Company : Fidelity Services Group

Midrand, Gauteng


Job Description

Overall Purpose of the job:


The aim of a Reporting to the Tender Lead, the Tender Cost Specialist is responsible for providing support to strategic services functions throughout the tendering process.


Minimum qualifications :

Matric required

Attention to detail and accuracy essential

Ability to plan and meet deadlines under a highly pressurised environment


Main duties & Responsibilities:

To prepare, lead and manage all costing aspects of a bid/tender within the tender team

Support analysis of top-level requirement capture, drive the choice of Reference Solution and produce first cost estimate with high level gap analysis

Lead cost estimation activities based on gap costing approach (including the cost of identified risks and savings) with all participating units

Support detailed requirement capture, the definition of cost drivers, identification of delta vs reference, the definition of gaps/options to be costed and setting of targets for gaps

Point of contact for work package owners, project managers and department heads in participating units during the gap costing phase

Coordinate gap cost information gathering consolidate cost inputs into overall QCD (quality, cost, delivery) commitment and secure validation from the concerned stakeholders, ensuring overall compliance with technical and contractual requirements

Lead cost estimation activities for changes discussed with the customer during negotiation and update impacted work packages and cost commitment

Participate in and support reviews/meetings as defined by the PMM (includes: Go/No-Go, Kick-off, Tender Gate Review, Tender Review Meeting, Transfer Meeting, Win/Loss assessment)

Support hand-over of cost commitment to project phase (ensure this step is done without impact on overall cost commitment)

Support the Cost Manager of the project team in contract phase in preparing the work packages distribution to the work package

Qualification of sales opportunities with core bid teams

Manage bids through bid process – from qualification through to win/loss reviews; ensure bids are compliant, responsive and complete

Reviews complex, high – level multi – BU or strategic requests for proposals (RFPs)

Ensure that all bids completed within the stipulated time frames

Maintain contact with sales and operations to ensure all opportunities are communicated and maintained

Ensure client contract obligations are met

Be available for customer visits (as and when required)

Updating of bid reports on a daily basis for the department manager

Regular updating of the bid register

Handover of awarded tenders/contract

Behavioural Competencies:






Attention to detail



Attention to detail

Ability to liaise professionally with personnel at all levels

Ability to work without supervision, under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

Additional considerations:


Willing to work overtime

Willing to travel

Core Competencies:





Ability to work under pressure

Neat – handwriting