Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Finding Sub-contractors

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.

After the Preferential Procurement Regulations were gazetted there is a need for businesses to find sub-contractors.

But where are businesses, which respond to tenders, going to find sub-contractors? We have thought about this and one answer is at Briefing Sessions.

Briefing Sessions or Information Sessions, are usually compulsory for all bidders that want to respond to a specific tender. For this reason, anyone trying to win a specific tender will attend the Briefing / Information Sessions.

You will find all sorts of businesses at Briefing Sessions - from large Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies to the small one-man operations or sole proprietors. Many times smaller businesses won't necessarily be able to comply with all the requirements of a tender, and therefor their tender responses will be unsuccessful whereas larger businesses will comply with all the requirements of a tender and their tender responses are successful.

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 the future. We foresee that Briefing Sessions are going to be the place where potential sub-contracting deals are going to be made.

Keep in mind, 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.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops, workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider In Consortium/ Multi-Disciplinary Consisting of : Project Management Services, Civil And Structural Engineering Services, Quantity Surveying Services, Architectural Services, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services, Town and Regional Planning Services, Land Surveying Services, Agricultural Engineering Services, Environmental Practitioner Services, Construction Health And Safety Services and Geohydrology Services For The Project: The Establishment of Technical Support Unit For The Rural Infrastructure Development Directorate: Limpopo Provincial Shared Service Centre Of The Department Of Rural Development And Land Reform To Provide Project Management, Planning, Feasibility And Detail Design; And Cost Estimation For Build Environment Professional Services And Advisory Services For A Period Of Two (2) Years. 2018-12-07 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- CRDP- 0003 (2018/ 2019)
Department of Education: eThekwini Region: Amatshezulu High School: Hammarsdale: Water and Sanitation Programme Phase 3 2018-12-18 11:00 ZNTD 03835W
Department of Education: eThekwini Region: Mankayiyana Primary School: KwaDukuza: Water and Sanitation Programme Phase 3 2018-12-18 11:00 ZNTD 03869W
Department of Education: eThekwini Region: Magojolo Primary School: Maphumulo: Water and Sanitation Programme Phase 3 2018-12-18 11:00 ZNTD 03870W
Department of Education: eThekwini Region: Emolweni Primary School: Emolweni: Water and Sanitation Programme Phase 3 2018-12-18 11:00 ZNTD 04055W
Department of Home Affairs:Pinetown Local Office:Procurement of Office Accommodation and Parking: Office space required of 962.76m² and 11 secured parking bays on site. 2018-12-13 11:00 DBN18/ 11/ 01
Supply and Delivery of Protective Clothing for Cleaning and Gardening Service 2018-12-08 11:00 NST18/ 037
Kimberley: Gardening services for three years at the Department of Roads and Public Works Distric Office (Padkamp Offices) 2018-12-14 11:00 DRPW 031/ 2018
Kimberley: Gardening services for three years at the Department of Roads and Public Works,Tebogo Leon Tume Complex and Prestige Accommodation 2018-12-14 11:00 DRPW 032/ 2018
Kimberley: Gardening services for three years at the Department of Roads and Public Works,Frances Baard Distric Workshop 2018-12-14 11:00 DRPW 033/ 2018
Limpopo Province: Tzaneen: Procurement of alternative office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 313.43 sqm and lettable area of 284.94 sqm on behalf of the Department of Correctional Services for a period of 03 years 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 45
Limpopo Province: Musina: Procurement of alternative office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 350.02 sqm and lettable area of 315.02 sqm with 08 shaded parking bays on behalf of the South African Police Services for a period of 3 years. 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 44
Limpopo Province: Burgesfort: Procurement of office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 465 sqm and lettable area of 422.73 sqm with 05 parking bays on behalf of Department of Labour for a period of 05 years. 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 46
Limpopo Province: Thohoyandou : Procurement of office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 941.50 sqm and lettable area of 855.91 sqm with 50 parking bays on behalf of the Department of Correctional Services for a period of 03 years. 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 50
Limpopo Province: Polokwane: Procurement of office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 637.25 sqm and lettable area of 579.32 sqm with 21 parking bays and a generator on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training for a period of 05 years. 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 48
Limpopo Province: Polokwane : Procurement of office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 572 sqm and lettable area of 520 sqm with 23 parking bays on behalf of Government Pension Administration Agency for a period of 03 years. 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 47
Limpopo Province: Thohoyandou (Vhembe Regional Share Service Centre) : Procurement of office accommodation (existing building or building to be constructed) at a total guideline gross area of 1680.60 sqm and lettable area of 1231.53 sqm with 43 parking bays and a generator on behalf of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for a period of 05 years 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 49
Gamalakhe: Department of Health: Gamalakhe Community Health Centre: Hire of Residential Accommodation (Flat/House) 10 x bedrooms 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT 2847W
Clean Ducts and Filters and Do a Particle Count In Theatres X 02 2018-11-23 11:00 ZNQ 918 / 18- 19
Servicing of Air conditioners(Split Units) 2018-11-28 11:00 ZNQ 87 / 18- 19

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