TNPA identifies opportunities for SMMEs at Port of Mossel Bay
16 May 2018 - by
Several opportunities for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) to do business with the Port of Mossel Bay were identified during the municipality’s annual SMME Expo last week.
These include a plumbing contract up for tender end August, a gardening and cleaning services contract up for renewal end October, as well as a tender for the extension of the port’s admin building. This will be advertised at the end of May with 20% of the contract value set aside for supplier development focusing on capability and capacity building, job creation, small business promotion and rural integration.
Additionally, port manager Shadrack Tshikalange pointed out that repairs and maintenance would be required at the port’s slipway. Water and electricity meter efficiency would need to be investigated along with structural integrity investigations of Quay 4 and maintenance of the port’s stormwater channel, he added.
“We want to transform our supplier base by engaging in targeted initiatives that allow us to explore procurement opportunities that particularly emphasise the youth, black women, small businesses, people with disabilities, and rural entities, while striving to enhance the capability, capacity and efficiency of local suppliers,” said Tshikalange.