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.
Difference Between a RFI, RFQ and RFP
We are regularly asked what the difference is between a Request for Information (RFI), a Request for Proposal (RFP) and a Request for Quote (RFQ).
"RFX" is a term used, to refer to all 'Request For…' documents used to solicit responses, of various types, from suppliers. The three common documents are:
7 New Sectors added to Designated Sectors
Designated Sectors are those sectors that have been identified to have a certain percentage of Local Content. Meaning that Designated Sectors' goods must be manufactured locally or a certain percentage of these goods must be manufactured locally.
8 Rules When Submitting Your Tender Response
We recently presented our tender workshop: 'How to respond to a tender correctly', and we realized that there are still people that struggle when it comes to submitting their tender response.
Here below are eight rules to follow, when submitting your tender response.
10 Principles When Pricing Your Tender
New Functionality Scoring Rules
The new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 makes provision for new Functionality Scoring rules.
It is stipulated in the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises a fair shot at being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.
New Requirements for Construction Industry B-BBEE
The Revised Construction Sector B-BBEE Codes has been released. There are various interesting changes that will greatly impact companies’ B-BBEE strategies going forward.
Tender Preparation Time
We have been asked many times if there is something in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act that specifies how much lead time there should be for responding to tenders. The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act does not make provision for any time period.
Cancelation of Government Tenders
Many of you who have responded to Government tenders have been disappointed when a tender is cancelled. You have put in many days and nights' worth of effort just to receive the bad news the tender is cancelled.
The question is - do Government entities have the right to cancel tenders?
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.