Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Joint Ventures and B-BBEE

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Government Entities must use the Preferential Procurement Point System to calculate which tender response will be awarded the tender and if you do not have a good B-BBEE Score and if it is a close race, you are going to lose out with a low B-BBEE Score.

On 1 May 2015, the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice came into effect.  These Amended Codes place a lot of emphasis on Ownership and have a major impact on the B-BBEE Scores of all businesses that participate in B-BBEE in South Africa.  If your company is not going to score any points on Ownership you are also going to struggle to achieve a good B-BBEE Level.  This will negatively impact your tender response. 

Joint Ventures can be a great tool to use to increase B-BBEE Scores by joining forces with Black Owned companies thus increasing your Ownership. If you have the correct Joint Venture partner, with a good B-BBEE score, the overall score that you will achieve in the Preferential Procurement Point System can be much higher than going into the tender alone.

When bidding through a Joint Venture, the Joint Ventures must submit a Consolidated B-BBEE certificate if it is not an incorporated entity when responding to tenders.  This means that you will have to obtain a new B-BBEE certificate for the Joint Venture which consolidates each participant’s B-BBEE status level.  You apply for a Consolidated B-BBEE certificate at your B-BBEE Verification Agency who will issue the Consolidated B-BBEE certificate after combining the Joint Venture partners’ B-BBEE Certificates – this should not be a tedious task and it should not take long at all.

The Consolidated B-BBEE certificate must be tender specific – in other words it must contain the name and number of the tender that you are responding to.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.  Book and pay online at https://howtotender.co.za/tender-expert-form/

Contact us at wernervr@howtotender.co.za should you require more information.

You can also purchase a Tender Manual (Handbook) on our website https://howtotender.co.za/ which is a step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender.  It includes examples of completed SBD forms.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for Proposal for appointment of service provider to source bulk media buying (space and airtime) for promotion and marketing of the Free State as a Destination. 2021-02-04 11:00 FSGLTA:01/2020/2021
Supply & delivery of protective clothing for public works staff 2021-01-21 12:00 PWBS-Q035/20/21
Supply and delivery of roads materials, equipment and tools 2021-02-02 12:00 T10/2020-2021
Supply and delivery of water and sewer materials, equipment and tools 2021-02-02 12:00 T11/2020-2021
Supply and delivery of electrical materials, equipment and tools 2021-02-02 12:00 T12/2020-2021
Training of 15 municipal employees 2021-02-02 12:00 T13/2020-2021
The replacement of the 120m MET tower cat ladders and landings 2021-01-28 10:00 KBG2013
Zoom Meetings Biz Host 1 year prepay 2021-01-18 11:00 RFQ20/21/104
Asset disposal: Subsea equipment in Port of Cape Town 2021-01-27 12:00 AD0058
Request for quotation: for the supply and delivery of food supplies for UNHCR’s Osire Refugee Settlement in Namibia 2021-01-20 23:45 RSA-2021-001
Supply and delivery of construction material 2021-01-20 12:00 SCM26/11/2020
Supply, delivery, install and service air conditioners 2021-01-20 12:00 SCM27/11/2020
Supply and delivery of the renewal of software licenses 2021-01-29 14:00 27/2021
Sale of vacant business zone I Erf: Erven 232 and 233: Merweville 2021-02-05 14:00 02/2021
Upgrading and Refurbishment of Electrical Networks (132/22/11/0.4KV) for the greater Beaufort West Municipality for the period ending June 2023. 2021-02-19 14:00 SCM 21/2021
Supply of licences for handhelds and meter reading software (re-advertisement) 2021-01-20 12:00 08/2/18/50
Supply and delivery of 3 layer fabric face masks 2021-01-27 12:00 BID 08/2/18/57
Notification of personal protective equipment (PPE) tender 2021-01-29 17:00 PH05012021- Notification of Panel PPE
Sale of scrap transformer oil at Phillipi SS - Western Cape 2021-01-19 10:00 OLT1238511
Provision of Estate Management Services 2021-01-28 12:00 NLM/EMS/2020/2021

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