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.

Learn to earn

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Ventilation,ligthing and noise survey for all wards and clinics according to specs 2017-12-03 11:00 ZNQDN265/ 17GAZ
Tender No. 38/2017 - Provision of Insurance Brokerage Services to Legal Aid South Africa for a period of three (3) years 2018-01-12 11:00 38/ 2017
Cleaning of diesel tanks 2017-12-03 11:00 ZNQDN264/ 17GAZ
Co-operation Agreements with Legal Aid SA for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to indigents of a particular specialist nature or in specific areas situated throughout the Republic of South Africa for a period of three (3) years. 2018-01-12 11:00 40/ 2017
Service Theater Tables Including Casualty 2017-11-24 11:00 ZNQ1544/ 17/ 18
To appoint a suitably qualified Events Management company to conceptualize and implement the Annual Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards for a period of 3 years. 2017-12-15 11:00 T30/ 2017/ 18
Supply and delivery of 24000 comfort packs (toiletries, towels, slippers etc for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2017-12-08 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0029- HO
Supply: 100 rolls of paper thermal printing type v (high gloss 110mm x 18m (10 units per box) 2017-12-04 11:00 ZnqSN555/ 17gaz
Provision of turnkey services/solutions for delivery of the following: Space Planning, interior design, fit-out and supply & delivery of furniture; Interior refurbishment and upgrade of existing office facilities.; Re-Installation and upgrades of electrical/mechanical and ICT infrastructure. 2017-12-15 11:00 GGB/ RFP/ 001/ 2017
Supply: 20 units of toner cartridges black hp laser jet CE390A (original) 2017-12-04 11:00 ZnqSN516/ 17gaz
Suitably qualified service provider to be appointed to conduct price rationalization and standardization fro GEP BDS & TBR Projects 2017-12-13 11:00 GEOP08/ SP/ Price Rationalization
Appointment of a suitable travel management service provider to administer and service in conjunction with the FDC all the travel requirements and related requirements. 2017-12-12 12:00 FDC BID NO. 005/ 2017
Supply of funeral palor services (collection, transportation, storage and burial) to Nkqubela TB hospital in the Buffalo City Metro Health District, Eastern Cape Department of Health for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2017-12-08 11:00 SCMU3- 17/ 18- 0035- HO
Request for proposal - Review of Value Added Tax (VAT) for the Free State Development Corporation. 2017-12-13 12:00 FDC RFP NO. 006/ 2017
Service of High Voltage Transformer and Medium Voltage Switchgear at dannhauser chc 2017-12-06 11:00 ZNQ 235/ 17/ 18
The Financial Intelligence Centre request proposals from service providers for procurement of an Automated Web Search Application for use by the Financial Intelligence Centre 2017-12-12 11:00 FIC/ RFB/ 0009/ 2017/ 18
Fasset is seeking to appoint a panel of accredited, suitably qualified and experienced train-ing providers to work with Fasset to train employees of Fasset member organisations 2017-12-08 10:00 FAS/ LD/ RES/ LL_GENERICM/ CON934
Servicing of Electrical Substation Kiosks 2017-11-24 11:00 494/ 017/ 018
Request for proposals from a Professional Registered Structural Consultants Firm to act as a principal agent for Roofing (Harvey tile), Roads construction and Gate construction for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife resorts. 2017-12-07 11:00 EKZNW 29/ 2017
Road to Health Booklet 2017-11-24 11:00 ZNQ 437/ 17- 18


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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