The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a cost-sharing grant offered to black-owned small enterprises to assist them to improve their competitiveness and sustainability to become part of the mainstream economy and create employment.

THE PROGRAMME PROVIDES GRANTS TO A MAXIMUM OF R1 MILLION:

  • R800 000 for tools, machinery and equipment on a 50:50 cost-sharing basis; and
  • R200 000 for business development and training interventions per eligible enterprise to improve their corporate governance, management, marketing, productivity and use of modern technology on a 80:20 cost-sharing basis.

OBJECTIVES OF THE INCENTIVE SCHEME

  • To fast-track existing Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) that exhibit good potential for growth into the mainstream economy;
  • To grow black-owned enterprises by fostering linkages between black SMMEs and corporate and public sector enterprises;
  • To complement current affirmative procurement and outsourcing initiatives of corporate and public sector enterprises; and
  • To enhance the capacity of grant recipient enterprises to successfully compete for corporate and public sector tenders and outsourcing opportunities.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA OF THE INCENTIVE SCHEME

  • Fifty-one per cent black majority shareholding;
  • R250 000 to R35 million turnover per year;
  • One year in operation and trading as a business;
  • Fifty per cent management positions held by black people (historically disadvantaged individuals);
  • Enterprises formally registered for VAT;
  • Eligible to obtain funding to a maximum of R1 million:
    o R800 000 for tools, machinery and equipment on a 50:50 cost-sharing basis; and
    o R200 000 for business development and training interventions per eligible enterprise to improve their corporate governance, management, marketing, productivity and use of modern technology on a 80:20 cost-sharing basis; and
  • Be operating and trading for at least one financial year – at the sole discretion of DSBD, an enterprise that has been operational/registered for less than a year may be considered for this incentive, provided that the enterprise can supply sufficient evidence to service a tender/contract.

In order to access the scheme we are using Network Facilitators.NB: Network Facilitators are independent contractors who act as honest brokers between DBSDB and black enterprises seeking assistance under BBSDP. A National list of Network Facilitators can be found on our website address shown below and you can call one from the list for assistance.

BBSDP Guidelines