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.
Supply: Safety wear 2017-10-27 10:00 GA11800136
Upgrading of Aventura Sewerage Pump Station Civil Works 2017-11-03 12:00 SCM/2018/149/ENG
Supply: Safety wear 2017-10-27 10:00 GA11800135
Supply: 130 each x visor;face shield;clear lens 2017-11-03 10:00 GA11800134
Sup[ply: Accessories 2017-11-03 10:00 GA11800133
Supply: Footwear 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800132
Supply: Clothing 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800131
Supply: 180 each x hat;hard;plastic;wht 2017-10-31 12:30 GA11800130
Cleaning inside 14m wide pipeline servitude 2017-10-26 10:00 DIC0022927
Supply and Installation of Boundary Fencing in Plettenberg Bay 2017-11-03 12:00 SCM/2018/154/ENG
Supply: Gloves 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800129
Supply: Coats 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800128
Supply: 5kg x coir 6mm buffered 2017-10-23 16:00 GC11800274
Supply: Gift packs senior event 2017-10-24 15:00 GF11800343
Supply: Refreshments-Scottsdene 2017-10-23 15:00 GF11800342
Supply & delivery of Mobile toilet on trailer 2017-10-26 10:00 DSC0017395
Erf clearing and removal of illegal dumping and nuisance on overgrown properties, within City of Cape Town - (Eastern - AREA 2) 2017-10-31 12:00 SC11800020
Supply: Asphalt; wearing course; hot mix 2017-10-20 14:00 GE11800581
Supply: Industrial standard bolted shelving grey 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800582
Supply & delivery of sand in the Drakenstein Area 2017-10-26 10:00 DIC0022926

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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