Local sub-contractors to benefit.
FUNDS to the tune of R33.9 million have been set aside for routine road maintenance on the N8 between Rooisand and Vaal River, in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality and Siyancuma Local Municipality.
South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) project manager, Gretchen Weber-Cherry said on Tuesday that seven small, medium and micro-enterprises, had been appointed to work on the road near Griekwastad.
She added that at least 50 percent of work would be allocated to local sub-contractors over the next three years.
“The contract was awarded to Razzmatazz Civil (Pty) Ltd in August 2020 and tenders were advertised for subcontractors. The deadline for the submission of tenders closed during the first week of December 2020 and were awarded earlier this month to seven subcontractors who have already reported to the site.”
Weber-Cherry stated that economic opportunities would be distributed to allow more businesses opportunities to participate in the project.
“Sanral, along with the contractor and regional manager of the Construction Industry Development Board, held an information session in the municipal hall in Griekwastad in November to provide access to information about the project and guide emerging businesses on the registration process of registration and improve their grading.”
She added that subcontractors would have their own space at the site office, to facilitate mentoring and supervision under the main contractor and the consultant.
Consultant’s route manager at Delta Infrastructure Solutions Milton van Heerden said training, development and mentoring would be offered to equip participants with skills and knowledge.