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.
Caledon New Office Accommodation & 7 Parking Bays for SAPS: FCS Unit. 2018-08-03 08:00 CPTL018 / 18
Invitation to be considered for capital allocation for the management of unlisted investment funds - Project Development Partnership Funds. 2018-06-25 11:00 PICAM003/2018
Invitation to be considered for capital allocation for the management of unlisted investment funds - South African Real Estate Funds. 2018-06-25 11:00 PICAM002/2018
Capital Allocation for the Management of Unlisted Investment Funds - South African Impact Investment Funds 2018-06-25 11:00 PICAM001/2018
Request for Proposal for a terminal Operator to Finance, Re-Commission, Operate and Maintenance of the Hfo Tank and the, Financing Design, Development, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and the Transfer of the Liquid Bulk Terminal for the Handling of Liquid Bulk Cargo at the Port of East London and Project Site for a period of 25 (Twenty Five) Years. 2018-11-01 10:00 TNPA 2017/01/013/CM
Supply and Implement a comprehensive fleet management system offering a fully customisable platform on which to administer, manage and support every aspect of its fleet activities 2018-08-06 11:00 RFP30/2018
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Juices Dried Fruit & Veg, Canned Fruit & Veg, Canned meat etc to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region). 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 106- 2017
Appointment of a service Provider for the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) Transport Link Solution 2018-07-03 11:00 ZNT 20 EDTEA 2017/2018
Appointment of a Service Provider for the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) Transport Link Solution 2018-07-23 11:00 ZNT 20 EDTEA 17/ 18
Commercial property development opportunities at Armscor. 2018-06-28 11:00 ESUS/2017/23
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, dairy products to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 117- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, bread and rolls to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 114- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, fresh fruit and vegetables to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 115- 201
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, pasta, rusks and biscuits, porridges and cereals to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-27 11:00 SPSC- B- 119- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various fish (fresh and frozen) to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 112- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, coffee, tea and cooking oil to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-27 11:00 SPSC- B- 123- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, juices, dried fruit & veg, canned fruit & veg, canned meat etc to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-27 11:00 SPSC- B- 124- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, condiments, pickles and herbs and spices etc to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-27 12:00 SPSC- B- 122- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, baking goods, essence, pudding, jelly and sugar to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-27 11:00 SPSC- B- 121- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various meat (fresh and frozen) to the Department of Defence (Oudshoorn area). 2018-09-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 113- 2017

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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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