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

According to the Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, 30% of all Government Contracts above R30 million must be sub-contracted to specific categories of SMME’s. 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.

Once the new Regulations are gazetted there businesses will need to find sub-contractors to fill this requirement.

Sub-contractors versus Consortiums and Joint Ventures

Tenders and subcontracting

Did you know tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so common in South Africa that there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders especially Government tenders.

Pages

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and delivery of Ms 170 or Approved Equivalent Lightweight Petrol Chainsaw 3,9kg, 1.3kw with 30cm Bar and Chain, Including Safety Wear 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181842
Supply, installation and management of a prepayment electricity vending system for three (03) years to Mbizana Municipality. 2018-08-20 12:00 MBIZ LM/01/07/18/FIN/ELECT
Supply and Delivery of Cordless Telescopic Pole Pruner 3,2kg, 36v With 30cm Bar and Chain, Including Safety Wear 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181842
Request for Information (RFI) on Multiple Gauge Freight three piece Wagon Bogies for Transnet SOC LTD operation as Transnet Engineering. 2018-08-21 10:00 TE18-BFX-05G-04574
Supply and delivery of twelve grey 1800 x 300 x 450mm two compartment lockers, including forty eight (48) feet to be fitted onto locker. 2018-07-26 11:00 GQ07181843
Provision of a manufacturing facility in zone 1A of The Elidz. 2018-08-21 12:00 EB/ASP2/03/18/Z1A
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CF Pink NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Izixhotyeni Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/04/18-19
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CFB Green NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CFB Yellow NCR Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams Cf White Ncr Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Dyam-Dyam Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/05/18-19
Supply and Deliver 10 Reams CB White Ncr Paper 2018-07-30 11:00 GQ07181838
Construction of Lower Toboshane Access Road. 2018-08-21 12:00 MNQ/SCM/06/18-19
Supply and delivery of various valves on an as and when required basis for a period of five (5) years. 2018-08-22 14:00 MAT00312
Tenders are invited to clear 2m strip either side of Riverstone Road from Chequers pl to Bangor Street,Kabega 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Design, Manufacture, FAT, Delivery of new 400V AC Unit Boards System and Associated Equipment to Site, Offloading, Rigging, Erection, Installation, Site Testing and Commissioning for Units 1 - 4 at Drakensberg Power Station. 2018-08-23 10:00 E/LH3681
Tenders are invited to clear all BUSH off ERF 3713 as well as ERF 3693 at Hilltop Road,Lovemore Lake 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Tenders are invited to clear all BUSH off open ERF behind 50 Aloe street, Forest Hill 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181353
Completion of Libode Social Development Offices – including remedial works. 2018-08-23 11:00 SCMU5-18/19-0016

Pages

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
Free Keyword search

Search all tender notices for FREE!

No subscription or registration required!

You can also search by the reference of the the tender.

Advanced search

Search by Issuer, Region or Sector, individually, or using any combination of the three.