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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply with carpentry material 2018-06-04 11:00 ben03/ 2018- 2019
Supply and Deliver Filters to Main Air Handling Units. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ0199/ 18/ 19
Port St Johns - : Repair & renovation without site clearance & rezoning certificate 2018-06-15 11:00 MTH 09/ 2018
Supply: 1. Patient referral letter- (qty) 50 packets - (x 50 sets per pkt) 2. Folder out patient record- (qty) 150 packets (x 250 sets per pkt) 3. Cover health service- (qty) 200 packets- (x 100 sets per pkt) specifications attached to the document. 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 19/ 18- 19
Upgrade of Kitchen and Kitchen Equipment 2018-06-22 11:00 CPT 1001/ 18
Supply Two Vaccine Fridges. 2018-06-05 10:00 52/ 18/ 19PCHC
Supply: 750 - chromic 1 gut absorbable suture taper heavy strand - 50mm - 1/2 circle - 75 cm - metric 5- (12 units in a box) 2018-06-06 11:00 63/ 18
Construction of new Randfontein Community Health Centre 2018-06-18 11:00 DID06/ 05/ 2018
Supply 750 Boxes - Chromic 2 Gut Absorbable Suture Taper Heavy Strand 50MM - 1/2 Circle - 75CM - Meric – 6- ( 12 Units In A Box ) 2018-06-06 11:00 64/ 18
Servicing of Earth monitoring boards in theater, ward 9, ICU, and NICU x 10 units 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 298 / 18 / 19
Service of Infrared Detection 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ0197/ 18/ 19
Service and Repair of Hydroboils 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ0198/ 18/ 19
Servicing of Laundry equipment consisting of x 11 machines 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 295 / 18 / 19
The supply of medical locums of all grades and specialties including standby, on call (exclusive of nursing and administrative personnel) to all hospitals/ institutions under the Western Cape Department of Health for a three (3) year period. 2018-06-22 11:00 Western Cape: Department of Health: Supply Chain Sourcing
Completion contract for the repairs and maintenance works at Middelburg Nursing School. 2018-06-15 11:00 NDOHF 01/ 2018- 2019
Servicing of Atenuators in room 14 and theater roof ducting x 5 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 296 / 18 / 19
Construction of Nyaniso Chc (Phase 2) Community Health Centre and External Works 2018-06-25 12:00 CDC/ 134/ 18
Request for proposals from reputable and suitably qualified research houses to submit proposals to conduct a departure survey for the South African Tourism 2018-06-18 12:00 SAT 129/ 18
Annual servicing of theatre tables x 4 2018-06-01 11:00 ZNQ 232 / 18 / 19
Request for proposals from reputable and suitably qualified research houses to submit proposals to conduct a domestic tourism survey for the South African Tourism 2018-06-18 12:00 SAT 128/ 18

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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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