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: door - type: tongue and groove 2017-11-24 12:00 GG11800186
Supply: padlock - material: brass 2017-11-24 12:00 GG11800226
Supply Hardware items 2017-11-24 12:00 GG11800231
Supply Hardware items 2017-11-24 12:00 GG11800221
Supply: timber - type: solid sa pine 2017-11-24 12:00 GG11800227
Supply: Prepacked breakfast 2017-11-24 15:00 GF11800444
Provision of Catering 2017-11-23 10:00 REQ02409
Supply: Refreshments 2017-11-24 15:00 GF11800445
Supply 150 each x party pack ward 50 - capacity building 2017-11-27 15:00 GF11800449
Supply and delivery of Studio Lights Items for Small Business Support Programme 2017-11-27 12:00 REQ01885-6
Supply Sunblock;cream;tube;150ml;spf 30+ 2017-11-27 15:00 GF11800446
Supply: First aid kit; elect; branded sling bag 2017-11-27 15:00 GF11800450
Supply: Stock stationery - assorted 2017-11-24 11:00 GM11800464
Horticultural Maintenance at various facilities in Area 4.2 2017-11-29 14:00 SN11800463
Consulting engineering services for the design and contract administration for the upgrades in the De Doorns fire station 2017-11-27 11:00 277968
Service provider for Training of Municipal Officials (Supply Chain Management) Readvertisement 2017-11-27 12:00 08/2/15/25
Upgrading of Montana Community Hall, Angelier Street Wolseley 2017-12-01 12:00 08/2/15/59
Eradication of runner and dune moles at Rooikrans SF 2017-11-29 14:00 SN11800464
Supply social development: roller banners; feathers & banner walls 2017-11-27 12:00 GL1180290A
Clearing of alien plants at Stettynskloof (as attached per WFW conditions) 2017-11-27 11:00 277576/8/9/80/81/82

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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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