Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Finding Sub-contractors

According to the Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, 30% of all Government Contracts above R30 million must be sub-contracted to specific categories of SMME’s. 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.

Once the new Regulations are gazetted there businesses will need to find sub-contractors to fill this requirement.

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 future.

But where are large businesses that respond to tenders, or for that matter any business, going to find sub-contractors?

The answer is Briefing Sessions, or Information Sessions, (as it is also known), which are usually compulsory for all bidders that want to respond to a specific tender. For this reason, everyone attempting to win a specific tender has to attend Briefing Sessions or Information Sessions.

At these Briefing Sessions you will meet all types of businesses – from large Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies to the small one-man operations or sole proprietors. Sometimes, small businesses won’t necessarily be able to comply with all the requirements of a tender and therefor their tender responses will be unsuccessful whereas large businesses will comply and their tender responses will be successful.

These Briefing Sessions are a place where potential sub-contracting deals can be made between the successful bidder and the smaller unsuccessful, but capable, bidder.

It is important to remember that 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.  So make sure you attend Briefing Sessions and network with all the other bidders as well.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend one of the How-to-Tender workshops. www.how2tender.com.

Learn to earn

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a capable service provider to manage gym / wellness centre for the Department of Sport & Recreation South Africa for a period of three years 2018-08-24 08:00 SRSA001/ 2018- 19
Servicing of Genset -{960&240- Hour Service and Annual Electrical Service} at Psychiatric,Pabx And Odtc Genset Plant as per Specification 2018-08-06 11:00 ZNQ 403/ 18- 19
Repairs to UPS Complete. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 42- 2018/ 19
Major Service to Intaka Generator. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 36- 2018/ 19
Major service to Fire Fighting Equipment. 2018-08-27 11:00 ZNQ 38- 2018/ 19
Empty, De - Sludge and Clean Out Sewer Sump Tank X 2 2018-07-30 11:00 ZNQ 81/ 2018/ 19
Major Service to Fire Detection. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 37- 2018/ 19
Major Service to 3 Autoclaves. 2018-07-27 11:00 ZNQ 33- 2018/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to provide security services to the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2018-08-10 11:00 NCDSAC- 002- 2018/ 19
Service provider to service air-conditioner at Qulashe clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 01 unit: Kilometers = +/- 52km. 2018-08-02 11:00 110/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Once-off supply of bench-top digital Plankton Image Scanner for acquisition of high resolution images of liquid immersed zooplankton specimens to aid software-based species identification and enumeration 2018-08-20 16:00 NRF/ SAEON/ PLNKIMSCAN/ 2018
Supply and delivery of two new 6m to 6.5m Category C (15 nautical miles offshore) research semi-rigid vessels with trailers for SAEON (South African Environmental Observation Networks), in Port Elizabeth. 2018-08-20 16:00 NRF/ SAEON/ SMALLVESSELS/ 2018
Service provider to repair Ahuja Ssb-45m Pa System x 01 unit 2018-08-02 11:00 108/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Provision of security services 2018-08-20 12:00 MTK 10/ 2018
Service provider to replace miranti door with a double alluminium door for paeds entrance service provider must be CIDB grade 1GB x 01 unit. 2018-08-02 11:00 163/ 2017/ 2018NSI
Service provider to service air-conditioner at Sphamandla clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 01 unit kilometers = +/- 18km 2018-08-02 11:00 115/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Demarcation Tape 2018-08-13 12:15 10383891
Service provider to service borehole pump, the kilometers from St. Apollinaris Hospital to the clinics (single trip to) is Malenge Clinic x 01 (+/- 27km); Riverside clinic x 01 (+/- 18km); Qulashe clinic x 01 (+/- 52km) 2018-08-02 11:00 81/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Service provider to service air-conditioners at gateway clinic, the company must be CIDB 1ME or above x 8 units. 2018-08-02 11:00 114/ 2018/ 2019NSI
Finger Print Pads “micro porous” 2018-08-13 12:45 10383914

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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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