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 floor polishing machine x 3 - once off 2017-10-31 11:00 ZNQ469/ 17
Supply and Deliver Water Tanks 5000 Litres, Green (Anti-Sun) X 11 Units 2017-11-08 11:00 ZNQ 048/ 17/ 18 - MCP
Centralisation of records for The Department of science and Technology for a period of three years 2017-11-13 11:00 DST11/ 2017- 18
Supply and deliver boardroom chairs 2017-10-27 11:00 268/ 2017/ 18
Request for proposals: development of Erven 257, 258, 259, 260, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269, 270, 273, 275, 276, 283, 285 & 286 measuring 30.7959 HA in extent and the remainder of farm 287 measuring 733.0000 ha in extent for the Covie communal property association, Covie, Bitou municipality, Eden district Municipality,Western Cape. 2017-11-03 11:00 SSC WC Q18 (2017/ 2018)
Hip spica table 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ: 406/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to develop a model land use scheme for a period of eight (08) months 2017-11-13 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0123(2017/ 2018)
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider for repair of damaged Planar 17’’ 3D Stereoscopic monitor for the office of CD NGI 2017-10-30 11:00 SSC WC Q19 (2017/ 2018) DRDLR
Specialist Civil Engineering and Geo-Professional Services: DRMS: Phase 4A: Emergency and Ad-Hoc Property Investigations in Support of the Dolomite Risk Management Strategy for the properties of the National Department of Public Works. 2017-11-20 11:00 H17/ 032
Pretoria: Department of Public Works: Rendering of security services at 115 Minaar Workshop, 25 Soutpansberg and 09 Brynterion for period of 24 months 2017-11-14 11:00 Pt17/ 035
Placement or outright Purchase of Automated RNA DNA Extraction for Virology Laboratory for a period of three years 2017-11-20 11:00 RFB 054/ 17/ 18
Pretoria: Department of Water & Sanitation Roodeplaat Training Centre: Renovation of the Kitchen: Appointment of Occupational Health and Safety Agent 2017-11-14 11:00 Pt17/ 032
Pretoria: Department of Public Works: Rendering of security services at Toitskraal Sewerage plant, Wallmansthal and Centre for Advance Training for period of 24 months 2017-11-14 11:00 Pt17/ 034
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Single Quadrupole Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer 2017-11-17 11:00 SAMRC/ BRIPSQLCMS/ 2017/ 32
Pest Control and Fumigation (Mbonwa Clinic) 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 405/ 17/ 18
Supply, Delivery and Installation of In Vitro Extracellular Flux Analyser System 2017-11-17 11:00 SAMRC/ BRIPIVEFAS/ 2017/ 31
Pest Control and Fumigation (KwaMbotho Clinic). Contract Period: 12 Months 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 403/ 17/ 18
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Benchtop Ultracentrifuge 2017-11-17 11:00 SAMRC/ BRIPBUC/ 2017/ 29
Pest Control and Fumigation (Pisgah Clinic). Contract Period: 12 Months 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 408/ 17/ 18
Pest Control and Fumigation (Santombe Clinic). 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 402/ 17/ 18


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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