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ABOUT US

AND OUR JOURNEY

At SDI, we offer supplier development solutions to corporates for procuring and investing into SMMEs. Our SMMEs have been aggregated and vetted to ensure they provide exceptional services up to international standards. Our series of programmes ease the Procurement Executive’s need to procure from micro enterprises, whilst providing Transformation Executives with much-needed BEE points. Providing micro suppliers with avenues to trade their products and services with large corporates whilst growing their business, is the most important aspect of developing and sustaining these suppliers. We give micro traders access to market by collaborating with successful tech-enabled businesses such as Uber, SweepSouth, Bolt that we refer to as “Enablers”.

Our approach is uniquely positioned:

• We grow and sustain black SMMEs by providing real access to market opportunities and support

• We develop and upskill SMMEs

• We give corporates PR opportunities

• We align to industry and national priorities through best practice Enterprise & Supplier Development

ABOUT US

AND OUR JOURNEY

At SDI, we offer supplier development solutions to corporates for procuring and investing into SMMEs. Our SMMEs have been aggregated and vetted to ensure they provide exceptional, services up to international standards. Our series of programmes ease the Procurement Executive’s need to procure from micro enterprises, whilst providing Transformation Executives with much-needed BEE points. Providing micro suppliers with avenues to trade their products and services with large corporates whilst growing their business, is the most important aspect of developing and sustaining these suppliers. We give micro traders access to market by collaborating with successful tech-enabled businesses such as Uber, SweepSouth, Bolt that we refer to as “Enablers”.

Our approach is uniquely positioned:

• We grow and sustain black SMMEs by providing real access to market opportunities and support

• We develop and upskill SMMEs

• We give corporates PR opportunities

• We align to industry and national priorities through best practice Enterprise & Supplier Development

HOW IT WORKS

SDI PRORAMME

In line with SDI’s strategy of ensuring that the micro suppliers that we assist become economically viable through access to market, media platforms play an intricate part of their success.

It is critical that the Corporates and Partners that are clients of ours and work with us also have access to market to share with their target market on what can be achieved when Big Business works closely with Small Business.

The role of the Media Alliance is to negotiate with all media platforms for media space to help build the Micro Suppliers and to promote the Supplier Development role that the Corporates are playing.

It’s a win-win for all, with the Micro Suppliers being able to advertise their goods and services, allows the Corporates “Bragging Rights” for the role that they are playing and can claim ESD points to the value of the media space that they give to the SDI Media Alliance.

SDI MODEL

• Procurement: Buying of Services

• Enabler© Providing Trust in Services Vetted

• SMMEs: Selling of Services

SDI MODEL

• Procurement: Buying of Services

• Enabler© Providing Trust in Services Vetted

• SMMEs: Selling of Services

SA 200 000
Alex 1000 rolled out to SA 200 000

The Alex 1000 is a pilot SDI project focused on promoting township economies across the country, by enabling trade with business nodes in close proximity to themselves.

The ultimate aim of the project is to overcome geo-socioeconomic divides that have for the longest period existed between the Sandton & Alex economies.

The Alex 1000 project is a microcosm of the greater South African challenge of overcoming SMME development. Scaled up, this collaborative project can address these challenges.

SDI’s ENABLER PLATFORMS

SDI creates the opportunity for SMMEs to both service large corporates and to receive investment from them, via our Enabler platforms.

Our Enabler platforms use technology to aggregate compliant, homogenous Micro-Suppliers onto a single platform making it easy for a corporate to transact through an Enabler with a small Micro-Supplier’s business.

SDI applies the highest standards of compliancy with regard to market access and guarantees that our Micro-Suppliers are competent and capable to deliver on jobs. This is achieved by way of a rating system, much like the Uber five star rating system as well as ensuring service delivery conforms to internationally recognised standards for that particular field.

In turn the corporate can earn B-BBEE points by investing in the SMMEs that are providing the service the corporate has procured.

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MEDIA ALLIANCE

AND OUR PARTNERS

In line with SDI’s strategy of ensuring that the micro suppliers that we assist become economically viable through access to market, media platforms play an intricate part of their success.

It is critical that the Corporates and Partners that are clients of ours and work with us also have access to market to share with their target market on what can be achieved when Big Business works closely with Small Business.

The role of the Media Alliance is to negotiate with all media platforms for media space to help build the Micro Suppliers and to promote the Supplier Development role that the Corporates are playing.

It’s a win-win for all, with the Micro Suppliers being able to advertise their goods and services, allows the Corporates “Bragging Rights” for the role that they are playing and can claim ESD points to the value of the media space that they give to the SDI Media Alliance.

FAQS

How We Do It2020-07-28T21:04:22+02:00

SDI creates the opportunity for SMMEs to both service large corporates and to receive investment from them, via our Enabler platforms.

Our Enabler platforms use technology to aggregate compliant, homogenous Micro-Suppliers such as plumbers etc. onto a single platform making it easy for a corporate to transact through an Enabler with a small Micro-Supplier’s business.

Examples of our Enablers are Loadit, Bolt, Tradeway, WastePreneurs and SweepSouth. We therefore currently offer a moving/load transport service, a driver service, waste recycling and a cleaning operation. Our base of Micro Businesses are continually expanding, to give corporates more ways to earn ESD points by procuring these offerings.

SDI applies the highest standards of compliancy with regard to market access and guarantees that our Micro-Suppliers are competent and capable to deliver on jobs. This is achieved by way of a rating system, much like the Uber five star rating system as well as ensuring service delivery conforms to internationally recognised standards for that particular field.

In turn the corporate can earn B-BBEE points by investing in the SMMEs that are providing the service the corporate has procured.

Why SDI2020-07-29T11:39:27+02:00

Procure from our base of Micro Suppliers and you get:

  1. Enterprise Development points towards your B-BBEE scorecard
  2. A vetted, rated service that complies with international standards
  3. The opportunity for supporting the Micro Entrepreneur and uplifting his/her life
  4. Participation in the growth of the local economy

 

Enterprise Supplier Development points are weighted the most of a corporate’s scorecard (40 versus 25 for Ownership and 20 for Skills Development). SDI does so much more with your funds because we fund Micro Suppliers and give them real access to market opportunities. To use an analogy of a fisherman, the incubator model provides the “fisherman” with the fishing rod and skills to catch the fish. At SDI, we provide the “fisherman” with the order from the restaurant thereby motivating him to keep up to exceptional standards.

With SDI, you have the assurance we make a real difference and reach so many more qualifying Micro Traders.

What Does It Takes To Qualify as a Supplier?2020-07-27T10:14:24+02:00

At SDI, we focus on supplier development initiatives that provide market access & market participation as the most critical step towards developing Black suppliers. Providing Black suppliers with avenues to trade their products & services with large corporates whilst growing their business, is by far the most important aspect of developing sustainable Black suppliers.

What is an Enabler©?2020-07-29T11:41:32+02:00

The SDI Enabler© is an industry specialist (technical partner) and a best practice B-BBEE adviser. These “Enabling Partners” © work hand in hand to ensure the corporate maximises their B-BBEE scorecard. They also play a vital role to ensure the SMME receives funding in a measured manner, that not only qualifies the corporate investor for maximum Enterprise Supplier Development points, but is also conducive to growth for the SMME and ultimately improving the SMMEs product or service to their corporate customers.

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