The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) addressed the business fraternity in the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality and unpacked its structured approach on how to access opportunities and the processes to be followed for SANRAL contracts.
SANRAL hosted its Information Session with the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality in Addo this week (Tuesday, 19 July) and met with subcontractors and suppliers registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) as CIDB Grade 1 to Grade 6 small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
Speaking at the information session, Thandile Makwabe, SANRAL Southern Region’s Transformation Officer, said the key objectives of government are to extend economic opportunities to build entrepreneurial capacity in rural and underdeveloped areas and townships by optimising the use of local resources in the project area, developing these local resources in the execution of the project, and maximising the amount of funds retained within the project area.
“It is important for the subcontractors and suppliers to know what is expected of them when working on SANRAL projects and what the main contractors’ responsibilities are towards targeted enterprises,” said Makwabe.
He also spoke about the formation of the Project Liaison Committees (PLC) and the database, the tender process for targeted enterprises, the tender evaluation process, mentorship, training and skills development, and community development (CD) projects.
Makwabe also cautioned SMMEs to have a contract in place before starting work on a project.
SANRAL makes use of local noticeboards, the SANRAL website, local, regional and national newspapers, electronic media, National Treasury tender bulletins and community meetings to announce tenders.
Image: Thandile Makwabe, SANRAL Southern Region’s Transformation Officer, unpacks steps to follow when tendering. He addressed the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality business fraternity in Addo.