3 Sub-contracting rules to be aware of when responding to tenders

There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst entrepreneurs when it comes to tenders and sub-contracting, due in large part to The Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 that has been implemented on the 1st of April 2017. Many entrepreneurs ask us whether they should sub-contract or not, in responding to a tender and how and where do they get onto the sub-contracting lists.

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.

Finding Sub-contractors

These categories are:

  • Black female owned EME's or QSE's;
  • Black youth owned EME's or QSE's;
  • Black owned EME's or QSE's.

After the Preferential Procurement Regulations were gazetted there is a need for businesses to find sub-contractors.

But where are businesses, which respond to tenders, going to find sub-contractors? We have thought about this and one answer is at Briefing Sessions.

Sub-contractors versus Consortiums and Joint Ventures

The Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 states that 30% of all Government Contracts above R30 million must be sub-contracted to specific categories of SMME's. These SMME's include, but are not limited to, black female owned and black youth owned businesses.

Tenders and Subcontracting

Tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so commonly placed that in South Africa there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders. This is especially true for South African Government tenders.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Assessments and Coaching Services for Coachlab Programme Participants for a Period of Twelve (12) Months 2019-08-12 11:00 TIHMC/ 2019/ 01
Refurbishment of a Building-Springs Hostel 2019-08-20 11:00 EEC/ T06/ 2019
Canteen Management System for SITA Catering Units at Centurion and Erasmuskloof Buildings, Including Maintenance and Support for a Period of Thirty-Six (36) Months 2019-08-08 11:00 RFB 1974/ 2019
The Supply and fitting of Steel Cabinets for five Hospitality Kitchens 2019-08-20 11:00 EEC/ T07/ 2019
Rendering of a cleaning service at the Western Cape College of Nursing: Metro West Campus in Athlone & Metro East Campus in Stikland, Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three (3) year period 2019-08-16 11:00 WCGHSC0211/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider for Integrated Marketing Agency: Creative, digital and media agency - 5 year contracting period 2019-08-12 12:00 SAT North Europe 001/ 19
Invitation to service providers for the supply and delivery of clean drinking water to schools in Gauteng for a specific fixed term period of three (3) years 2019-08-12 11:00 GT/ GDE/ 044/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider for TGCSA Mystery Guest Shopping for South African Tourism. 2019-08-12 12:00 SAT150/ 19
Appointment of a service provider for Public Relations and Events Agency 2019-08-12 12:00 SAT Netherlands and Belgium 002/ 19
Appointment of a service provider for the erecting of a security fence at the outside perimeter of the Buffelspoort Plant Quarantine Station In Northwest for the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries 2019-08-12 11:00 4.4.12.2/ 12/ 19
Appointment of a service provider for aerial spraying of red-billed quelea birds to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for a period of two years of two years. 2019-08-08 11:00 4.4.12.4/ 8/ 19
The Provision of an Employee Health and Wellness Service to the Western Cape Government for a period of 36 months 2019-08-16 11:00 FMA 0003- 2019/ 20
Appointment of a service provider for the purchasing, delivery, commissioning of laboratory workbenches and fumehoods for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 2019-08-08 11:00 4.4.12.2/ 19/ 19
Appointment of a Service Provider To Offer Training On Enterpreneurship Skills To Graduates for a period of 36 months 2019-08-09 11:00 NRF/ SAASTA/ 03/ 2019- 2020
Appointment of a Service Provider to Offer Training on Life Skills to Graduates for a Period of 36 Months. 2019-08-09 11:00 NRF/ SAASTA/ 02/ 2019- 2020
Provision of security services for Amathole Health District facilities for a period of 36 months 2019-08-26 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0170- AM
Appointment of a suitable service provider to provide an Integrated Facilities Management Services (IFMS) for a period of two years. 2019-08-08 11:00 NERSA/ 1920/ FAD/ IFMS/ BID005
Placement of Flow Cytometer analyser for Tshwane Academic Division for a period of five years with service and maintenance 2019-08-12 11:00 RFB046/ 19/ 20
Outright purchase of Automated DNA extractor system for NICD for a period of five years. 2019-08-13 11:00 RFB206/ 18/ 19
Placement of Flow Cytometer analyser for Doctor George Mukhari for a period of five years with service and maintenance 2019-08-12 11:00 RFB046/ 19/ 20

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Tender Training

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

People often ask me how I know so much about tenders and the completing of tender documents. The answer is easy; training. I believe that we must always try to train as much as possible. The more training you will do the better you will get at responding to a tender. Gary Player, one of South Africa’s best golfers of all time, used to say: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

That is the whole point of training. The... Read More

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