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 of 20L buckets and 25L Water Cans. 2018-05-04 12:00 GG11801046
Supply: Sport Equipment – Ward 106 2018-05-02 12:00 GG11801014
Supply: Screwdriver - type: flat double insulate 2018-05-02 12:00 GD11801073
Supply: Square shovel 2018-05-02 12:00 GD11801074
Supply and delivery of a vibratory tamping rammer 2018-05-11 14:00 SCM 20/2018
Supply: Ohs jackets 2018-05-09 10:00 GA11800644
Supply E+h pressure transducer 2018-05-02 12:00 GD11801078
Supply Groceries 2018-05-02 15:00 GF11800842
Supply: Groceries 2018-05-03 15:00 GF11800843
Supply and delivery of laptops 2018-05-04 14:00 TN023/2018
Supply, delivery and installation of signage board and name tags for municipal employees for Makhuduthamaga municipality. 2018-04-30 12:00 LIM473/SIGNAGE/17/18/62
Completion of 2017/2018 Internal Audit Plan. 2018-05-16 12:00 IA-PAS-004-2018
Provision of artists to perform at Makhuduthamaga state of municipal address at Jane furse sports ground 2018-04-30 12:00 LIM473/ARTISTS/17/18/61
Compilation of GRAP Compliant asset register. 2018-05-18 12:00 MLM/SCM/11/2018
Appointment of an exploratory and drilling contractor to conduct borehole drilling and water quality tests in Welkom in the Dawid Kruiper Municipal Area 2018-05-04 14:00 TN024/2018
Supply: 4 x Antenna Magnetic Base & whip ( J240ZMC PL), 30 x Fuse Holders IN-LINE 18-0043. 2018-04-26 11:00 2288ZNQFIN-18
Supply and delivery of office furniture. 2018-05-03 12:00 Q12/273 OF 17/18
Supply and Delivery of Tools as per attached list. 2018-05-04 11:00 C71/2017
Supply and Delivery of tools as per attached list. 2018-05-04 11:00 C72/2017
Upgrading of Tshilamba Streets Phase 3. 2018-05-10 11:00 58/2017/2018

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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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