Featured Project: Dibeng Sewer Network: Phase 4

Northern Cape – PPA 27881

Description
Construction of a sewerage network for Dibeng, Phase 4, located in Dibeng in the Northern Cape. CIDB:7CE. The GPS co-ordinates are Latitude -27.596209709850132, Longitude 22.900073125903333

 

Status Region
Tender Dibeng, Northern Cape
Category Value
Infrastructure R 31 Million – R 60 Million
Industry Timing
Water 2022 Onwards
Sector Class
Public Open Tender

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About Michelle Crosby

I started my journey at Leads 2 Business in the Directory Department in 2012. I was then promoted to the Private Projects Department in 2014 and was recently promoted to Projects HOD this year.

Difference between a Tender and a Project

 

Cambridge Dictionary definitions:-

Tender (verb) A written or formal offer to supply goods or to do a job for an agreed price
Project (noun) A piece of planned work or an activity that is finished over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular purpose

 

Google definition:-

It can potentially get a little confusing, but in short, a project is a development that is tracked from conception to completion e.g. The development of a hotel. A tender is a specific tender for a specific requirement e.g. a tender might go out for the supply of bricks.

 

At Leads 2 Business we have several distinct differences between Tenders and Projects published on our database, for example, how they are captured, how you interact with them, and specific subscriptions tailored to your requirements.

Capturing a Tender:

All tender notices originate from an original Tender Advert that has been advertised publicly on various platforms that we monitor. All the information provided is captured in a user-friendly format paying particular attention to site inspection dates and times, closing dates and times, the contract number, any restrictions that might be applicable, contact names and details of relevant persons involved in the specific tender process and where the actual tender document is available. When the information has all been added and the document is saved, a unique reference number is allocated preceded by the prefix DTA (Daily Tender Advisory)

Capturing a Project:

The information collated for a Project Lead is gleaned from multiple resources and captured in a user-friendly format paying particular attention to the timing and status, GPS location, type of building or infrastructure, professionals involved, relevant documentation and the most current information on the progress of the project. When all the information has been added and the document saved, a unique reference number is allocated preceded by the prefix PPA (Private Project Advisory)

Interacting with a Tender:

Tender notices can be found on the site using the easy search function using either the unique reference number, contract number or keywords from the description. The contact details for the professionals listed on the tender advert will be available should you have any questions regarding the details of the tender. There could be links to relevant documents that are hyperlinked to download directly onto your PC. You can set reminders for the site inspection date so you don’t miss that all-important meeting. Set a reminder for the closing date so you are not late handing in your final tender document. Contact a friendly L2B researcher should there be any further information you desire. Monitor the tender notice so you are notified of any changes to the original tender notice published. The Tender Notice is updated when awarded.

Interacting with a Project:

Project Leads can be found on the site using the easy search function using either the unique reference number, name of the development or keywords from the description. Depending on the status of the project there will be a list of professionals that you are able to contact at each relevant stage of the project life cycle. There is the opportunity to build relationships with professionals to facilitate possible collaboration on future projects. There could be links to relevant documents that are hyperlinked to download directly onto your PC. Contact a friendly L2B researcher that is dedicated to researching that specific project should there be any further information you desire. Monitor the Project Lead so you are notified of any updates and/or progress as the Project evolves from Conceptual to Completion. The Project Lead is updated progressively as it moves through the Project Life Cycle

Tailor-made Subscriptions:

Your Leads 2 Business profile is designed to fit the needs and specifications suited to your trades and capabilities in the building industry. If you are only partial to tender notices your subscription won’t include Project Leads but if Project Leads is your bread and butter we understand the world you live in and you will also be able to access Tender notices.

Sources:
Cambridge Dictionary
Leads 2 Business
Google


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About Debbie Wessels

I started at Leads 2 Business in April 2008 in the tenders Department and transferred to the Projects Department during the same year. I was appointed Head of Department for Projects from February 2011 to March 2022. April 2022 I started a new adventure as Content Regulator.

Pertinent Project Points (breaking down a project)

  • Conceptual Stage

The project will still be an idea/concept. Pre-feasibility studies are undertaken to determine whether the project is viable during this stage. No construction consultants are appointed as yet, as it is the earliest stage of the project.

  • Procedural Stage

Environmental studies are undertaken in this phase, and various studies, possibly including heritage, geotechnical etc are undertaken on the project’s site location to determine if it would be safe to develop or if there are any issues. Once Environmental Authorisation is granted, Town Planning (TP) applications would be submitted to the Local Municipality by the Town Planning consultants on behalf of the client. A TP application is to rezone the property if required.

During this phase, we could have only the Environmentalist, Town Planner and clients’ details listed on the project however their contact details will be hidden. The Environmentalist & Town Planners listed on the project will solely be involved in the environmental and TP process that is being conducted on the land and will not be of assistance nor will they be the correct person to forward your profile, as they have no input in the procurement or construction of the development. The client and developers’ details will only be made available once all necessary legal approvals have been granted.

  • Design Stage

A project on our database will only be changed to Design once an Architect has been appointed for a building component. An infrastructure component such as a road will be changed to design when a civil engineer is appointed. The Design Phase is where the Designs are developed. There are different stages within the design stage that Architects often follow before designs are approved and finalized by the clients. The rest of the professional team is also appointed during the design phase as they all collaborate to develop detailed designs. Details of the entire team are sourced during this stage as well. Architect drawings are not sourced or added as Project documents. Subscribers are advised to request drawings directly from the Architects.

  • Tender Stage

Tenders are advertised publicly (if the government department is the client) or are sent to preferred bidders (if private client) we update the projects accordingly depending on which sector it is in.

You will find that some Public Projects (CIDB 7, 8 or 9) are added from the Tender stage to our database. These projects are sourced from Government portals, gazettes or local newspapers.

During the Tender stage, the Bill of Quantities could be made available. A copy will be added to the PPA as a document and an email will be sent out notifying the monitors. If the project is a Private development a request will be made to the consultants for a copy of the BOQ. Should a copy be made available, it can be requested by the subscriber from the listed researcher from L2B. A private BOQ can only to be used for information purposes as it is a confidential document and may not be redistributed.

  • Awarded Stage

The project status is changed once the main contractor has been awarded the construction contract. The project in this stage will be updated with Contract Timing, Contract Value, Site Agent and Contracts Managers details from the awarded company. During this stage, the contractor awaits to receive site handover from the client and work permits from the Department of Labour should it be a public project. Private projects exceeding R65 million are also required to apply for work permits at the Department of Labour through their appointed Health & Safety officer.

  • Underway Stage

Once work permits are received and site handover takes place the contractor would then establish the site (moving equipment on-site and setting up office). Once construction has commenced, the status of the project changes to underway. The project is actively monitored with project updates being generated frequently to notify our subscribers of the entire progress of the works. Subcontractor’s details are requested and added to the awards.

  • Completion Stage

When works reach practical completion or project handover takes place or if the works will be completed within 6 – 8 weeks, we will then update the status to Complete and the Project will no longer be actively researched.

  • Postponed Stage

Projects are listed as postponed if we have been advised or sourced that construction will not be taking place for a period of time. If a project was in the tender phase and the tender was cancelled, the status is changed to postponed pending the publication of a new tender

  • Cancelled Stage

A Project is cancelled if we have sourced or been notified that the development is no longer going ahead

  • L2BShelved

In the event of the researcher not being able to source or confirm any viable construction information or contactable professionals details on a project over a period of time, the status could be updated to L2BShelved. This indicates that all avenues of research have been exhausted and the Project will no longer be actively researched by L2B.


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Featured Project: Hebron Mall

North West – PPA 7180

Description
Construction of the proposed new 23 000m² Hebron Plaza shopping centre situated at Second Street, Akasia, North West. This consists of about 80 shops including Shoprite, Boxer, Clicks, Roots and Cashbuild as well as a stand alone KFC drive thru and a Mc Donalds Drive thru. GPS Lat -25.556943, Long 28.043955

 

Status Region
Underway North West
Category Value
Building  200 Million+
Industry Timing
Retail August 2021 to September 2022.
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

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About Minnie Zondi

I am an insanely optimistic ambivert that does everything from the heart instead of the mind. Deeply interested in people and matters that pertain to mankind.

5 Key Roles of a Construction Project Manager

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When we think about construction, it usually comes to mind complex endeavors that require a series of planned and careful actions, after all, it’s necessary to stay faithful to the clients and stakeholders’ expectations and, just as important, make sure that the projects are executed and delivered safely. This complexity is why construction project management has many layers and needs someone who can gather different roles to ensure all relevant aspects of the project are considered. A construction project manager must have distinct qualities that assure their great performance as a leader. If you’re curious about some of the most important roles in this field, we prepared this infographic to show you!

Source: Nutcache


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Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Featured Project: Merino Mall – Building

Ermelo, Mpumalanga – PPA 25185

Description
Construction of a single level small regional shopping centre located on the corners of the N2 and N11 freeways and within close proximity to the N17, in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. Value withheld. The development will consist of a fully enclosed shopping centre of approximately 30 000m², with the opportunity for future expansion. GPS co-ordinates placed at N2 / N11 intersection 26°32’07.8″S 29°59’22.2″E

 

Status Region
Underway Ermelo
Category Value
Building R 61 Million – R 200 Million
Industry Timing
Retail Proposed Opening: October 2022
Sector Class
Private Invited

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About Debbie Wessels

I started at Leads 2 Business in April 2008 in the tenders Department and transferred to the Projects Department during the same year. I was appointed Head of Department for Projects from February 2011 to March 2022. April 2022 I started a new adventure as Content Regulator.

How To: Make Notes

Your Notes which are found on both Projects and Tenders have 2 Sections:

  1. “Are you involved in this Project/Tender?” – which is a drop-down selection
  2. Add a New Note – which allows you to add any custom note3

 

“Are you involved in this Project/Tender?” drop-down selection has options you can choose from:

  1. I am an Appointed Subcontractor on this Contract
  2. I am Bidding as a Main/Civil Contractor on this Contract
  3. I am the Awarded Main/Civil Contractor

If you are actually involved at these specific stages ie. Appointed, Bidding or Awarded then you are able to select the relevant option. This can provide additional exposure for your company should the details be confirmed by our researchers.

Added notes are visible for the Main User and their Monitors at any point when viewing the relevant Tender/Project and can also be removed by the User that added the note.

Do you prefer the Video Tutorials like we’ve published previously or Screenshot Tutorials such as the above? Comment below…

 


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Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Featured Project: Nkuna Kraal – Retail

Limpopo – PPA 12409

Description
Construction of a shopping centre for the Nkuzana mixed-use development on a portion of the Farm Hoogmoed 69 LT, within the Makhado Municipality in Limpopo. The entire project will cover an area of 115,826 ha, while this component will cover 1 erf. The central co-ordinates of the site are S 23°12’29.70” and E 30°18’37.58” and the site of shopping centre is 23°12’49.8″S 30°18’39.1″E Estimated value R90 million

 

Status Region
Underway Makhado (Louis Trichardt)
Category Value
Building R 61 Million – R 200 Million
Industry Timing
Retail August 2021 – May 2022 (phase 1) March 2023 (phase 2)
Sector Class
Private Invited

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Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Featured Project: Oceans Umhlanga – Radisson Blu Hotel

Umhlanga – PPA 11583

Description
Construction of the Radisson Blu Hotel, as part of Oceans @ Umhlanga (previously known as Gandhi Square) in Umhlanga Village, KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga will have a total of 200 rooms and a range of world-class offerings including: State-of-the-art business facilities; exclusive fine-dining offerings; a large banqueting facility and other meeting rooms for 1200 people; rooftop bar and terrace; spectacular rim flow pool deck; boutique gym; spa treatment rooms; artisanal roaster style coffee bar; and Islamic compliant facilities. There will also be a Presidential suite on the 16th floor. The development site is located in the Umhlanga CBD and is bounded by the Ridge Road Extension in the West, Lighthouse Road in the South, Lagoon Drive in the East and Flamingo Drive in the North. The site sits on approximately 7ha of prime land that nestles in the heart of Umhlanga. The development will also include a shopping mall which will be known as Ocean Mall, arranged over two levels and carrying international brands; and a residential component, consisting of 2 residential towers with a total of 460 residential units. Estimated project value: R490 million (Excl VAT). Approximate GPS Coordinates: -29.725213, 31.084618.

 

Status Region
Underway Umhlanga, KZN
Category Value
Building  200 Million+
Industry Timing
Hospitality & Leisure October 2017 to July 2019 (20 months). Extended May 2022
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

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Featured Project: Helen Joseph Hospital – Nurses Residence

Johannesburg – PPA 20398

Description
Alterations and additions to the nurses residence at the Helen Joseph Hospital located at 1 Perth Road, Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng. CIDB Grading: 9 GB. R290 Million including VAT.

 

Status Region
Underway Johannesburg, Gauteng
Category Value
Building  200 Million+
Industry Timing
Residential November 2018 – March 2021 (30 Months). Extended December 2022
Sector Class
Public Open Tender

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About Michelle Crosby

I started my journey at Leads 2 Business in the Directory Department in 2012. I was then promoted to the Private Projects Department in 2014 and was recently promoted to Projects HOD this year.

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