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.
Provision of a whisteblower services for a period of 36 months. 2018-05-18 11:00 1A-36415
Provision of annual report design, layout and printing services for a period of 36 months. 2018-05-18 11:00 1A-36038
Supply and deliver of Carrot (Cape market) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and deliver of Onion (Texas grana and red creole) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Securing company for the campaign shoot for The DFF 2018. 2018-05-02 11:00 7G‐38176
Supply and deliver of Squash (Rollet and Green hubbard) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and deliver of Spinach (Fordhook giant) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and deliver of Greenpepper (Carlifonia wonder) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and deliver of Beetroot (Rimson globe) Seeds in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and deliver of Cabbage Seeds (Glory of Erkhuizen) in 500 gram packs 2018-05-04 11:00 GQ04181748
Supply and Install 2 x Vehicle PA System 2 x horn 2 loudspeakers with succion cups, amplifier, usb audio, microphone and workbench assessment 2018-05-02 11:00 CSQ04181266
Supply, Deliver and Install a conveyor belt at the Check in counter at the Airport. 2018-05-08 12:00 Specialised quotation no.Q12/279 of 17/18
Panel of Professional Land Surveyors For a Period of 36 Months. 2018-05-11 12:00 A027-2017/18
Supply and delivery of Brake Beam Components. 2018-05-22 10:00 TE18-BFX-050-02553
Die dienste van spesialis vir die benodig vir ‘n ontleding, behoeftebepaling en installering van ‘n brandalarmstelsel en noodontruimingsplan. 2018-05-26 11:00 ATM/002-2018/2019
Cove and emergency escape routes lighting project. 2018-05-29 12:00 ORT132/2017
The provision of reclamation dam electrical panel works for an estimated period of 6 months at Camden Power Station. 2018-05-31 10:00 MPGXC005144
The provision of reclamation dam electrical panel works for an estimated period of 6 months at Camden Power Station. 2018-05-31 10:00 MPGXC005144
Installation and replacement of water meters up to & including 150MMØ. 2018-05-31 11:00 SCM/17-110/S
Supply, Delivery, Installation and commissioning of new energy efficient air conditioning units at Neptune, Pembroke, Buffalo, Grassridge and Poseidon substations. 2018-06-01 10:00 PSCED0093R

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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