Issue Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

By Werner van Rooyen

4 May 2015

www.how2tender.com

On 1 May 2015 the new Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice kicks in. There has been a lot of talk about how the new Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice is going to change the B-BBEE Score Cards of all businesses that do not comply with the Amended Codes. Many businesses will drop considerably in their B-BBEE score should they not prepare well in advance to comply with the new Amended Codes.

But what has changed so much to worry us all? First of all the elements have been reduced from seven to five. This means there will be no employment Equity points to earn on the number of black employees you as business owner employs.

Secondly there are new expressions that have to be mastered - expressions such as Priority Elements and Empowering Supplier. These two new expressions will change the way you think about B-BBEE going forward. In the old days there was no sub-minimum score to achieve but with the Amended Codes you will find that under the Priority Elements you will need to score a sub-minimum to earn recognition for your efforts on these specific elements.

The new Amended Codes seems to favour the expressions black people in stead of black employees that we got use to during the last seven or eight years.

Fortunately it is not all doom and gloom. The turnover thresholds for Exempt Micro Enterprises as well as Qualifying Small Enterprises have increased considerably.

There are many more changes that are coming into effect on 1 May 2015. These Amended Codes will impact heavily on how you are going to do business in future and we suggest that you get as much knowledge as possible on the subject to make informed decisions for your business going forward.

How2Tender.com will be hosting seminars to help you to get a better understanding of the Amended Codes and what it means to you and your business. You can also gain all the knowledge when it comes to tender responses by attending one of our How-to-tender workshops. Please visit our website for more detail at www.how2tender.com.

Happy tendering

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-03-01 15:00 GJ11800683
Upgrade Isikhova Park, Supply and installation of water tank at Isikhova Park. 2018-03-02 12:00 SB11800549
Supply of end user computing devices and services 2018-03-02 12:00 REF: RFPUJ 05/2018
Supply and Delivery of Polymer Products and Adaptor. 2018-02-27 11:00 280037
Supply MV Terminations 2018-03-01 15:00 GJ11800687
Repair to paving Harmony Park Resort 2018-02-28 12:00 SB11800553
Skills Program Training of BVM’S Employees 2018-02-26 11:00 280696
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-02-23 15:00 GJ11800692
Appointment of Service Providers to carry out feasibility studies of proposed sites in Kwazulu-Natal Province for the potential of Social Housing Projects 2018-03-09 11:00 SHRA/RFB/SDT/04/201718
Atmospheric emission consulting engineer required for stack sampling at Maitland Crematorium. 2018-03-02 09:00 SN11800569
Rental, Services of Sani Bins and supply of Germicidal Sanitary Spray for Area 2, From March 2018 until June 2018 2018-02-27 12:00 SB11800543
Supply and delivery of Kiosk Poly 2018-02-26 11:00 280050
Horticultural maintenance: Cleaning, soil preparations & mulching of planting beds at Delft Cemetery. 2018-03-05 14:00 SN11800567
Supply and delivery of Cock Stops 2018-02-27 11:00 280250
Supply and delivery of projectors 2018-02-23 14:00 GK11800463
Supply and delivery of wifi adapter - wifi adapter 2018-02-23 11:00 GK11800464
Provision of Central Printing Units for the Production of Mono and Color Printing 2018-03-09 12:00 CENTRAL PRINT UNIT CPU/2018/01
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of corporate sustainability performance solution for ATNS. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/RFP CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE SOLUTION/29/10/2017 (2)
Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest in a Strategic Partnership with Atlantis Forge (Pty) Ltd 2018-03-09 16:00 Not Supplied
Provision of Learning and Development Programme Services. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/L&D PROGRAMME 12/17(1)

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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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