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.

Learn to earn

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Snack packs 2017-12-18 15:00 GF11800536
Service Agents to Service Rosenbauer Fire Pumps in Various Fire Stations 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/19
Supply info signals 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800882
Accommodation needed in Paarl Area 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/141
Supply Fibreglass grating 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800879
Supply and delivery of Fencing Material at Vanrhynsdorp 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/43
Supply and fit microwave cages 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800878
Supply and delivery of Tyres at Moorreesburg 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/141
Supply 400mm Inlet Valve at Kloofnek 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800877
Supply: mainline valve 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800876
Service and Repairs of Transformators at Ganzekraal Holiday Resort 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/106
Supply: interface line bore connector 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800880
Supply and delivery of W Type Gates at Moorreesburg 2017-12-21 12:00 6/5/2/365
Supply twin blast sprayer kit 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800881
Supply: mono pump progressive cavity pump stork pump 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800895
Supply,deliver & install ,Floating Top - 1100 mm, SMALL MOUNTED TABLE without legs for stationery 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Supply Lubricants 2017-12-14 16:00 GC11800394
Supply and deliver SLEIGH BASE VISITORS CHAIRS ferrograin frame,SEAT NETTED BACK, intergral sleigh frame. Moulded foam seat, bonded leather. 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Supply,deliver & install BOARDROOM TABLE ,with storm slate table legs.Colour :SUMMER OAK MELAMINE. 8-10 Seater 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Suppl, deliver & install NETTED HIGH BACK CHAIR ,synchro no head rest. BLACK BONDED leather,adjustable arms 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662


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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