Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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.

By implementing the 30% sub-contracting rule Government is trying to spread the wealth that comes with winning a tender. This will be good for growing SMME’s in future.

But where are large businesses that respond to tenders, or for that matter any business, going to find sub-contractors?

The answer is Briefing Sessions, or Information Sessions, (as it is also known), which are usually compulsory for all bidders that want to respond to a specific tender. For this reason, everyone attempting to win a specific tender has to attend Briefing Sessions or Information Sessions.

At these Briefing Sessions you will meet all types of businesses – from large Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies to the small one-man operations or sole proprietors. Sometimes, small businesses won’t necessarily be able to comply with all the requirements of a tender and therefor their tender responses will be unsuccessful whereas large businesses will comply and their tender responses will be successful.

These Briefing Sessions are a place where potential sub-contracting deals can be made between the successful bidder and the smaller unsuccessful, but capable, bidder.

It is important to remember that for a business to become a sub-contractor it will have to be a running concern. Large businesses will only use dependable sub-contractors with a proven track record.  So make sure you attend Briefing Sessions and network with all the other bidders as well.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend one of the How-to-Tender workshops. www.how2tender.com.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply, and delivery of Traditional LED post Top Luminaire range designed for decorative residential road lighting where the architecture and surroundings are of a traditional period as per specifications up to a value of R200 000.00 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 78/18
Supply, delivery of LED retrofit units for existing Bekastar 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 77/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800433
Supply and delivery of FLF 220W LED floodlights as per specifications up to a maximum value of R200 000.00 2017-10-24 11:00 FQ/SM 79/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800434
Purchase of 21 simcards with data 2017-10-23 12:00 No reference number
Accredited suitably suitable Service Provider to service the Garden Landscaping and Maintenance and related consumables for the Kayamandi Economic and Tourism Corridor as per specifications until 30 June 2018 2017-10-25 11:00 FQ/SM 73/18
Accredited suitably suitable Service Provider with a CIDB grading of 1GB or higher for the renovations to the existing Municipal building in the Parking area 2017-10-25 11:00 FQ/SM 85/18
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-20 15:00 GJ11800435
Supply & delivery of: Electrical accessories 2017-10-20 15:00 GJ11800436
Supply & delivery of: MV Joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800437
Supply, delivery and off- loading of various locks 2017-10-23 11:00 FQ/SM88/18
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800438
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800439
Supply and delivery of precast concrete products for 1 year 2017-11-03 14:00 SCM 05/2018
Supply & delivery of: Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800440
Supply material, erecting and replacing of missing and damaged vibrecrete poles and slabs at George Blake Drive, Stellenbosch 2017-11-03 11:00 FQ/SM75/18
Supply & delivery of Mv joints 2017-10-25 15:00 GJ11800441
Appointment of Structural Engineer for The Steps/Orlean Lounge 161 units, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch. 2017-10-27 11:00 FQ/SM 89/18
Supply & delivery of: Lamp fitting 2017-10-19 15:00 GJ11800442

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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