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.
Procurement of Marketing and Promotional Material Contract for a period of three years for Lephalale TVET College 2017-12-14 11:00 LEPTVETCOL2017/ 004
Acquisition of land for construction of RTMC office premises 2017-12-13 11:00 RTMC BID 14/ 2017/ 18
Supply gauze swabs 8 ply sterile 100x100, 500 pouches per case. (250 boxes) 2017-11-28 11:00 389/ 17- 18
Supply and install fridge tags x 45 units. 2017-11-24 11:00 ZNQ 216/ 17
Service provider to replace all class 0 to class 2 copper pipe and give a detail report about water quality and recommended service provider must be CIDB grade 1GB & 1SO grades 2017-11-28 11:00 200/ 2017/ 2018 NSI
Supply and installation of wall mounted handrails and accessories as per specification 2017-12-04 11:00 ZNQ 894/ 17- 18
Supply and deliver Office Furniture for Ems uMgundundlovu 2017-11-24 11:00 278/ 17/ 18
Panel of legal service and other related services to the RTMC for a period of three years 2017-12-12 11:00 RTMC BID 15/ 2017/ 18
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) invites an experienced and suitable service provider to Edit, Design Layout, and Print the RAF Annual Reports for a period of three (3) years. 2017-12-15 11:00 RAF/ 2017/ 00065
Repairs to extractor fan hood x 2 units 2017-12-01 11:00 ZNQ 218 / 17 - 18
Re-advertised: vaccine refrigerators - single door (06) 2017-11-24 11:00 62/ 05/ 2016
Implementation Evaluation of the South African Police Service Detective Service: Crime Investigation Service 2017-12-11 12:00 DPME11/ 2017- 18
Procurement of OHSC Server infrastructure and services for a period of five (5) years 2017-12-11 11:00 OHSC/ 02/ NOV/ 2017
Supply: 01 Set, Lounge suit with, genuine leather, black in colour 2017-11-27 11:00 ZNQ 479/ 17/ 18
Provision of a Training Provider to Provide an Engaging Leadership Development Fiveday Short-Course Programme for Health Managers in Western Cape Government Health for a three (3) year period 2017-12-15 11:00 WCGHSC 0126/ 2017
Appointment of a service provider to render communications and media production agency services for The National Consumer Commission for a period of thirty six (36) months 2017-12-15 11:00 NCC/ 02/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to conduct research project regarding the issuing of self contained rescuers (SCSR) to mining employees. 2017-12-15 11:00 MHSC016/ 2017- 18
Service eto gas sterilizers 2017-12-03 11:00 ZNQDN263/ 17GAZ
LGSETA hereby invites interested parties to submit their proposals for the implementation of a business Workflow Management Solution. 2017-12-08 12:00 LGSETA/ ICT/ 17/ 18/ 01
Provision of a National Brand Perception Survey for Legal Aid South Africa for a period of 2 months. 2018-01-11 11:00 41/ 2017

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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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