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.
Construction of a replacement school: Willows Primary School; Heideveld 2017-12-07 11:00 S096/ 17
Drilling and geotechnical services for the preliminary design of the Pietermaritzburg ring road on National route 3 2017-12-01 14:00 NRA N.003- 023- 2010/ 1D- SS1
Vrede SAPS: Police station and housing units: Condition based maintenance on structural, electrical and civil elements CIDB grading 4GB or higher and 3GB PE or higher 2017-11-28 11:00 BL17/ 024
Provision of Office Accommodation: Springbok Satellite Office for a period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2017-12-08 11:00 35/ 2017
Provision of Office Accommodation: Groblersdal Satellite Office for a period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2017-12-08 11:00 34/ 2017
Provision of Office Accommodation: Groblersdal Satellite Office for a period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2017-12-08 11:00 34/ 2017
Provision of Office Accommodation: Vryheid Justice Centre for a period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). 2017-12-08 11:00 32/ 2017
Provision of Office Accommodation: Modimolle Justice Centre for a period of 5 years 2017-12-08 11:00 33/ 2017
Provision of Office Accommodation: Tzaneen Justice Centre for a period of 5 years. 2017-12-08 11:00 37/ 2017
Supply of Hygiene Equipment and Maintenance Services to Gauteng Department of Education Offices for a specific term contract for period of 3 years 2017-11-24 11:00 GT/ GDE/ 158/ 2017
NW384 - Ditsobotla Local Office Accommodation 2017-11-24 11:00 IEC/ NW- 03/ 2017
NW393 - Mamusa Local Office Accommodation 2017-11-24 11:00 IEC/ NW- 04/ 2017
Supply, installation and commissioning of an overhead travelling crane, complete with all ancillary equipment and associated works as per specification 2017-11-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 028- 2017
NW405 - Ventersdorp/Tlokwe - Ventersdorp Local Office Accommodation 2017-11-24 11:00 IEC/ NW- 05/ 2017
The construction of Umzimkhulu Integrated Public Transport Facility 2017-12-01 11:00 ZNT 4188/ 17 T
Bulwer Prison: Rehabilitation of old Bulwer Prison, Dartnell Street. It is estimated that tenderers should have CIDB contractor grading designation of 8GB or higher 2017-11-30 11:00 DBN17/ 10/ 08
NDPW: Maintenance, comprehensive service and repairs of all 174 Lifts, hoist and stair lifts for paraplegic equipment for all clients within the jurisdiction of JHB Regional Office for a period of 24 months. 2017-11-24 11:00 JHB.17/ 34
Rendering of domestic and international travel & Human Resource arrangements for the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans for a period of three years. 2017-12-04 11:00 CPSC- B- PC- 025- 2017R
Statistics SA: Procurement of alternative Office accommodation measuring 1 677,50m² and 50 Parking Bays in Braamfontein, Parktown and Johannesburg CBD for a period of five (5) years 2017-12-06 11:00 JHB.17/ 31
South African Social Security Agency Local Office: Procurement of existing Office accommodation or construction of new Office accommodation for leasing purpose by landlord measuring 400,68m² and 10 Parking Bays in Orange Farm for a period of five (5) years. 2017-12-06 11:00 JHB.17/ 32

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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:

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