7 SMMEs appointed for RRM on SANRAL?s N8 in Griekwastad, South Africa

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7 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have been appointed by Razzmatazz Civil (PTY) Ltd to take part in the ongoing Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) on the N8 between Rooisand and Vaal River, in the Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality and Siyancuma Local Municipality.

The US $2.2m project was awarded to Razzmatazz Civil (PTY) Ltd as the contractor in August 2020, who then advertised work packages for subcontractors. Tenders for subcontracting closed in the first week of December 2020 and have been awarded to seven subcontractors who have already reported to site.

According to Gretchen Weber-Cherry, SANRAL Project Manager, To ensure maximum project participation from the local communities, at least 50% of the RRM works are structured into sustainable packages which are let on tender at regular cycles. “This ensures we spread the economic opportunities to give more eligible businesses opportunities to participate in SANRAL projects,” he explained.

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Access to information about the project

SANRAL held an information session in the municipal hall in Griekwastad in November 2020, to ensure that potential subcontractors had access to information about the project, could engage with SANRAL’s leadership and could also directly engage with the main contractor. Furthermore, the regional manager of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Ms Given Madiba, was also on hand (virtually) to guide emerging businesses through the process of registration and improving their grading.

Milton van Heerden from Delta Infrastructure Solutions, the Consultants’ Route Manager on the N8, assured the community that this project would ensure not only maximum participation opportunities, by splitting the work into 12 month packages, but would also afford participants significant training, development and mentoring, that would equip them with skills and knowledge for other economic opportunities down the line.

Subcontractors would also have their own space at the site office, to further facilitate mentoring and supervision under the main contractor and the consultant.