Location and national reach

Comsol’s head office and main branch is in Midrand, Gauteng, and it has additional branch operations in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Durban. It also has technical teams on the ground in Welkom, East London, and Nelspruit. Sixty percent of the company’s business structure is made up of highly skilled technicians located across the country who build, implement, and maintain wireless connectivity solutions for customers.

These technicians are all certified in the solutions they are providing, and are fully employed by Comsol, with no use of third party contractors. Comsol has a direct technical presence in seven provinces across South Africa, through which it provides services to customers across the country and other parts of Africa. This enables it to offer varying service level agreements to suit specific customer requirements and budgets.

Strategic Partnerships

Comsol has strategic partnerships with Internet Solutions, Dimension Data and T-Systems. Its relationship with Internet Solutions started with the building of the company’s wireless infrastructure.

Since then, Comsol has provided wireless links between Internet Solutions and thousands of its customers, including Supergroup, Investec, Life Healtcare, SARS, Bidvest, UTI, BP, Value Logistics, De Beers, Murray & Roberts, Mondi, and Deloitte.

History

Comsol was founded in Durban in 1997 by the company’s current CEO Iain Stevenson. Since then, the company has generated more than R1-billion turnover from building wireless access solutions for customers, with no further capital injection.

In 2000 Comsol opened an operation in Johannesburg and moved its head office there in 2006, because of the escalating demand for wireless access solutions in the area. Black empowerment company Convergence Partners acquired a 38.2% shareholding in the business in 2006.

Convergence Partners also owns shares in Dimension Data, Vodacom, Seacom, New Dawn Satellite, Nedbank, and Bright House, and is a joint stakeholder in FiberCo, along with Cell C and Internet Solutions.

 

Procurement Policy

In a constantly-changing and more globally-competitive market, countries need to ensure that their economies are growing consistently. This is possible where individual companies within the economy are growing.  

In the South African context, there is need for sustainable transformation that adds value to our businesses and adds to the bottom line. Aside from the growth imperative for transformation to succeed, we also cannot ignore the moral and social reasons for empowerment to succeed.  

This policy documents outlines Comsol’s Preferential Procurement Policy and is aligned with the following legislative instruments: 

 

1.      Constitution of the Republic of South Africa

2.      BEE Act 53 of 2003 as amended

3.      The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI’s) B-BBEE Generic Codes of Good Practice (CoGP)

4.     The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI’s) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Code

   

This policy is aimed at setting procurement guidelines for Comsol and to outline a process to support and document procurement decisions to ensure implementation of our preferential procurement programme. It is the policy of Comsol to promote Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) by encouraging increased participation of black business people, particularly women and people with disabilities in procurement activities. 

In pursuit of this objective, Comsol will provide for fair and equitable treatment of suppliers involved in procurement with Comsol. Therefore all suppliers shall be treated in a fair manner within the framework of this policy unless business dictates otherwise.  Favorable payments terms to black owned, black empowered suppliers will be within 15 days. 

The objectives of this policy are to:

 

1.     To enhance Comsol‘s procurement status by encouraging suppliers to become contributors to B-BBEE and to improve their own contribution levels.

2.     Increase the rand value of procurement-spend towards BEE Enterprises;

3.     Increase the number of BEE Enterprises participating in Comsol SA’s procurement activities

 

 

 

 

 

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