Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

5 rules to remember when bidding through a Joint Venture

By Werner van Rooyen

5 October 2015

www.how2tender.com

If you want to bid for a specific tender and do not have all the necessary skills, recourses, infrastructure or capital you can always look for partners with whom you can join forces through Joint Ventures. A JV can bring you the success you want without being trapped in a never ending partnership or shareholding scenario.

In South Africa the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice have come into effect on 1 May 2015. These new codes place a lot of emphasis on Ownership. Ownership accounts for 25 points on the B-BBEE Scorecard and it is also a Priority Element. If your company is not going to score any points on Ownership you are also going to struggle to achieve a good B-BBEE Level. This will impact negatively on your tender responses. Through Joint Ventures you can overcome this obstacle by joining forces with Black Owned companies thus increasing your Ownership score with a Consolidated B-BBEE certificate.

We foresee that Joint Ventures will become an integral part of South Africa’s business sphere. For this reason there are five things that you must remember when you respond to a tender through a Joint Venture:

  1. Always draw-up an official Joint Venture Agreement;
  2. The Joint Venture Agreement must be tender specific - this means the name of the tender as well as the tender number must be recorded in the Joint Venture Agreement;
  3. Establish a Lead Partner in the Joint Venture and use the Lead Partner’s information when completing the Standard Bidding Documents and any other forms or documents;
  4. Joint Ventures must submit a Consolidated B-BBEE certificate if it is not an incorporated entity when responding to tenders. You apply for a Consolidated B-BBEE certificate at your B-BBEE Verification Agency who will issue the Consolidated B-BBEE certificate after combining the Joint Venture partners’ B-BBEE Certificates - this should not be a tedious task and it should not take long at all ;
  5. The Consolidated B-BBEE certificate must be tender specific - in other words it must contain the name and number of the tender that you are responding to;

If you follow these five easy rules when responding to a tender through a Joint Venture, your response will not be disqualified.

Learn today - earn tomorrow.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Conference facility with catering 2018-02-26 12:00 B651/2017/18
Supply: Gauge for spray Gun;1.3 Spray Gun;1.8 Spray Gun 2018-02-28 12:00 GD11800771
Service Provider to Train 50 Smme’s on the tender Document Processes 2018-03-01 12:00 RFQ / 358
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800716
Appointment of a service provider to assist with the recruitment and selection process of Section 56 Managers 2018-02-27 12:00 RFQ 293/2017/18
Supply padlock; brass 2018-02-22 11:30 GG11800711
Accredited Firefighter 1 Training (Firefighter 1 course and Hazmat Awareness) 2018-02-27 11:00 296/2017/18
Supply ceramic tiles 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800710
Trencing and Installation of Cables as and when required 2018-03-26 12:00 ENG012/2018
Provide Health Care Services - Medical Surveillance 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/SHEQ01/2017
Recruitment Services 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/HR03/2017
Monitoring and Inspection Services. 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/RFP/NBD01/2017
To Operate, Maintain and to Supply Equipment in Sewer Treatment Plant 2018-03-27 10:00 MPPPSC001082
Supply solid SA pine timber 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800714
Supply and deliver new borehole motor and pump combination 18.5KW 8.3l/s @ 125m (head) 2018-02-27 12:00 294/2017/18
Provision of Cleaning Services. 2018-03-14 11:00 OTT/444/201802
Request for Proposals are Invited for Investment in the Refurbishment and Management of the Rustenburg Showgrounds on a Long-Term Lease Basis 2018-03-27 10:00 RLM/DLED/0101/2017/18
Maintenance of Hydraulic Bin Compactors for two (2) years. 2018-03-15 14:00 58726
Request for Proposal for Drilling Two (2) Slim Hole Geologic Characterization Wells in the Zululand Basin for the South African Pilot Carbon Storage Project. 2018-03-16 11:00 435
Provisioning of Security Services in Mangaung Metropolitan, surrounding towns and Thabo Mofutsanyana District. 2018-03-16 11:00 FDC BID NO. 004/2018

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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