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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Dental laboratory service for Prostodontis 2018-06-04 11:00 ZNQ 194 of 18/ 19
Annual service of Infrared testing on electrical installation. 2018-06-08 11:00 H104/ 18/ 19
Annual service of Nurse calling system. 2018-06-08 11:00 H102/ 18/ 19
Major service to autoclaves - companies must be registered on CIBD (2ME). 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 109/ 2018
The Periodic Maintenance of TR 35/1 Between Beaufort West and the Eastern Cape Borders (Km58.00 To Km 74.22) 2018-06-28 11:00 S034/ 18
The Periodic Maintenance of tr 30 Section 1 from Langhoogte (Km0.00) to Villiersdorp (Km 22.43) and Section 2 from Villiersdorp (Km 0.38) to to Worcester (Km 12.00). 2018-06-28 11:00 S035/ 18
Vending machine rental services 2018-06-04 11:00 ZNQ 1264 of 17/ 18
Taylor Bequest hospital in Mt fletcher phase 2: Staff accommodation - renovations and additions 2018-06-22 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0412- HO
Taylor Bequest hospital in Mt fletcher phase 1: New staff accommodation and prefabricated ablutions 2018-06-22 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0040- HO
Major service to clarifiers -companies must be registered on CIBD (2ME ) 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 110/ 2018
Repairs and Refurbishments of Gqebera Community Health Center at Nelson Mandela Metro - PE 2018-06-29 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0359- HO
Isilimela hospital phase 1 in Gomolo, Port St Johns Municipality: Upgrading of existing accommodation and provision of 4 new prefabricated buildings 2018-06-22 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0085- HO
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on Various Roads within Camperdown Zone - Mpumalanga Area Office -Grade 7CE 2018-06-22 11:00 ZNT 4056/ 16T
Major service to theater lights (supply 20 bulbs)- companies must be registered on CIBD (2EB). 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 106/ 2018
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on Various Roads within Applesbosch Zone - Umshwathi Area Office -Grade 7CE 2018-06-22 11:00 ZNT 4017/ 16T
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on Various Roads within Taylors Halt Zone 6 - Merrivale Area Office -Grade 7CE 2018-06-22 11:00 ZNT 4008/ 16T
Major service to power factor correction – companies must be registered on CIBD (2ME). 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 105/ 2018
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on Various Roads within Howick Zone1 - Vulindlela Area Office -Grade 7CE 2018-06-22 11:00 ZNT 3997/ 16T
Major service to uninterrupted power supply -companies must be registered on CIBD (2EB) 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 107/ 2018
Repairs and Refurbishments of Leticia Bam Community Health Center at Nelson Mandela Metro - PE 2018-06-29 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0360- HO

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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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