Financial Guarantees for Tenders

It is becoming more and more important for companies responding to Government tenders in South Africa, to prove that the company responding, has financial capacity to execute the contract. The reason for this is to safeguard Government Entities against companies being awarded a tender and then failing to execute because of a lack of financial resources.

Below is a typical Financial Guarantee requirement we found in a recent Gauteng Provincial Government tender:

When Must I Sub-Contract?

There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst entrepreneurs when it comes to tenders and sub-contracting. The Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, have been gazetted and are currently up for review. However, these Regulations are the major cause for the confusion. Many entrepreneurs ask whether they should sub-contract or not whilst responding to a tender.

The Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations stipulates the following: 

  1. For contracts above R30 million, the tenderer MUST sub-contract a minimum of 30% of the value of the... Read More
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