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 and Appointment of a Reputable Landscaping and Garden Terrains (Deforestation / Tree Felling) and Indoor Plants Maintenance Contractor(S) Through an Rfb:- for a 3 Year Period at Various Sita Hq Campuses In Centurion, Erasmuskloof, Beta and Numerus With The Option To Include Future New Sites 2017-11-24 11:00 RFB 1651- 2017
Procurement of services for the establishment and implementation of multispecies aquaculture hatchery, Research And Demonstration Centre in the Eastern Cape for a period of three (3) years 2017-11-24 11:00 4.4.12.4/ MLRF 150/ 18
Supply and delivery of Crime Scene Protective Stepping Plates for a period of two (2) Years: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management: Division: Forensic Services 2017-11-24 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 65TD (17)
Supply and deliver a replacement part on an Inspex 20i x-ray system: one (1) digital, flat panel x-ray detector 2017-11-24 11:00 NRF/ SAIAB/ 2018- 018
Provision of service provider to evaluate discretionary grants proposal 2017-2018 2017-11-23 11:00 011- 2017/ 2018
Provision of service provider to adjudicate discretionary grants proposal 2017-2018. 2017-11-23 11:00 010- 2017/ 2018
Procurement of a Sub-Zero Variable Black Body Source, Including Delivery, Installation And Commissioning 2017-11-24 11:00 NMISA (17- 18) T0042
Appointment of a service provider to provide comprehensive facilities management services at DPP Kimberley and Thuthuzela Care Centre for a period of three (3) years 2017-12-04 11:00 NPA 16- 17/ 18
Procurement of a High Temperature Variable Black Body Source, Including Delivery, Installation And Commissioning 2017-11-24 11:00 NMISA (17- 18) T0053
Procurement of a Medium Temperature Variable Black Body Source, Including Delivery, Installation And Commissioning. 2017-11-24 11:00 NMISA (17- 18) T0052
Procurement of a Low Temperature Variable Black Body Source, Including Delivery, Installation And Commissioning 2017-11-24 11:00 NMISA (17- 18) T0051
The Mjindi Farming (PTY) LTD seek to appoint a contractor for rendering security services for period of twelve months 2017-12-08 11:00 Tender
Procurement of a Tympanic (Ear) Variable Black Body Source, Including Delivery, Installation and Commissioning 2017-11-24 11:00 NMISA (17- 18) T0050
Appointment of a service provider to develop and implement a consumer education campaign for a period of twelve (12) months on 80/20 PPPFA: preferential procurement regulations, 2017. 2017-12-01 11:00 ICASA 13/ 2017
Appointment of a service provider for cleaning, pest control, hygiene, waste recycling and removal services at ICASA’s head office (Sandton) for a period of one (1) year 2017-12-01 11:00 ICASA 14/ 2017
Appointment of a service provider for the development and implementation of the migration plan, which includes the development of radio frequency spectrum assignment plans and an update to the IMT roadmap for a six (6) months 2017-12-01 11:00 ICASA 11/ 2017
The appointment of a service provider to provide safeguarding and Security services at the Department of Public Works: Head Office Complex, 191 Prince Alfred Street, PMB. 2017-12-01 11:00 ZNT 06/ 17/ 18
Supply and delivery of 300 Safety Kiosks over the period of two years for the Department of Community Safety 2017-11-24 11:00 GT/ GDCS/ 149/ 2017
Rendering of a comprehensive cleaning and hygiene Eco-Friendly service for Bellville Health Park “Green Building” for a three (3) year period. 2017-12-01 11:00 WCGHSC 0135/ 2017
Security Services required at Coastal KZN TVET College for the Central Office and 8 Campuses 2017-12-01 11:00 SS CKZN 02/ 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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