Issue Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Central Supplier Database

The Central Supplier Database (CSD) , an initiative of the National Treasury, is a database of organisations, institutions and individuals who wish to provide goods and services to government.

On 1 April 2016 the CSD became the single source of key supplier information for organs of state, providing consolidated, accurate, up-to-date, complete and verified supplier information to procuring organs of state.

Prior to the CSD there was no single consolidated comprehensive supplier database existing for national, provincial or local government. This caused the duplication and fragmentation of supplier information across spheres of government.

Prospective suppliers interested in pursuing opportunities within the South African government are encouraged to self-register on the CSD. 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 CSD.

Why should a supplier register on the CSD?

  • Suppliers will only be required to register once when they do business with government;
  • A supplier will be able to ensure their data is up-to-date, complete and accurate;
  • Standardised and electronic verification of supplier information leading to reduced fraud with paper copies and manual processes;
  • Supplier will not be required to submit physical tax clearance and business registration certificate to organs of state; and
  • Single source of supplier information to all organs of state

What is required for suppliers to register?

  • All suppliers will be required to complete required information on the CSD  website  and  must  ensure  it  is  complete,  accurate  and  comprehensive. The following would be amongst the required information:
  • Supplier information i.e. supplier type, identification number, supplier name, trading name and country of origin;
  • Supplier contact i.e.  preferred contact person, preferred communication method, email address, cell phone number, telephone number, etc.;
  • Supplier address i.e. country, province, municipality, city, suburb, ward and postal code;
  • Bank account information;
  • Supplier tax information;
  • Ownership information, i.e. name and identification number of directors, members etc.;
  • Association to any other suppliers i.e. branch, consortium member etc.; and
  • Commodities the supplier can supply.

A valid email address, identity number, cell phone number and bank account details are mandatory in order to register on the CSD.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Bid for the supply and delivery of intermediate life support medical bag and advanced life support medical bag under the control of the EMS Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three year period 2019-07-19 11:00 WCGHCC060/ 2019
Appointment of a research consultancy to conduct a skills survey for the Safety & Security Sector 2019-07-12 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819132
Appointment of Service provider for the provision of Travel Management Services for the period of five(5) years 2019-07-23 11:00 RTIA 01/ 2019/ 20
Appointment of Service providers to be registered on the Panel of Expert for the following services: see below for Description 2019-07-23 11:00 RTIA 02/ 2019/ 20
Supply, implement, maintain and support a nursing college administration system (NCAS) for the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), Department of Defence (DOD) for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2019-07-11 11:00 RFB 1953/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider to provide hygiene services to the National Lotteries Commission for the period of three (3) years. 2019-07-19 11:00 NLC/ 2019- 11
Appointment of a specialist contractor to supply, install and commission heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment at the Pietermaritzburg Data Centre for a period of one (1) year, including twenty-four (24) months warranty and five (5) year service plan. 2019-07-12 11:00 RFB 1959/ 2019
Procurement of a licensed financial services provider for short term insurance needs; inclusive of all aspects and for professional indemnity, assets all risk, assets all risk SASRIA, motor and SASRIA, marine cargo and SASRIA, public liability, business interruption, directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, fidelity guarantee and property damage. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0040
Research Study for Impact of the National Social Security Fund on Savings and Investment Markets 2019-07-16 11:00 2019/ 02
Provision of Office Accommodation: Soshanguve Local Office for a leased period of 5 years.(Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered) 2019-07-23 11:00 10/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider Who is MICT SETA Accredited to Deliver and Facilitate an Accredited Skills Programe In Film and Television Production Programme for 20 KwaZulu-Natal Filmmakers, Which Will Capacitate them with the Relevant Film and Tv Skills for the period of 4 months 2019-07-19 11:00 KZNFC- T04/ 19/ 20
Appointment of service provider for conducting Job Profiling and Job Evaluation, Job Grading and Salary Benchmarking 2019-07-18 11:00 HR/ 2019/ 01
Provision of risk management services 2019-06-25 11:00 EWSETA/RFQ/20/2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Airborne Lidar Survey and Aerial Photography for the Development of Flood Management System for the Sabie, Middle Crocodile and the Lower Komati Catchments in The Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area. 2019-07-18 11:00 IUCMA/ 006/ LiDAR/ 2019
Appointment of a panel of legal service providers to render legal services as and when the need arises to Inkomati- Usuthu Catchment Management Agency for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2019-07-18 11:00 IUCMA/ 005/ LEGALPANEL/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Enumeraration Data Management and Technical Support For The Implementation of The Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (Uisp) for a Period of 24 Months 2019-07-15 11:00 HDA/ JHB/ 2019/ 008
Appointment of a Service Provider Dolomitic Stability Study for Blyvooruitzicht Mining Town: Merafong Local Municipality in Gauteng Province 2019-07-15 11:00 HDA/ JHB/ 2019/ 009
Provision of Video Services 2019-07-17 11:00 GMA/ 005/ 19
Procurement of a small high precision manual milling machine including delivery, installation, commissioning. 2019-07-12 11:00 NMISA (19- 20) T0032
Provision of Psychometric & Competency Assessments 2019-07-17 11:00 GMA/ 004/ 19


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