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.
Pest Control for Priority Assets Management ( City Hall, Grand Parade Toilets and Athlone Stadium) from 1 December 2017 – 30 June 2018 2017-12-18 12:00 SC11800079
Supply and deliver & install OFFICE DESK, 32MM SOLID TOP ,2400mm x 750mm x 735mm, 2 x desk high pedestal,3 standard drawers,with central locking.Colour 2 tone Summer oak melamine & storm slate 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Upgrading of kitchen cupboards at Goodwood Disaster Management Cnr Frans Conradie Drive & Hugo Street Good wood 2017-12-20 12:00 SC11800081
Supply: twin blast sprayer kit bs 390/n87 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800887
Supply 316 stainless steel flat bar 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800892
Supply: 1 each x stork model cen40-200 centrifugal pump 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800896
Supply: Klinger 6mm, 10mm mechanical seal packing (8m) roll 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800894
Supply: Refreshments 2017-12-15 15:00 GF11800534
Supply: Refreshments 2017-12-18 15:00 GF11800535
Supply polyurethane blades 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800891
Roeland Street Fire Workshop and flat roof repairs 2017-12-18 12:00 SL11800126
Provision of Professional Services: Upgrade and Refurbishment of Resorts in BCMM Untill June 2020. 2018-01-12 12:00 BCMM/DCMMS/RS/13/2017/18
Supply: Care packs 2017-12-19 12:00 GG11800395
Provision of Professional Services: Feasibility Study-Upgrade and or Relocation of East London Aquarium 2018-01-12 12:00 BCMM/DCOMMS/AQ/14/2017/18
Supply: Hp cm6030 fuser kit 2017-12-14 11:00 GM11800516
Supply and delivery of approximately 9000 Blankets for a period of three years 2018-01-12 12:00 CE: 251
Supply: Bhizhub printing machine b951 staple kit 2017-12-14 11:00 GM1180491A
Supply and delivery of photocopiers for a period of 3 years 2017-12-18 12:00 TG26
Supply and delivery of stationery for a period of 3 years 2017-12-18 12:00 TG25
Supply: Sun protect sunblock spf 50 (100ml) 2017-12-15 15:00 GF11800533

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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