There are many types of businesses in Malaysia. For businesses that do not rely on day to day sales, there are other options such as to embark on a project basis type or making a deal on binding a contract. However, the most popular type of business opportunity for medium and big corporation is the tender document type. This is because there is big money to be made that can sustained their business for a period of time.
I’ve been introduced to tender document advertisement on the newspaper when I first started working on my third job in downtown KL. At that time, I know nothing about the business that the company is in. 3 weeks on the job, I went to a tender briefing at RTM Angkasapuri with my boss that time. RTM wanted to install a Digital Video Broadcasting system and quite a number of companies showed up to assess the opportunity. I’ve documented the trip on a website I’ve created here.
That was my first tender briefing I’ve attended. The tender document if I’m not mistaken cost RM150. That is cheaper than Multinational, Government Link Companies or Public Listed Companies tender document that can easily sell at RM1000++. During my employment there, I’ve assessed a couple of other tender documents. There are times that I started to become sick of it but then again, I think it’s even better than having to do those tedious computers programming language.
Recently, 3 days after joining my new company, my manager brought me over to KLIA to attend a tender document briefing. The tender briefing was about an initial study for asset tagging management system. It was quite interesting since it is an open tender, there was about 50-60 company representatives who had came to find out what the tender briefing is all about. By the way, if you want find tender documents advertisements and information fast and easy, head over to Tender Direct. For a small fee of RM30 per month, they’ll deliver tender notices by fax, phone and e-mail. I’ve tried it 3 years back while it was still launched and find it very useful if you are a tender document hunter.
Anyway, here’s some snapshots of the tender briefing I attended at Malaysia Airlines Berhad building in KLIA.
MA Technologies Front Desk
During the tender briefing
The tender document have been submitted 2 weeks back. I recently called them up and asked about the their progress. So far, they haven’t reviewed any of the tender documents submitted. I guess, we have to wait for a month for them to get back. Well, I’ll just move on to something else I guess.