Issue Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016

7 security features when registering on the Central Supplier database    

One of the hottest topics in the South African tender environment is the Central Supplier Database (CSD). If you want to do business with the South African Government you must be registered on the Central supplier Database.

Once you start registering on the Central Supplier Database (CSD) it is noticeable how many security features there are. The database starts of by requesting you to supply a very high level password. The password must inter alia contain capital letters, numbers as well as special characters. There are numerous other security features but the CSD website list the following seven features that address identity proofing:

1.    When registering on the CSD, not only is the email address confirmed but also a One Time Pin (OTP) sent as an SMS to the cell phone number provided when registering. This is called an 'Out of Band' method of adding an                     additional layer of identity proofing.
2.    When a new bank account is added or any existing bank accounts edited, an OTP will be sent to the supplier's preferred contact as well as a notification e-mail informing the preferred contact that changes were made to the                       supplier's banking information. Email notifications are also sent when changes are submitted. Both of these are implemented to endeavour to protect the supplier against malicious practices.
3.    The use of a CAPTHA functionality limit robots and crawlers to access certain areas of the CSD application.
4.    The CSD furthermore implemented role based access control per user per supplier and thus only the supplier's user(s) have access to the supplier information. The CSD does not have an administrative module and thus no single             user can be a CSD administrator and access supplier information using the application.
5.    All passwords are encrypted on the CSD database. Any additional users the main user creates only have secondary privileges which means those additional users are not able to create other users which ensures that control                     remains with the main user.
6.    The communication channel between the CSD servers and the client's browser implements SSL security which means the communication is encrypted and various other additional technical aspects have been implemented to limit           other security breaches such as hacking.
7.    The Supplier Summary Registration report can only be accessed by other users if you decide to share both your supplier number and security code with them.

 As one can see the security is comprehensive. Ensure that you are well prepared when you start the registering process.

Should you need any assistance herein or if you want to learn more about tenders and how to respond to tenders successfully you can visit our website www.how2tender.com or contact us at werner@how2tender.com

Title Closing Date Tender No.
To appoint an implementing agent to undertake Green Economy Ecosystem Support work, which entails working closely with industry, investors and government in a number of sectors - including: waste economy, water, renewable energy and energy services; to identify economically viable green economy business opportunities and to unlock barriers that prevent them from being realised ; and to help businesses to green their operations, value chains and product lines, thereby enabling businesses to improve their own resource resilience and stimulating demand for green technologies, products and services. 2019-10-15 11:00 EDT 018- 19
Procurement of a service provider with relevant expertise and experience to undertake phase 2 of the exploration and development of financial mechanisms and models toward improving economic water resilience in the Western Cape. 2019-10-15 11:00 EDT 014- 19
Request for Proposals for appointment of a service provider for provision of Managed Voice and Data Services for a period of three (3) years 2019-10-07 11:00 CMS/ 052019/ 2020
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Printing Services for a period of three (3) years for the CCMA as and when required. 2019-10-04 11:00 CCMA/ 2018/ 11(A)- COPS
Appointment of a service provider to provide office space on a lease agreement for the CCMA in the Port Elizabeth office for period of five (5) years. 2019-10-04 11:00 CCMA/ 2019/ 29- PE
Appointment of a service provider to provide office space on a lease agreement for the CCMA in the Kimberly office for period of five (5) years. 2019-10-04 11:00 CCMA/ 2019/ 28- NC
Request For Proposal For Provision Of Training Services – Three (3) Learnerships 2019-10-07 12:00 CDC/ 432/ 19 (A- C)
Supply of Periodicals Subscriptions ( South African Magazines and Journals) to All Public Libraries in KZN Under Arts and Culture. 2019-10-11 12:00 DAC005/ 1920
Water and sanitation programme phase 3A at Sinothile PS (Kuneningi PS), Pongola 2019-10-14 11:00 ZNTU 03972 W
Water and sanitation programme phase 3A at Ntsonyane P School, Ulundi 2019-10-15 11:00 ZNTU 02409 W
Water and sanitation programme phase 3A at Manqwashu P School, Nongoma 2019-10-14 11:00 ZNTU 03978 W
Renovations to Mtuba camp roof, floors and painting at Department of Transport, Mtuba camp 2019-10-14 11:00 ZNQ UM 3089 U
Karee Military Base: Junior Mess, Officer’s mess,Signal Unit Mess, and Upgrading of kitchen Equipment 2019-10-07 11:00 H19/ 013 AI
Saldanha: Military Base: Construction of new sickbay facility 2019-10-04 11:00 CPT1005/ 19
Appointment of contractor to perform general maintenance work at Bitou Campus 2019-10-02 12:00 SCC 82/ 2019
Supply of periodicals subscriptions (international magazines and journals) to all public libraries in KZN under arts and culture. 2019-10-11 12:00 DAC006/ 1920
Appointment of contractor to perform general maintenance work at Beaufort West Campus 2019-10-02 12:00 SCC 80/ 2019
Appointment of contractor to perform general maintenance work at Oudtshoorn Campus (Huis Sommers) 2019-10-02 12:00 SCC 79/ 2019
Elliotdale Police Station: Condition Based Maintenance of Station and Official Quarters on all Elements 2019-10-10 12:00 CDC/ 132/ 19
Ntabankulu Police Station: Repairs and Renovations to the Entire Police Complex 2019-10-10 12:00 CDC/ 131/ 19

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