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Request For Proposal | Enterprise Development Programme


The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) invites interested Enterprise Development Facilitators to submit proposals for the development and facilitation of an enterprise development programme to assist SAFCEC in providing Enterprise Development as a support service to its members.

This programme is aimed at emerging contractors in the civil construction industry that are referred to as Qualifying Beneficiary Entities in the Revised Construction Sector Code. The intention is that the programme will be managed by SAFCEC to assist its member organisations in meeting BBBEE targets and specific client requirements. Each programme will have individual agreements in place between SAFCEC, the facilitating entity, the developing entity, and the established entity.

The established entity will be responsible for implementing the needs outlined in the development plan - either directly (internally) or through covering all costs associated with the provision of external mentors/specialists in specific fields.


SAFCEC’s current Enterprise Development programme was developed for its members more than 10 years ago. In pursuit of continual improvement and service delivery to its members, SAFCEC has identified the need to relaunch the programme to ensure that the delivery thereof is not only professional and practical, but one that delivers measurable results. The objective is to develop small and / or emerging companies operating in the civil construction industry into sustainable and competitive organisations within their sector.

The newly amended Construction Codes of 2017 subscribe to the principle of Supplier Development. The revised Enterprise Development programme must align to the relevant principles of Supplier Development in the revised code.

Scope of Proposal

  • Present a structure of the proposed Enterprise Development Programme

    • Include details of how the programme would be presented, documented, recorded and steps to ensure successful implementation. The structure should consider the national membership of SAFCEC. Details should be provided regarding the capacity of the entity, as well as the number of Enterprise Development initiatives that could be managed concurrently.

  • Proposed costing and/or funding of the development of the revised programme.

  • Proposed costing of Facilitation including provision of mentors and specialists.

  • Details of mentors and specialists that are available to develop specific needs in the organisation.

  • Details on how the programme would be facilitated including roles and responsibilities. Indicate the frequency of meetings, interactions, and types of training to be provided.

  • Short CV of facilitator highlighting their knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    • Construction knowledge

    • Administration capability

    • Transformation cknowledge

    • Passion for growing and developing small companies

The proposal should indicate steps to be followed should the outcomes not be achieved.

Program Implementation

The successful facilitation entity shall ensure that a needs analysis of the emerging entity / individual employee is conducted, and a developmental plan is developed and implemented. This includes the following:
  • Ensure that the agreement between the Measure Entity and Qualifying Beneficiary Entity is signed by both parties;
  • Conduct a needs analysis and document the results;
  • Set tasks for future development with reference to Individual development plans, including any gaps in knowledge that might have been identified.


  • Complete and maintain a comprehensive Portfolio of Evidence report for each developing entity. On completion, a copy must be printed for the developing company, the established company, and SAFCEC (3 (three) copies in total
  • Submit monthly reports to SAFCEC, including key indicators of each entity: -
    • Tax status
    • Cidb grade
    • BBBEE Recognition Level
    • Black ownership/ Black-women ownership
    • Number of Employees
    • Turnover
    • Number of contracts completed


Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted in writing via e-mail to Xolisile Zondo at


Responses to this RFP are due by the end of day on 01 June 2018

Responses to this RFP must be e-mailed to Xolisile Zondo at

Each Respondent is responsible for labeling the exterior of the sealed envelope containing the proposal response, proposal name, proposal due date and time, and your firm’s name.

Hard copies must be delivered to: Xolisile Zondo; 3rd Floor; SAFCEC House; 12 Skeen Boulevard; Bedfordview; 2009


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