Category: Directory

Directory

Directory

Our Directory is one of the largest in Southern Africa for the construction industry.

The Directory contains contact information on Clients / Developers, Professionals, Contractors and Vendors.

You can access the directory by clicking on the below on the dashboard:

Then click on the magnifying glass:

You will be redirected to a Search Results page that will be displaying 0 results until you perform a search:

Details on our Directory

Update your Details on our Directory

1) By clicking on Settings > Details on our Directory via the left-hand menu on Dashboard

2) Via Steps to Success via the Vendor Home Page: when you click on “here” allows you to go through to the page – Directory Wizard, where you can see and update your directory entry (for vendors: also ensure that your trades are up to date so you receive RFQ’s that are relevant to your line of work)

Go through each step to ensure your entry is correct and update it should it need updating.

  • At the trades tab you can search keywords by either typing in part or the whole word (first block) and click search, this will bring up results that match your word you typed in the text box:
  • The second/middle block allows you to search keywords alphabetically, just click on the letter that your keyword starts with and the keywords will pop up, once keywords are chosen then click on the actions tab and choose “add selected trades” and they will move to the last block and any tender that has this keyword in it will be sent on your advisories on a daily basis provided the option to receive the keyword advisory is chosen.

If you click on “Learn more…” under steps 1 – 3 a pop up will appear with more information.

Directory Search

Some tips to remember when searching on our Directory:

  • Less is more
  • Always use spaces between acronyms e.g A B C Construction

From the Dashboard you can select the All dropdown and search by selecting Directory.

You can search with just the Company name you are looking for in the Search Text Field or click the Search Icon to View the Directory Search Page.

You can also search by using the various filters on the left:

Saved Searches – for any searches you have previously saved or to add a new saved search
Category – Directory will be selected if you have followed the above prompts
Region – Regions are expandable and can be narrowed down when clicking
Serviceable Region – Also expandable and refers to the region the Company services
CIDB – Expandable: Ability to Filter via Rating, Class or PE
CSD – True or False
BBBEE – Expandable: Ability to Filter via Classification or Status
Professional Types – Choose your specific professional type by expanding this option
Trades – Choose a trade or multiple trades
RFQ State – Expand to select receives or does not receive
Search – Click to complete your search implementing the filters
Clear All Filters – Clears all selected filters
Search History – shows any search history
Advisory Settings Search – searches using Advisory Settings

You can also use the RESET option at the top next to the Search icon to completely reset your search.

NOTE: Directory is Weighted according to Advertisers and then alphabetically when searching for Trades + Region

You can change your page size to a maximum of 100 by clicking on the below on the top right hand corner:

You can filter your search by “Relevance” or “Newest” here:

  • Relevance will be the results that best match your search criteria.
  • Newest will be the latest entries added to our directory or updated.

 

 

 

 

 

You can expand the view to be able to see the whole company on the results page without clicking on the Company, Division, Branch or contact by clicking on the following:

This also shows how many contacts are listed in that whole company.

To view tenders and projects that the entire company is linked to, click on the following:

This will take you to the Search Page showing results for the linked tenders and/or projects.

If you perform a search that returns no results, an email will be sent to the Directory department who will follow up with you and advise on a way to search that will return results or offer their assistance.

Viewing the Contact

From the Search Page

Click on a contact name to open it up to the view page:

This will display all the Contacts information.

On the left the following will display (if available):

  • Contact Details
  • Email this Professional (see below)
  • Add as a Favorite Professional (see below)
  • RFQ Recipient
  • Address Details
  • Discover Link (click to be redirected to the search page to view Leads linked to the Company)
  • All related info (Company, Division, Branch) under the contact: click on any of these to view more details

Click to email the contact:

On this page you can type the email you want to send to this professional as well as add an attachment should you wish to, please note the restrictions for the attachment below:

Click to add as a favourite contact:

This will list these contacts on your Dashboard under Favorite Professionals and you can access them easily.

Viewing the Branch

From the Search Page

Click on the branch name to open it up to the view page:

This will display all the Contacts under this Branch.

On the left the following will display (if available):

  • Contact Details
  • Address Details
  • Discover Link (click to be redirected to the search page to view Leads linked to the Company)
  • All related under the branch: click on any of these to view more details

In the middle of the page (if available):

  • Branch Description
  • Head Office Designation
  • Branch Capacity
  • BBBEE Status
  • BBBEE Classification
  • CSD Active
  • CSD Number
  • Location
  • Serviceable Regions
  • Trades

 

Viewing the Division

From the Search Page

Click on the division name to open it up to the view page:

This will display all the Branches and Contacts under this Division.

On the left the following will display (if available):

  • Contact Details
  • Website
  • Address Details
  • All related branches and contacts under the Division: click on any of these to view more details.

In the middle of the page (if available):

  • Division Description
  • Head Office Designation
  • BBBEE Status
  • BBBEE Classification
  • CSD Active
  • CSD Number
  • CIDB Rating and Class

Viewing the Company

From the Search Page

Click on the company name to open it up to the view page:

On the left the following will display (if available):

  • Contact Details
  • Website
  • Address Details
  • Discover Link (click to be redirected to the search page to view Leads linked to the Company)
  • All related divisions, branches and contacts under the Company: click on any of these to view more details.

In the middle of the page a description of the company (if available).

Explained: CIDB, CSD & BBBEE

CIDB & Classes:

from the CIDB website: “The Register of Contractors (RoC) is a macro risk management tool to support clients to better procure for infrastructure.  It applies to all contractors wishing to do work in the public sector. The RoC categorizes and grades contractors according to financial and works capability to carry out construction projects. Grades range from 1 to 9. The Construction Industry Development (CID) Regulations of 2004, as amended, bind public sector clients to only award construction contracts to CIDB registered contractors.”

To register, contractors must select and complete either the Grade 1 or Grade 2 to 9 application form as applicable. The contractor may only carry out work in the class of works they are registered in, and up to the maximum value of work permissible in their registered grading level. Each class of works must, therefore, be individually and separately applied for.

 

CODE CLASSES OF WORKS
GB General Building
CE Civil Engineering
EB Electrical Engineering Works – Building
EP Electrical Engineering Works – Infrastructure
ME Mechanical Engineering
SB Asphalt works (supply and lay)
SC Building excavations, shaft sinking, lateral earth support
SD Corrosion protection (cathodic, anodic, and electrolytic)
SE Demolition and blasting
SF Fire prevention and protection systems
SG Glazing, curtain walls and shop fronts
SH Landscaping, irrigation and horticulture works
SI Lifts, escalators and travellators (installation, commissioning and maintenance)
SJ Piling and specialised foundations for buildings and structures
SK Road markings and signage
SL Structural steelwork fabrication and erection
SM Timber buildings and structures
SN Waterproofing of basements, roofs and walls using specialist systems
SO Water supply and drainage for buildings (wet services, plumbing)
SQ Steel security fencing or precast concrete

 

CSD:

from the CSD website: “The Central Supplier Database maintains a database of organizations, institutions, and individuals who can provide goods and services to government. The CSD will serve as the single source of key supplier information for organs of state from 01 April 2016 providing consolidated, accurate, up-to-date, complete and verified supplier information to procuring organs of state. Prospective suppliers interested in pursuing opportunities within the South African government are encouraged to self-register on the Central Supplier Database. This self-registration application represents an expression of interest from the supplier to conduct business with the South African government. Once submitted, your details will be assessed for inclusion on the Central Supplier Database.”

BEE:

from the Econoserve website: “BEE, or more accurately B-BBEE refers to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment is a policy of the SA government which encourages companies to help transform the country.”

BBBEE Classification:

1) EMEs (Exempted Micro Enterprise) are the smallest entities, with an annual turnover of R10 million or less.

2) QSE’s (Qualifying Small Enterprises) are those with an annual turnover of between R10 million and R50 million, and

3) GEN’s (Generic Enterprises) are the largest entities, with an annual turnover in excess of R50 million

Change default email client on Windows 10

The default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky.

Chances are that page was set up using a “mailto:” link that instructs your web browser to send an email using your PC. The most common approach assumes you have a desktop email program like Microsoft Office’s Outlook, Thunderbird, or other installed, or that you’re using the Mail program that comes as part of Windows.

There are two ways to ensure that you have the correct Default Email set up detailed below.

Change Default Email Client via Search Box

  1. Type “Default Apps” into the Windows search box (bottom-left of your screen on the taskbar)
  2. Look for the “Default Apps (System Settings)” search result and click it on
  3. Look for the “Mail” heading and click on the icon underneath
  4. Choose your desired default email client from the drop-down list
  5. Wait a few seconds and you’re all done
  6. Note* Some older email clients may not show an icon in the drop-down list as they haven’t updated their code for Windows 10.

Change Default Email Client via Start Button

Sometimes the Windows 10 search box may not be available, in that case use these instructions.

  1. Click the “Start” button (bottom-left corner Windows logo icon)
  2. Click the “Settings” gear icon (usually second from bottom)
  3. Now click the “Apps” icon in the Windows Settings window
  4. On the left-pane, click on “Default Apps
  5. Look for the “Mail” heading, then click on the icon below it
  6. Choose your desired email client from the list
  7. Wait a few seconds and you’re done

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Troubleshooting: Clearing Browser Cache, Cookies & History

Why?

Whether you’re having login trouble, issues with your browser, or any number of unusual errors, a quick clearing of the Cache, Cookies & History is the first solution we recommend.

Why do we ask you to do this? In order to speed up your internet experience, browsers will “remember” old versions of websites so that they load more quickly. Usually, this is not a problem, but when websites update, remembering that old version can sometimes cause a problem. Clearing Cache, Cookies & History tells the browser to start over fresh.

As per our FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):

To access our service you need to have the latest update for browsers such as Chrome or Firefox and the appropriate hardware and operating system to support this.

If you have followed the below steps and your errors still persist please contact support@L2B.co.za or 087 150 1465

 

How? (Shortcut)

1. When your browser is open press Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac) on your keyboard
2. Select the following: Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files
3. From the “Time range” drop-down menu, select All time.
4. Click CLEAR DATA.
5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

How? (Detailed)

 Chrome

  1. In Chrome, click the menu (⋮) in the top-right corner.
  2. Hover over More Tools and select Clear Browsing Data.
  3. For time range, select All time. Make sure that Cached images and files is checked, uncheck the boxes for Cookies and Browsing history, and then click Clear Data. Quit and reopen Chrome.
  4. Next, to clear your cookies, type chrome://settings/siteData?search=cookies into your address bar
  5. In the search box, enter Lumosity.
  6. Click the trash can icon to the right of each entry, or click Remove all shown and then Clear All.
  7. Quit and reopen Chrome.

 Firefox

  1. Select the menu in the top right corner (≡) and click Preferences orOptions.
  2. Click Privacy & Security from the lefthand menu.
  3. Under Cookies and Site Data, click Clear Data. 
    To clear cache and all cookies, leave both boxes checked and then click Clear.
    To remain logged into other sites, you can uncheck the box for cookies and just clear your cache, and then clear your cookies for Lumosity only:
  4. Under Cookies and Site Data, click Manage Data.
  5. Enter Lumosity in the search box, and click Remove All Shown, then click Save Changes.
  6. Restart your browser.

 Safari

Safari 8+

  1. Go to the Safari menu and click History.
  2. Select Clear History..
  3. Select all history and click Clear.
  4. Close and reopen your browser.

Safari 7

  1. Go to the Safari menu and click Preferences.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Under Remove all website data click Details.
  4. Enter Lumosity in the search box, and click Remove All.
  5. Close and reopen your browser.

 

 


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