SANRAL announces key sub-contracting opportunities in City of Mbombela

Mpumalanga, 20 June 2021 – Local businesses in the City of Mbombela local municipality will benefit from the 207,28km road and infrastructure upgrades the South African National Road Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) is in undertaking in the area, the agency has announced. A total of just over R26 million will be allocated to sub-contracting.

SANRAL is busy with four main scopes of work and a total of 29 work packages over the next three years which will include: litter and minor works; minor maintenance; vegetation and bush clearing; as well as general maintenance. Each work package will be targeted to specific areas within the City of Mbombela.

As part of its commitment to drive transformation in the construction industry, SANRAL hosted two key information sessions in the City of Mbombela local municipality to share upcoming routine road maintenance (RRM) project and sub-contracting opportunities. The sessions were hosted in Nelspruit and in Barberton to ensure that all local businesses – from Barberton, Hazyview, White River and Nelspruit, which all fall under the municipality – had the opportunity to participate.

Melba Geca, SANRAL’s Stakeholder Coordinator for Mpumalanga Province said the information sessions aim to provide local businesses with the information they require to participate in the work packages. Interested businesses need to have either a CIDB grading 1 and 2.

“We use these sessions to strengthen our relationships with key stakeholders such as the municipality and local business owners so that we can also share projects not just in Mbombela but the greater province of Mpumalanga,” said Geca.

“There are four key routes that will affect these towns within the City of Mbombela local municipality. These are the R40 Sections 2, 4 and 5; R38 Section 5; R37 Section 4 as well as the N4 Sections 7EY and 7EX. This brings the total extent of work to a total of 207,28km and we would like to encourage you as business owners to submit your bid into the tendering process,” said Tshimangadzo Masindi, SANRAL’s Northern Region Project Manager responsible for these key projects within the municipality. Masindi explained the key requirements and documents that local business owners will need to submit if they want to be considered for sub-contracting opportunities within the City of Mbombela local municipality. Topics included certificates of the tender briefing, the business’s intention to submit a tender and fronting practices.

Business owners must submit proof that they have been registered on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD); a certificate showcasing that the business is tax compliant; its banking details and B-BBEE verification.

As a follow up to the information sessions, a compulsory clarification meeting will be arranged for business owners interested in participating in the tendering process. This meeting is used to inform and brief SMMEs on the various important aspects of the tendering process and indicate where there are shortfalls that are encountered throughout the tender process.

ADDENDUM – Work packages table

Work Package Number


Work packages

1 – 6

Work packages

7 & 8

Work packages

9 – 11

Work packages

12 & 13

Package description (typical scopes of work)


Litter and

Minor works

Minor Maintenance


Vegetation and

Bush Clearing

General Maintenance


Targeted SMMEs (CIDB Grading)


1 CE


2 CE


3 CE


4 CE


Targeted area in City of Mbombela Local Municipality


Barberton; Nelspruit; White River; Hazyview; Kiepersol, Marite; Bushbuckridge; Acornhoek


Mbombela; Bushbuckridge


Mbombela; Bushbuckridge


Mbombela; Bushbuckridge