector Tenders

There has been an increasing move in recent times for private sector businesses to emulate government departments and agencies in their practice of tendering. Many private businesses are choosing to buy their products and services by finding suppliers via a tendering process. And the types, range and amount of products and services they seek are vast and differing, thus offering opportunities to a wide range of businesses.

The private sector is attracted to tendering to realise benefits including; maximising competition, providing an opportunity for a much larger pool of empowered suppliers to make an offer, as well as having a greater choice in selecting a supplier that offers value for money.

Who uses us?

OPENTENDERS is used by many business ranging from small to large businesses to search and get email alerts on open tenders across Public and Private sector. Below are some of the notable brands that use us:

In the Media

Our efforts to help businesses, especially SMME’s, access procurement opportunities with ease have received wide recognition and we’ve been featured on various media platforms including:

Company Information

Company Name: Opentenders (Pty) Ltd.
Founded: 2014
CEO: Madoda Khuzwayo
Location: 4th Floor, West Tower, 2 Maude Street, Sandton