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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Construction of Sewer Lines Tarka Mossel Bay 2018-01-12 12:00 45-17/18
Construction of the extension of Taung library 2018-01-02 12:00 SCM/SS06/2017/2018
The Supply and delivery of 7 x Sealing End 132kv 400SQ CU of D2872 2018-01-23 13:00 DX 756
Guarding and Security Services at the Overberg District Municipality’s Bredasdorp and Caledon Offices 2017-12-18 12:00 T16-2017/18
Construction of Leboeng Access Road 2018-01-09 12:00 FGTM/TS56/17/18
Construction of Tukakgomo Access Road 2018-01-09 12:00 Construction of Lefahla Access Bridge
Construction of Lefahla Access Bridge 2018-01-09 12:00 FGTM/TS54/17/18
Manufacture, Installation, Supply and delivery of Superstructure on Fire Truck for Medupi Power Station Project. (Eskom to Provide Chassis and Cab) 2017-12-14 14:00 PS(M)2017/PVD/01
The supply, delivery and erection of 12 km of hing joint mesh fence for crop fields and 8 km 6 Strand barbed wire fence for grazing camps for Iso Lomuzi Farming services at Nyonini Village in ward 15 of Umfolozi Local Municipality under King Cetshwayo District Municipality within the Kwazulu- Natal province 2017-12-15 11:00 SS-KZN 7/1/6/3 (638) 000R
Supply, delivery, installation, training and ongoing maintenance of a municipal automated document management and workflow system for a period of 36 months 2018-01-04 12:00 FGTM/TS53/17/18
Events management services (Panel) 2018-01-04 12:00 FGTM/TS52/17/18
Marketing, branding and media advertising services 2018-01-04 12:00 FGTM/TS51/17/18
The supply, delivery and erect of 21 km of 6 strand barbed wire fence in support of Agri-hub maize production in Alfred Duma Local Municipality under Uthukela District Municipality within the kwazulu- Natal province 2017-12-15 11:00 SS-KZN 7/1/6/3 ( 640 ) 000R
Purchase of an intergrated governance, risk management, compliance, audit and performance software (GRCAP) 2018-01-03 12:00 FGTM/MM50/17/18
Provision of physical security at identified municipal offices of the Fetakgomo Greater Tubatse Municipality for a period of 24 months 2018-01-03 12:00 FGTM/MM49/17/18
Appointment of a service provider for the production and development of the citizens report 2018-01-18 11:00 NEPO/076/2018
Installation of turnstile and maintenance of access control for Madibeng Local Municipality for a period of 36 months 2018-01-18 10:00 RFT21/11/2017/18
Supply delivery pave and maintenance of asphalt surface roads 2018-01-18 10:00 RFT20/11/2017/18
National key point guarding and patrolling security services for Petrosa in Mossel Bay and at the George Heliport 2017-12-14 10:00 CTT16485
Water network maintenance contractors 2018-01-18 10:00 RFT19/11/2017/18


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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