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 and delivery of Ms 170 or Approved Equivalent Lightweight Petrol Chainsaw 3,9kg, 1.3kw with 30cm Bar and Chain, Including Safety Wear 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181842
Supply, installation and management of a prepayment electricity vending system for three (03) years to Mbizana Municipality. 2018-08-20 12:00 MBIZ LM/01/07/18/FIN/ELECT
Supply and Delivery of Cordless Telescopic Pole Pruner 3,2kg, 36v With 30cm Bar and Chain, Including Safety Wear 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181842
Request for Information (RFI) on Multiple Gauge Freight three piece Wagon Bogies for Transnet SOC LTD operation as Transnet Engineering. 2018-08-21 10:00 TE18-BFX-05G-04574
Supply and delivery of twelve grey 1800 x 300 x 450mm two compartment lockers, including forty eight (48) feet to be fitted onto locker. 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181843
Provision of a manufacturing facility in zone 1A of The Elidz. 2018-08-21 12:00 EB/ASP2/03/18/Z1A
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CF Pink NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Izixhotyeni Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/04/18-19
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CFB Green NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CFB Yellow NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams Cf White Ncr Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Dyam-Dyam Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/05/18-19
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CB White Ncr Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Lower Toboshane Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/06/18-19
Supply and delivery of various valves on an as and when required basis for a period of five (5) years. 2018-08-22 14:00 MAT00312
Tenders are invited to clear 2m strip either side of Riverstone Road from Chequers pl to Bangor Street,Kabega 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Design, Manufacture, FAT, Delivery of new 400V AC Unit Boards System and Associated Equipment to Site, Offloading, Rigging, Erection, Installation, Site Testing and Commissioning for Units 1 - 4 at Drakensberg Power Station. 2018-08-23 10:00 E/LH3681
Tenders are invited to clear all BUSH off ERF 3713 as well as ERF 3693 at Hilltop Road,Lovemore Lake 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Tenders are invited to clear all BUSH off open ERF behind 50 Aloe street, Forest Hill 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Completion of Libode Social Development Offices – including remedial works. 2018-08-23 11:00 SCMU5-18/19-0016


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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