MORE than 200 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) attended two information sharing sessions hosted by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) recently.
The events were held at the Wild Coast Sun Hotel in Mzamba and at the Health Resource Centre in Lusikisiki, and shared information required for SMMEs to complete documents for upcoming tenders on the N2 Wild Coast Road Project.
“We informed SMMEs about our upcoming opportunities, explained our transformation policy and our ongoing transformation endeavours, and we also discussed our procurement tender processes,” said Nwabisa Gxumisa, SANRAL’s Wild Coast District Office Manager.
Presenting at the sessions, Craig McLachlan, SANRAL’s lead Project Manager on the project, said the events also fulfilled government’s overall aim to extend economic opportunities and build entrepreneurship capacity in rural and underdevelopment communities across the country. He outlined the agency’s second tier procurement processes and its 14 Point Plan, as well as the role of Project Liaison Committees (PLC) on SANRAL projects.
SANRAL will advertise three upcoming tenders in Mpondoland. These are for the rehabilitation of Ingquza Hill Memorial Road, upgrading of roads within Ntlavukazi village in Lambasi, as well as surfacing of Section DR8004 from the R61 to Bambisana Hospital.
The tender for Package 5 for the Ingquza Hill Memorial Road was published on Friday, 29 October 2021, the tender for Package 4 the Ntlavukazi village roads will be advertised on Friday, 5 November, and Package 2 for the DR8004 road will be advertised on Friday, 12 November 2021.
“It is anticipated that all three tenders will be awarded mid-2022. Potential Bidders must download document from SANRAL website and register to receive a link to virtual Tender briefings. All three tenders will be for SMMEs and will be labour intensive,” said McLachlan.
Ncumisa Dlamini, the owner of Sigidi Development, said, “The sessions outlined what I needed to hear about SANRAL’s projects, upcoming packages, as well as the channels that I can use for tendering”.