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.
Major service to diesel storage tank (1400lt) supply 5000lt -companies must be registered on CIBD. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 111/ 2018
The Construction of 2.000kms of Local Gravel Road L3212 Between Chainage 0.000 Km to 2.000 in Ndwedwe Local Municipality 2018-06-28 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ C2930/ 188/ S/ 1/ 2018- 2019
Repairs and Refurbishments of West End Community Health Center at Nelson Mandela Metro - PE 2018-06-29 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0361- HO
Major service to storm water drains -Company must be registered on CIBD. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 113/ 2018
Bidders are hereby invited to provide office accommodation for the FAIS Ombud in Pretoria East and Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa for a period of 3 years with the option to exit after 2 years 2018-06-26 11:00 RFP 30/ 2018
Major service to medical vacuum pumps -companies must be registered on CIBD (2ME. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 115/ 2018
Bidders are hereby invited to provide office accommodation for the FAIS Ombud in Pretoria East and Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa for a period of 3 years with the option to exit after 2 years. 2018-06-25 11:00 FAIS 2018/ 19- 02
Major Service to medical gas banks (oxygen, medical air, nitros) -companies must be registered on CIBD (2ME) 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 114/ 2018
Drilling of borehole at Ezimpondweni Clinic 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 63/ 18/ 19- C
The Appointment of a service provider to provide business continuity solution to Companies Tribunal for a period of two (2) years 2018-06-15 11:00 CT/ 001 (18/ 19)
Supply and install wall mounted industrial fans 65 cm x 20 2018-06-08 11:00 ZNQ 049/ 2018- 19K
Provision of General Building and Grounds Maintenance Services-Kwazulu-Natal 2018-06-15 11:00 SAMRC/ FMPGB& GMS/ 2018/ 02
Consulting services to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for fuel station with truck staging area within the COEGA Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). 2018-06-18 12:00 CDC/ 236 / 18
Provision of General Building and Grounds Maintenance Services-Gauteng 2018-06-15 11:00 SAMRC/ FMPGB& GMS/ 2018/ 03
Supply and deliver 05x Lexmark ink cartridge X654X31E. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 66/ 18/ 19- H
Supply: Book manuscript size A4 2 quire = (qty) 100 units. 2. Book manuscript size A4 4 quire = (qty) 50 units. 3. Pens medium ball black = (qty) 300 units. 4. Stapler desk type = (qty) 50 units. 5. Staples for hem 012601 = (qty) 100 units. Specifications attached to the document 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 21/ 18- 19
Provision of Office Accommodation:Free State North WestProvOffice for a period of 5 years. 2018-06-29 11:00 13/ 2018
Supply: 1. Paper photocopying white bond 80 gsm a3 - (qty) 30 boxes 2. Paper photocopying white bond 80g a4 - (qty) 120 boxes specifications attached to the document. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 24/ 18- 19
Alterations & Refurbishment of Legal Aid SA Benoni Office 2018-06-29 11:00 17/ 2018
Supply 1. Clear garbage bags 40 micron 910mm x 760mm= (qty) 100 pkt (100 pcs per packet) 2. Red garbage bags 40 micron 910mm x 760mm= (qty) 100 pkt (100 pcs per packet) 3. Red garbage bags 40 micron 350mm x 300mm= (qty) 100 pkt (100 pcs per packet). 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 35/ 17- 18, 18/ 18- 19

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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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