Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Finding Sub-contractors

These categories are:

  • Black female owned EME's or QSE's;
  • Black youth owned EME's or QSE's;
  • Black owned EME's or QSE's.

After the Preferential Procurement Regulations were gazetted there is a need for businesses to find sub-contractors.

But where are businesses, which respond to tenders, going to find sub-contractors? We have thought about this and one answer is at Briefing Sessions.

Briefing Sessions or Information Sessions, are usually compulsory for all bidders that want to respond to a specific tender. For this reason, anyone trying to win a specific tender will attend the Briefing / Information Sessions.

You will find all sorts of businesses at Briefing Sessions - from large Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies to the small one-man operations or sole proprietors. Many times smaller businesses won't necessarily be able to comply with all the requirements of a tender, and therefor their tender responses will be unsuccessful whereas larger businesses will comply with all the requirements of a tender and their tender responses are successful.

By implementing the 30% sub-contracting rule Government is trying to spread the wealth that comes with winning a tender. This will be good for growing SMME's in the future. We foresee that Briefing Sessions are going to be the place where potential sub-contracting deals are going to be made.

Keep in mind, for a business to become a sub-contractor it will have to be a running concern. Large businesses will only use dependable sub-contractors with a proven track record.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops, workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and Delivery of Self-Adhesive Pharmaceutical Labels to all Hospitals/Institutions under the control of the Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a period of three (3) years 2018-10-19 11:00 WCGHSC0168/ 2018
Installation of Speed humps and Rumble strips on P129. 2018-10-23 11:00 ZNT373T/ C237/ 12000/ S/ 13
Request for Proposals to assist the ARC with the travel, accommodation and conference services for all the ARC offices nationally 2018-10-22 11:00 ARC/ 11/ 09/ 18
Installation of Speed humps and Rumble strips on P1-8. 2018-10-23 11:00 ZNT373T/ C237/ 12000/ S/ 12
Refrigerated Cross-Border Transport and clearing of cargo; including payment of import Value Added Tax (VAT) for the import of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines from Botswana via the Kopfontein Border Post 2018-10-29 11:00 ARC/
Installation of Speed humps and Rumble strips on P12-2.: Civil Engineering services: Tender must be registered as grade 2CE only with the CIDB register of contractors.Tender must be registered as Emerging Contractors in the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme (as per database of Department of Transport) 2018-10-23 11:00 ZNT373T/ C237/ 12000/ S/ 11
Bontle Ke Botho (BKB) Greening Project 2018/19 2018-10-12 11:00 GT/ GDARD/ 130/ 2018
Betterment & Re-graveling of D88 in the Amajuba District. 2018-10-18 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 796
Betterment & Re-graveling of D88 in the Amajuba District. 2018-10-18 11:00 C253/ 1718/ BR/ 823
SANParks invite prospective bidders to submit offers for a Three (3) Year contract for Corrective Maintenance & Renovations on Infrastructure in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province. 2018-10-19 11:00 GNP- 017- 18
The RAF invites a suitable service provider to provide the Road Accident Fund (RAF) rented office space for the RAF East London Regional Branch. 2018-10-19 11:00 RAF/ 2018/ 00044
Appointment of a Construction Service Provider (SP) to Undertake the Maintenance and Repairs of Existing Facilities at Roodeplaat Dam Provincial Nature Reserve (RDNR). 2018-10-12 11:00 Gauteng: Agriculture and Rural Development: Agriculture
Provision of Office Accommodation: Empangeni Local Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-10-26 11:00 48/ 2018
Appointment of a Software Development Service Provider to Review, Design, Develop and Maintain the Integrated Management Information System (MIS) For The CETA. 2018-10-12 11:00 006– 2018/ 2019
Provision of Office Accommodation: Stanger Satellite Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-10-26 11:00 53/ 2018
Provision of Office Accommodation: Limpopo Mpumalanga Provincial Office for a leased period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-10-26 11:00 47/ 2018
Removal and Disposal of Printing Aluminium Lithographic Plates from Shore Base Naval Publication Unit, Simon’s Town as per Statement of Work 2018-11-14 11:00 SPSC- B- 046- 2018
Provision of Office Accommodation: Bochum Satellite Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-10-26 11:00 49/ 2018
Renovations and repairs of E-Block, Bluff Military Base Durban as per Statement of Work 2018-10-23 11:00 SPSC- B- 045- 2018
Provision of Office Accommodation: Kimberley Local Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2018-10-26 11:00 40/ 2018

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