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 PR Equipment 2018-02-28 14:00 GE11801137
Provision of Website Support & Maintenance Services 2018-03-02 12:00 SCM/2018/184/FIN
Supply Caulking lead 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801135
Provision of a 24Hour Private Security at Kgora Farmer Training Centre for a period of two (2) years. 2018-03-23 11:00 13 READ 33/2017
Lease of Airport Refreshment Kiosk 2018-03-05 12:00 SCM/2018/185/STRAT
Appointment of contractors for the Emergency Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Park, Mall and Servitude Roads 2018-03-23 12:00 T/ING/005/2018
Appointment of contractors for the upgrading of Caledon Street, George. 2018-03-23 23:00 T/ING/008/2018
Supply and Delivery of Chemicals for Water and Wastewater Treatment. 2018-03-23 12:00 T/ING/006/2018
The provision of repairs on various Switchgear items from 6.6kV-33kV and from 44kV-132kV on an as and when required basis for a period of 3 years in Gauteng Operating Unit. 2018-04-04 09:30 Dx 758
The supply of veterinary services for the treatment of sick or injured dogs, dog food and other accessories at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station on an as and when required basis. 2018-02-27 14:00 KBG1841
Supply engineering material 2018-02-27 14:00 GE11801122
Supply Sensus Meinecke Water Meter 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801140
Supply: Fittings/Segment 2018-02-27 14:00 GE11801136
Upgrading of Green Valley Library Grounds 2018-03-09 12:00 SCM/2018/176/ENG
Supply: lock grip couplers 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801144
Supply aluminium walking ramp 2018-02-28 14:00 GE11801142
Supply and delivery of additional items Protective Clothing and Uniform for a period of three years 2018-03-13 12:00 CE: 2A
Waste Management in Elsies River Area 2018-03-05 09:00 SN11800566
Supply: tsurumi 50pua2.75s auto pump 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801143
Supply: Electrical requirements 2018-02-28 15:00 GJ11800682


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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