Issue Date: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

Tenders, B-BBEE and the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017

Having a good B-BBEE status level is VERY IMPORTANT in the tender process!

All tender documents will have the NEW Standard Bidding Document 6.2, which is used to claim your Preference Points for B-BBEE. The higher your B-BBEE status level, the more points you will score on the Preference Points System. Ultimately the bidder or bidders scoring the highest points will be awarded the tender.

One of the major changes in the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, is the increase in the threshold value on the 80/20 and 90/10 Preference Point Systems.

The following Preference Point Systems are applicable from 1 April 2017, to all Organ of State bids:

  • the 80/20 Preference Point System for bids with a Rand value of more than R30,000-00 but not exceeding R50,000,000-00 (all applicable taxes included); and
  • the 90/10 Preference Point System for bids with a Rand value above R50,000,000-00 (all applicable taxes included).

This means that on the 80/20 system your B-BBEE status level will earn you a point out of 20, and on the 90/10 system your B-BBEE status level will earn you a point out of 10.

To earn these points a potential bidder must have a B-BBEE certificate that has been issued by a verification agency accredited by the South African Accreditation System (SANAS) or the bidder must submit an affidavit stating its B-BBEE status level.

Exempt Micro Enterprises (EME's) must acquire an affidavit regarding their B-BBEE status level - no verification is required. This is also applicable to Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE's) with 51% or more black ownership.

The various B-BBEE status levels that an EME can achieve, through an affidavit, are:

  • EME's that are not Black-owned automatically qualifies as a Level 4 contributor to B-BBEE,
  • EME's that have 51% or more (but not 100%) black ownership qualifies as a Level 2 contributor to B-BBEE and
  • EME's that have 100% black ownership qualifies as a Level 1 contributor to B-BBEE.

A 100% Black-owned EME will therefor earn maximum points (either 20 or 10, depending on the value of the tender) on the Preference Point System.

A valid B-BBEE certificate or B-BBEE affidavit is very important in the Tender Process. Ensure your business scores the highest possible score on its B-BBEE certificate or B-BBEE affidavit.

To learn more about this and all the other new developments regarding tenders, please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Tender Workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

 

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Electrification of Izibityolo, Nofikile/Nqileni, Thoboyi, Ematolweni, Qwanguleni, Mthumbane and Chebe Villages. 2018-10-01 12:00 MNQ/SCM/12/18-19
Construction of Ncerhana Access Road. 2018-10-01 12:00 MNQ/SCM/14/18-19
Construction of Mazikhanye Access Road. 2018-10-01 12:00 MNQ/SCM/15/18-19
Construction of Mahemini Community Hall. 2018-10-01 12:00 MNQ/SCM/13/18-19
Appointment of a panel of electrical engineering consultants to undertake designs and oversee construction of electrical projects for a period of three years. 2018-10-03 11:00 EES 05/2018
Supply and delivery of software 2018-09-28 15:00 AUC/DEA/G/264
Construction of Ncerhana Access Road. 2018-10-01 12:00 MNQ/SCM/14/18-19
Sick leave management and disease profiling. 2018-10-04 11:00 SCM/19-44/S
Appointment of town planning consultants to provide town planning services to the Alfred Duma Local Municipality. 2018-10-04 11:00 DP & HS 06/2018
Supply of laboratory equipment 2018-09-28 14:30 01/AU-PANVAC/18
Supply, installation and maintenance of alarm systems for a period of three years. 2018-10-05 11:00 PS 13/2018
Supply, maintenance and repairs of fire station doors and door motors for a period of three years. 2018-10-08 11:00 PS 14/2018
Supply, maintenance and repairs of radio and radio communication for a period of three years supply, maintenance and repairs of radio and radio communication for a period of three years. 2018-10-09 11:00 PS 15/2018
Maintenance of Underground and Open Stormwater Infrastructure at Pudimoe. 2018-10-10 12:00 GTLM/INFR10/2018/2019
The Breede Valley Municipalities invites tenders for the supply and delivery of protective clothing for the period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-10-26 11:00 BV 717 / 2018
Provision of Banking Services for a Period of Sixty (60) Months. 2018-10-29 12:00 GTLM/FS03/2018/2019
Betterment & Re-Graveling of D93. 2018-09-21 11:00 C235/1819/BR/783
Betterment & Re-Graveling of L2869. 2018-09-21 11:00 C235/1819/BR/785
Three (3) year contract for the Services of Vehicles at Alkantpan Test Range 2018-09-21 11:00 R&D/ALK-2018/031
To supply, off-load and set to work a compact collapsible spider crawled crane, marine grade, electrically controlled and to be operated from a rooftop. 2018-09-21 11:00 R&D/IMT-2018/030

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