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: Euromag Battery Pack Model 6X230V including installation and commisioning 2018-02-23 11:00 GH1180410A
Supply 410 charts and Red pens for Kent PX105M0302 Electronic chart recorder. 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800426
Investigation from the fraud hotline reports 2018-02-23 12:00 RFQ/OCM/2017-18/302
Supply and deliver Ultrasonic for Airport 5 pump station 2018-02-27 11:00 GH11800427
Supply 20 x 5l cans of diesel top up oil typical characteristics 2018-02-22 16:00 GC11800504
Supply: Electric bicycle 2018-03-02 14:00 WE11803193
Maintenance, inspection, services and repairs of overhead cranes at Groovlei Power Station. 2018-03-21 10:00 MPGXC005056
Provision of a 24Hour Private Security Services at Head Office (Agricentre Building) for a period of two (2) Years. 2018-03-23 11:00 13 READ 34/2017
Supply: Portable spotlight 2018-02-22 12:00 GD11800751
Supply: Plumbing, hardware & cleaning supplies 2018-02-22 15:00 GB11800665
Provision for Contract Management Training for 20 Officials 2018-02-22 12:00 Lim473/contractmanagement/17/18/33
Provision for Legislative Compliance Workshop for 20 Officials 2018-02-22 12:00 Lim473/legislative compliance/17/18/32
Supply Siemens Transmitter And Manifold 2018-02-22 14:00 GE11801121
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-23 11:00 GH11800423
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800425
Supply: Clamp on meter & insulation tester 2018-02-22 12:00 GD11800753
Establishment and maintenance of fraud hotline for BCMM for a period of one year 2018-02-23 12:00 RFQ/OCM/2017-18/301
Supply and Delivery of Probes 2018-02-22 11:00 GH1180394A
Expression of Interest From Suitably Qualified Service Providers to Undertake an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) General and Application Control Audit 2018-02-22 12:00 162/2017
Appointment of service provider to provide services to design, construct, supply, deliver and install a bronze life size statue of Dr Rubusana. 2018-03-06 12:00 RE-ADVERT: 3140


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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