Issue Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014

Database supplier registration

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

14 July 2014

I often wonder what the use is to register as a supplier on a supplier database of Organs of State. I mean to say, I have registered with more Organs of State than I can remember and I really can`t say that me or the companies I have registered have received any work from these Organs of State purely on the basis of our registration.

Sometimes I wonder what the main purpose for registering is and do enterprises actually get any business from Organs of State solely on it registration on the database? Or is the fact that you must register just another point that needs to be ticked in the procurement policy or process? I do not have the answers. All I know is that you have to register.

My advice is to register as often as possible. I know it can be time consuming but rather be on the database and stand a change of getting business than not being on the database and not getting any business.

database registration is in any case fairly easy to do and it does not require all the paperwork that goes into a Tender response or a Request for Proposal. It usually requires only the basic information of your business, a tax clearance certificate as well as a B-BBEE certificate and some other documents such as your Company profile, share certificates and Identity documents. You will also find a Declaration of interest that needs to be signed.

What is disturbing is that not all Supplier database registration forms keep up with the new laws of the Country. You will find that some of these registration forms still ask questions that are based on the old BEE Codes of 2003. Not to even mention that the Codes have changed in 2007 and in 2013 again! My advice is to make the Organ of State aware of this and to attach your current B-BBEE certificate to the forms.

To conclude it might feel that to register is unnecessary but I strongly suggest that you register on each and every database - you just never know what business will flow your way because of the registration.

For this and other advice on the tender process please visit our website at www.how2tender.com. There you will find all the necessary information, guidelines and documents you will need to respond to a tender correctly and accurately.

Until the next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for sector development and implementation plan to support sustainable veterinary pharmaceutical industry development in South Africa 2019-03-11 12:00 T02/02/19
Department of Science and Technology: Appointment of a service provider to pilot Bio-cultural Community Protocol in Mpumalanga Province 2019-03-04 13:00 RFQ-0000063
Invitation for project tenders (Phase 1): The Uniting Reformed Church Atteridgeville - Alterations and additions to existing church buildings on Erf 1088 no. 19 Matseke Street 2019-03-12 12:00 No reference supplied
Insurance for Msukaligwa Local Municipality for a period of three (3) years. 2019-03-18 11:00 8/3 27/2018
Maintenance of highmast lights: as and when required for the period ending 30 June 2019. 2019-03-18 11:00 8/3 26/2018
Repairing of open kiosk/mini-sub/ pole mounted transformers: as and when required for the period ending 30 June 2019. 2019-03-18 11:00 8/3 25/2018
Service provider that specializes on 11kv substation protection scheme for the following substations: 11kv main substation_13 panels Wesselton main substation_7 panels Kwazanele main substation_4 panels Breyten main_3 panels 2019-03-18 11:00 8/3 24/2018
Repairs and servicing of emergency vehicles in the municipal fire and rescue fleet for a period of three (3) years commencing 1 February 2019 to 28 February 2022. 2019-03-18 11:00 8/3 23/2018
Replacement of copper overhead lines: as and when required for the period ending 30 June 2019. 2019-03-13 11:00 8/3 22/2018
Provision of an electronic document management system at GMM for 36 months 2019-03-15 12:00 8/3/1-05/2019
Upgrading of the Rooikoppen Sewer 2019-03-08 12:00 DTS 11/2018/2019
Supply, delivery of material to site, installation and commissioning of energy efficient lighting for high masts within Lekwa Local Municipality 2019-03-08 12:00 DTS 10/2018/2019
Construction of Workshop at Jouberton Campus 2019-03-01 11:00 No reference number
Department of Science and Technology Illumination Assessment 2018-2019 2019-03-04 13:00 RFQ-0000062
Provision of security services 2019-02-28 12:30 08/2/16/57
Panel of two (2) Service providers for Supply and delivery of protective clothing for a period of 36 months(as and when required) 2019-03-01 11:00 LNM071/2018/19
Printing and folding of municipal monthly statements for a period of 36 months 2019-03-01 11:00 LNM067/2018/19
Supply and delivery of ICT equipment 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM050/2018/19
Professional Service provider for licensing of municipal borrow Pits 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM056/2018/19
Professional Service provider for review of environment management plan 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM055/2018/19

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