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.
Park Maintenance of Ward 55 area 5 2017-08-28 14:00 W101800124
All prospective bidders are hereby invited to submit quotations for the following: Supply and delivery of tractor tyres 2017-08-21 12:00 No reference supplied
Supply: weatherboard 2017-08-18 12:00 R051800126
Supply: Hardware items 2017-08-23 12:00 R051800127
Supply: Coral blankets 2017-08-18 12:00 R051800129
Supply: adhesive 2017-08-18 12:00 R051800125
Service Provider to plan and implement the Busking Project 2017-08-24 09:00 W071800075
All prospective bidders are hereby invited to submit quotations for the following: Supply and installation of suggestion boxes 2017-08-21 12:00 No reference supplied
Supply: Drill pnuematic and sds hammer 2017-08-18 12:00 W041800147
Supply: Ladder, blade, polarity tester, shovel. 2017-08-23 12:00 W041800144
Supply: Linbins 2017-08-18 12:00 W041800146
Supply: C/breaker lv;mcb;40a;5ka;s/p;crv1/d;s 2017-08-23 11:00 R091800098
Supply: C/breaker and guy grip 2017-08-23 11:00 R091800097
Supply: Stay guard;wooden;109mmx45mmx2m 2017-08-22 11:00 R091800100
All prospective bidders are hereby invited to submit quotations for the following: maintenance material for electrical 2017-08-21 12:00 No reference supplied
Supply: Elec box; str light control s/phase 60a 2017-08-22 11:00 R091800099
Tenders are hereby invited for the supply of Catering Services AAD2018 - 08 at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 2017-08-28 10:00 AAD2018 - 08
All prospective bidders are hereby invited to submit quotations for the following: maintenance material for electrical 2017-08-21 12:00 No reference supplied
Complaints & Disciplinary Management System 2017-08-28 12:00 T04/2017
Master Data Management System 2017-08-28 12:00 T04/2017

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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.
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