The N2 and N3 upgrade Project Liaison Committees (PLC) of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) are calling all current and prospective suppliers and sub-contractors to apply to be accredited and registered on the Sub-contractor and Supplier Database.
Sanral is committed to transforming the engineering and construction sectors through community development projects on the N2 and N3 upgrades project.
The sub-contractors and suppliers are invited to register on the database for construction work on the 80 km section between Pietermaritzburg and Durban as well as the N2 corridor between Amanzimtoti and Umdloti. These upgrades will include the widening of the N2 and N3 carriageways, with four or five lanes in each direction, and the reconfiguration of most major interchanges along these route sections.
Sanral’s Regional Manager in the Eastern Region, Dumisani Nkabinde says: “The database is intended to ensure that the companies registered will get tender notices and further assist to give main contractors appointed by SANRAL for the upgrades an indication of the available expertise within the targeted areas to plan packages for the intended transformation targets.”
Due to the length and estimated cost of these upgrades, the sections will be split into several detailed design and construction packages. “Sanral is calling all interested SMMEs especially in the communities along the N2 and N3 corridors to register as the packages will be broken down into reasonably sized construction packages that would benefit the prospective suppliers and sub-contractors. Sanral wants to share business and job opportunities with the communities where it operates,” continues Nkabinde.
Sanral has tried to ensure that youth, women, people with disabilities and other designated groups as per the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations benefits from its projects to ensure the broad-based participation of black South Africans.
Clear guidelines and structures have been put in place to ensure local communities benefit directly from the procurement of goods and services from local suppliers to giving preference to the creation of local jobs.
“Sanral believes that communities should receive a sustainable benefit to enable a better life, whether it be a safe road surface on a busy highway or a bridge in a remote community to give access to schools and clinics,” concludes Nkabinde.
For enquiries and registration forms, contact:
N2 UPGRADE PROJECT LIAISON OFFICER (PLO)
Tel: 083 283 6153 or 082 931 3041
Closing date and time of submission: Friday 4th September 2020 @ 12h30 – no submission received after the closing date and time will be accepted or considered.