Issue Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015

Joint Ventures - Important Tool in the Tender Process

On 1 May 2015 the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice came into effect. These Amended Codes will have a major impact on the B-BBEE Scores of all businesses that participate in B-BBEE in South Africa. The fact of the matter is that the B-BBEE scoring levels have changed drastically. If a company does not have any sort of Black Ownership it is going to be very difficult to achieve a decent B-BBEE Score.

In the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice the Ownership Element Score has been adjusted from 20 points to 25 points. It is widely accepted that on the "old Codes" a good B-BBEE score was between 65 to 75 points. Businesses that achieved such a score usually got a Level Four B-BBE Score which in turn meant that these businesses had a 100% Procurement Recognition Level. A Level Four Procurement Recognition Level was great and everybody was happy.

The problem is that due to new concepts in the Amended B-BBEE Codes such as Priority Elements and higher scoring levels, it will become a challenge to reach the same recognitions levels as in the past. This is where Joint Ventures will play a major role in ensuring that good B-BBEE Scores can be achieved by businesses.

One of the most important instances where B-BBEE Scores are of utmost importance is in the tender process. It is common knowledge that the better the B-BBEE Score, the better your chances of winning a tender. Government Entities must use the Preferential Procurement Point System (either the 80/20 or 90/10 system) to calculate which tender response will be awarded the tender - 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.

Keeping all the above in mind, Joint Ventures can be a great tool to use to increase B-BBEE Scores. Remember that when you tender through a Joint Venture you must submit a Consolidated Joint Venture B-BBEE Certificate. 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.

How2Tender's workshops provide much insight into Joint Ventures and much more. Please visit our website for more details www.how2tender.com or email estelle@how2tender.com should need any assistance in this regard.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Sound and Lighting: Live Gospel Show 24 November 2018 2018-11-21 12:00 B346/2018/19
Backfill and reinstatements of trenches & other excavations in existing roads and other paved surfaces in ward 2 2018-11-27 12:00 213/2018/19
Backfill and reinstatements of trenches & other excavations in existing roads and other paved surfaces in ward 6 2018-11-27 11:00 RFQ214/2018/19
Supply and Install Air Conditioners at Tshepong Laboratory 2018-12-12 10:30 RFQ NO: 1464133
Backfill and reinstatements of trenches & other excavations in existing roads and other paved surfaces in ward 9 2018-11-27 12:00 215/2018/19
Renovations to Wf Knobel NHLS Laboratory in Limpopo 2018-12-13 11:00 RFQ NO: 1339393
Backfill and reinstatements of trenches & other excavations in existing roads and other paved surfaces in ward 10 2018-11-27 12:00 216/2018/19
Call for Auctioneers to submit quotations for providing service to auction redundant and obsolete inventory and movable assets on behalf of Knysna Municipality 2018-11-27 12:00 190/2018/19
Render a Cleaning Service at the Premises of the Metro North Education District (Mned) Office, Situated at 9 Timmerman Street, Parow for a period of two (2) years, starting from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021. 2018-12-14 11:00 B/WCED 2473/18
On-site Auditing, application of Grading System to and Training of 349 Clubs through Club Development Toolkit 2018-12-18 11:00 ZNB: DSR43/ 1819
Provision of Short Term Insurance Services in SIU for a period of 60 months. 2018-12-14 11:00 RFP: 005/ 11/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to provide an Internal Audit Services on a co-sourced basis for a period of Three (3) years 2018-12-07 12:00 RFP/ T 08- 2018/ 19
Appointment of a maximum of four (4) Media Agents to provide media buying (including print, radio, television and online media) and related services to the NRF SAASTA for a period of thirty six (36) months 2018-12-14 11:00 NRF/ SAASTA/ 02/ 2018- 2019
Supply of Integrated Competency Assessment services to SITA for a period of 36 months 2018-12-07 11:00 RFB 1841/ 2018
Provision and Implementation of Integrated Management Information System to Support SASSETA Core Business 2018-11-30 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819128
Installation, Configuration maintenance of PABX and Call Centre Management Solution for a period of 12 months with the option to renew 2018-12-10 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819129
Supply, Delivery, Installation and Configuration of Firewall and Switches on an outright purchase or rental basis (Managed) and maintenance thereof for a period of 12 months with the option to renew 2018-12-10 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819130
Provision of Telecommunication and Internet Services for a period of 12 Months with the option to renew 2018-12-10 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819125
Appointment of a service provider for the evaluation, due diligence and monitoring of Discretionary Grants until 31st March 2019 2018-12-10 10:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819127/ 1
The rendering, manufacturing, repairing, fitting and supplying of aids for orthotic and prosthetic services to institutions in the Eden and Central Karoo District under Western Cape Government the Department of Health for a three year period 2018-12-07 11:00 WCGHCC031/ 1/ 2018

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Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

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