Issue Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Finding Sub-contractors

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.

But where are businesses, which respond to tenders, going to find sub-contractors? We have thought about this and one answer is at Briefing Sessions.

Briefing Sessions or Information Sessions, are usually compulsory for all bidders that want to respond to a specific tender. For this reason, anyone trying to win a specific tender will attend the Briefing / Information Sessions.

You will find all sorts of businesses at Briefing Sessions - from large Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed companies to the small one-man operations or sole proprietors. Many times smaller businesses won't necessarily be able to comply with all the requirements of a tender, and therefor their tender responses will be unsuccessful whereas larger businesses will comply with all the requirements of a tender and their tender responses are successful.

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 the future. We foresee that Briefing Sessions are going to be the place where potential sub-contracting deals are going to be made.

Keep in mind, 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.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops, workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request to Invite Bidders to Submit Connectivity Solution and Indicative Costing to Extend Sita Network to Vendor Neutral Facilities for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2018-10-22 11:00 RFI 1803/ 2018
Request For Proposals for Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Printer Equipment’s – Operating lease for a period of 36 months 2018-10-23 11:00 RFB/ 2018/ PSiRA/ 07
Supply and Delivery of a 40GHz Vector Network Analyser 2018-10-15 11:00 NRF SARAO SDDS 003 2018
Supply and Fitment of New Automotives Gearboxes,Differentials and Transfer Cases to the South African Police Service for the period of two(2) years 2018-10-01 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 70TV(18)
Supply and Fitment of Re-Manufactured and New Driveline Units to the South African Police Service for the Period Of Two(2) Years. 2018-10-01 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 62TV (18)
Request For Information (RFI) for Digital Pen Management Solution for the South African Police Service: Division: Technology Management Services 2018-10-23 11:00 Bid no. 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 84TR (18)
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver a Refrigerated Bakkie for Kamford Vismark Primary Cooperative In Lambert’s Bay in the Cederberg Local Municipality, West Coast District in the Western Cape Province. 2018-10-12 11:00 SSC WC 04 (2018 / 2019) DRDLR
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver Fencing Material to Ebenhaeser, Matzikama Municipality 2018-10-12 11:00 SSC WC 15 (2018/ 2019) DRDLR
Supply and Delivery of Head Protection System to The South African Police Service for a period of two (2) years 2018-10-11 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 65 TT (18)
Frontier and Komani Hospital in Komani (Queenstown), Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality , EC Province : Renovations to existing staff accommodation buildings 2018-10-26 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0287- HO
Bhisho Hospital, Bhisho, Buffalo City Municipality - Upgrading Of Theatre Mechanical and Electrical Equipment 2018-10-31 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0247- HO
Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commissioning of a 3D Endo-anal Endoscopic Ultrasound System: Greys Hospital: Once Off 2018-10-15 11:00 ZNB 9622/ 2018- H
Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commissioning of a Rigid Paediatric Bronchoscope Set: Greys Hospital: Once Off 2018-10-15 11:00 ZNB 9621/ 2018- H
Supply and Delivery of a Wide - Field Digital Retinal Imaging System (“retcam”) (Spec No. E205) For Ngwelezane, Mccord and Edendale Hospitals: once off. 2018-10-16 11:00 ZNB 9626/ 2018- H
Supply, Delivery and Off-loading of Coal Peas at Barberton, Bethal and Witbank Management Areas (Mpumalanga Province) 2018-11-06 11:00 LMN 14/ 2018 MPUMALANGA
Supply, Delivery and Off-loading of Cleaning Materials and Toiletries at Barberton, Bethal and Witbank Management Areas (Mpumalanga Province). 2018-11-06 11:00 LMN 11/ 2018 MPUMALANGA 2
Supply, Delivery and Off-loading of Groceries at Barberton, Bethal and Witbank Management Areas (Mpumalanga Province). 2018-11-06 11:00 LMN 08/ 2018 MPUMALANGA
Disposable Antimicrobial Antifungal Step - On Umlingo Mat - 90 X 115cm 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.2705/ 08/ 18
Endoscopic Injection Therapy Needle 22 -23 Gauge Catheter, 230cm Length, 2.0 Working Channel For Injection Of Bleeding Ulcers. 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.2772/ 08/ 18
Supply, Delivery and Off-loading of Coal Peas for Klerksdorp, Rustenburg and Rooigrond management areas (North -West Province) 2018-11-06 11:00 LMN 13/ 2018 NORTH - WEST

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