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 and delivery of software 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180364
Supply, Fitment and Maintenance of a Fleet Tracking System to Government Vehicles for a period of 5 years. 2018-01-26 11:00 SCMU 10 17/18 - 0011
Appointment of a suitable service provider to manage funds for the National Skills Authority (NSA) on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training 2017-12-26 11:00 DHET115
Manufacture, Supply, deliver and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Circuit Breakers 2018-01-12 12:00 BSM 46/18
Supply and delivery of laboratory reagents and equipment for pharmacology Department at Universitas Central Hospital. 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 02/17/18
Supply, delivery and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Control Panels 2018-01-12 12:00 B/SM 45/18
Supply, upgrade and replacement of sewer networks in the Witzenberg Area (3 year tender) 2018-01-22 12:00 BID 08/2/15/46
Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of a Roller Ironer Complete Package and Three (3) Extractors 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 05/2017/2018
Laundry and Ironing Services 2018-01-26 12:00 SCM11-2017-18
Construction of a new store and toilets at Napier Water Treatment Plant 2018-01-26 12:00 Q13-2017-18
Supply and installation of rigid security fencing in the WC024 area, (the municipality reserves the right to accelerate the project in the year which the funds becomes available) 2018-01-26 12:00 BSM 17/18
Supply and Installation of Lectern 2017-12-20 11:00 GK11800362
Supply and fitment of new tyres, tubes and provision of tyre repair and other related services 2018-01-10 12:00 08/2/15/55
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated management information system (MIS) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0016/MIS
Sale of church site in Pine Valley, Wolseley 2018-01-05 12:00 08/2/15/63
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0017/ERP
Stringing and cabling at Everest substation (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0043R
Stringing and cabling at Harvard ss and minor works at Merapi ss (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0045R
Supply and delivery of Electrical Cables 2017-12-15 10:00 REQ02881
Construction of Tshiame (Makgolokweng) new, police station: Free State Province 2018-02-06 10:30 19/1/9/1/109TB(17)

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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.
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