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: Pens and rulers 2017-11-24 12:00 GL11800414
Facilitation using different Methodologies 2017-11-28 09:00 SM11800306
Office Type Container For Milnerton Lagoon 2017-11-28 12:00 SB11800476
Appointment of a service provider: For the development of the air quality management plan (AQMP) for Ehlanzeni Distirct Municipality 2017-12-08 12:00 EDM/26/2017-18
Facilitation and Administration of the Recruitment for the Municipal Manager Post 2017-11-24 12:00 6/5/2/373
Supply spares for bush cutter 2017-11-23 10:00 WC11801119
Hire of Tyre Mounted Recycler 2017-11-24 12:00 6/5/2/56
Request for information for the development and implementation of a health management system, administrative and technical support 2017-12-12 10:00 TE117-KLP-8DW-10630
For the provision of services: Supply Management Related training courses 2017-12-12 10:00 TE17-KLP-8DW-9286
Professional Services – Corrosive Audit of the Hopefield Besaansklip Iccp System 2017-11-24 12:00 6/5/2/373
Provision of the Supply of Security services at various sites in the Eskom Eastern Cape Operating Unit. 2017-12-12 10:00 ETW5699
Supply of Telemetry Outstation to be Incorporated in Existing System 2017-11-28 12:00 6/5/2/225
Supply and delivery of Acoustic Foam at Withoogte 2017-11-28 12:00 6/5/2/377
For the provision of transportation service of Germiston wheels for a period of three (3) years 2017-12-12 10:00 TE17-KLP-09X-9654
Appointment of a service provider to assist the Community Schemes Ombud Service with Office Space for Lease for Gauteng and Head Office, for a period of five (5) years 2018-01-09 11:00 CSOS001-2017
Supply and Delivery of Medium (11kv) and Low Voltage (420.230V) Electrical Equipment’s, Cables and other Electrical Equipment’s for a period of three (3) years 2018-01-10 12:00 81/2017
Supply Accessories 2017-11-29 10:00 GA11800221
Repairs to pool basin at Langa Pool 2017-11-27 14:00 SB1180202B
Supply training bibs 2017-11-30 10:00 GA11800222
Supply Golfers 2017-11-30 10:00 GA11800223

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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.
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