Local Content

What is the definition of Local Content? Local Content is Local Value Added in South Africa by South African recourses. Where a tender response contains a combination of local and imported goods and/or services, the tender price must be separated into its local and imported components as per the Standard Bidding Document 6.2 Annexure D and E, summarized in Annexure C. Local Content is total spend less any imported component. Remember that you as suppliers will be contractually required to maintain records to certify imported content, for example, invoice of materials, expenditure records and income statements. It must be emphasized that when you tender that you ensure you know which goods and/or services you can claim as Local Content. All Bova footwear is manufactured in South Africa however some of the components such as the toe caps are manufactured overseas. If you want assistance with local content calculations for any of the Bova products we will happily assist you. The National Government has also introduced designated sectors which are sectors, sub-sectors or industries that have been designated by the Department of Trade and Industry in line with national development and industrial policies for local production, where only locally produced services, works or goods or locally manufactured goods meet the stipulated minimum threshold for local production and content1. Safety Footwear falls into this designated sector so Bova is an ideal safety shoe to tender with. There is an increase in the drive from National as well as Provincial Government to promote Local Content. This drive is not a South African initiative but a world wide trend. In a South African context it is good because it stimulates internal growth of the economy. So next time when you tender consider Local Content as an option.
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