Issue Date: 
Monday, September 8, 2014

The new B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

8 September 2014

If you are a business owner in South Africa and you haven`t heard of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) or if you haven`t given it some thought you are going to be left behind in the future.

This past week I was studying the new B-BBEE Codes of Good Practices again and I realized that the new Codes of Good Practice are going to change the business landscape forever. The simple reason is because the new Codes of Good Practice is far more stringent than the old Codes.

The importance of the new Codes of Good Practice lies in the fact that all businesses that are currently B-BBEE compliant with a decent B-BBEE Scorecard are going to struggle to maintain the same Level of Score if they do not have some kind of Black Ownership. The opposite will also be true in that Black Owned businesses will find it easy to score points on their B-BBEE Scorecard.

If you look at the table below, it indicates where businesses are going to end up with their B-BBEE Scorecard should they not have some kind of Black Ownership.


*Column 2 is if you achieve the same points that you have scored previously.
**Most Enterprises will not achieve the same points because of the Priority Elements.

The fact of the matter is that your business will need a good B-BBEE Scorecard to compete in the tender process. I will suggest that you start planning now to ensure that you achieve at least some kind of decent B-BBEE Scorecard to stay competitive when you respond to tenders.

In the new Codes of Good Practice, Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE`s) must also comply with all the elements of B-BBEE. This is a far cry from the old Codes where QSE`s only had to comply with four of the seven elements. QSE`s make up the bulk of businesses in South Africa and I predict that there are going to be a bit of a flutter by QSE`s to comply with the new Codes of Good Practice.

Don`t get left behind!

Visit our website at www.how2tender.com for more information or buy our Tender Manual. Until next time, happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-03-01 15:00 GJ11800683
Upgrade Isikhova Park, Supply and installation of water tank at Isikhova Park. 2018-03-02 12:00 SB11800549
Supply of end user computing devices and services 2018-03-02 12:00 REF: RFPUJ 05/2018
Supply and Delivery of Polymer Products and Adaptor. 2018-02-27 11:00 280037
Supply MV Terminations 2018-03-01 15:00 GJ11800687
Repair to paving Harmony Park Resort 2018-02-28 12:00 SB11800553
Skills Program Training of BVM’S Employees 2018-02-26 11:00 280696
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-02-23 15:00 GJ11800692
Appointment of Service Providers to carry out feasibility studies of proposed sites in Kwazulu-Natal Province for the potential of Social Housing Projects 2018-03-09 11:00 SHRA/RFB/SDT/04/201718
Atmospheric emission consulting engineer required for stack sampling at Maitland Crematorium. 2018-03-02 09:00 SN11800569
Rental, Services of Sani Bins and supply of Germicidal Sanitary Spray for Area 2, From March 2018 until June 2018 2018-02-27 12:00 SB11800543
Supply and delivery of Kiosk Poly 2018-02-26 11:00 280050
Horticultural maintenance: Cleaning, soil preparations & mulching of planting beds at Delft Cemetery. 2018-03-05 14:00 SN11800567
Supply and delivery of Cock Stops 2018-02-27 11:00 280250
Supply and delivery of projectors 2018-02-23 14:00 GK11800463
Supply and delivery of wifi adapter - wifi adapter 2018-02-23 11:00 GK11800464
Provision of Central Printing Units for the Production of Mono and Color Printing 2018-03-09 12:00 CENTRAL PRINT UNIT CPU/2018/01
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of corporate sustainability performance solution for ATNS. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/RFP CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE SOLUTION/29/10/2017 (2)
Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest in a Strategic Partnership with Atlantis Forge (Pty) Ltd 2018-03-09 16:00 Not Supplied
Provision of Learning and Development Programme Services. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/L&D PROGRAMME 12/17(1)

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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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