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.
Appointment of a service provider for VAT administration for the National Department of Health for Global Funds grant. 2018-03-09 11:00 NDOH 27/ 2017- 2018
Testing of Oysters for the presence of microorganisms & heavy metals 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000223
Supply and construction of net cage 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000226
Appointment of a service provider to perform fisheries stock assessment 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 154/ 18
Appointment of an accredited service provider to train officials of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on skills development programmes during 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years 2018-03-16 11:00 4.4.12.4/ 17/ 17
Gardening Tools 2018-03-02 11:00 RFQ 000224
Provide internet, email and disaster recovery services for 2018-2021 2018-03-16 14:00 CBRTA/ HO/ 0041
Supply: Electrical components 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800441
Supply: Electrical accesories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800696
Supply, delivery and installation of security fencing at the main office building in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q26/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800697
Renovation of the council chambers in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q33/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-03-02 15:00 GJ11800698
Upgrading of Main Office Building: Painting of Roof at Head Office in Clanwilliam 2018-03-05 12:00 Q34/2017/2018
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-02-27 15:00 GJ11800701
Supply and fitting of floor tiles at Thusong Centre & Main Boardroom 2018-03-01 12:00 KZN294/TILES/2018
Cleaning Services At Atlantis Thousong Centre. 2018-03-05 12:00 SC11800103
Printing Solution Equipment: Multi-Function Copier Rental Maintanance and Consumables 2018-02-27 12:00 ANDM/CPS/43/14/12/17
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800521
Supply: Plants 2018-03-01 16:00 GC11800522

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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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