Issue Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Register on the Central Supplier Database

On 28 September 2015 we published an article about the Government's Central Supplier Database and the fact that any company who wants to do business with South African Government Entities has to register on this database. Since then we have had an overwhelming response from Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME's) owners requesting help to register on the CSD.

To register on the Central Supplier Database you need to go to their website: https://secure.csd.gov.za/. Once you are on the website the registration process is fairly easy.

The key is that you must first register as a natural person before you can register your business on the website. You will also need an active email address that you can access whilst registering and you will need a cell phone because you are going to receive messages from the CSD website.

Once you have registered in person you will need to activate your account. This is done by clicking on the activation link that is send to your active email account.

After your account has been activated you can start registering your businesses on the CSD.

Here is some important information that you will need to have on hand to register quickly and easily:

  • Company name (you have the option to register as a company or any other legal entity or as an individual or partnership);
  • Company or Legal Entity registration number;
  • Income Tax reference number;
  • VAT number;
  • Bank details that will be used in your business;
  • Physical as well as a Postal address (especially if the postal address differs from your physical address;
  • Your business' commodities and a good description thereof.

An interesting feature of the CSD website and the registration process is that once you have completed each section it links up with other Government departments such as SARS (South African Revenue Services) and CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) as well as the commercial Banks in South Africa. This means that:

  • Once you have inserted your Income Tax reference number it shows your tax status as well as your Tax Clearance Certificate information; and
  • It retrieves all your directors' information from CIPC; and
  • It confirms that your bank account is a valid bank account.

This is actually a bit overwhelming if you consider how it is all connected!

A big positive is that the registration process is actually very easy and not very time consuming.

You do not need to load any documents onto the CSD. One thing we question is how the CSD will know what your company's B-BBEE status level is? They will also not know how large your company is because of the fact that they do not request any financial information, which is very strange, as the purpose of the website to get all the suppliers' information in a central database in order to use in the tender process?

We will continue updating you with all the correct information to respond to bids correctly and hopefully successfully.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Tenders are invited to provide Lumion Essentials Training 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171189
Supply: Gloves 2017-11-29 10:00 GA1180192A
Tenders are invited to provide Revit Advanced Training 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171189
Tenders are invited to provide Revit Intermediate Training 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171189
Supply 20 each x harness; weedeater 2017-11-28 10:00 GA1180193A
Tenders are invited to provide Revit Essentials Training 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171189
Supply: Plants 2017-11-28 16:00 GC11800356
Bidders are invited to provide training for Intermediate Leadership Programme 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171187
Bidders are invited to Repair Scrubber Machine for Fresh produce market Scope of Work 2017-12-04 11:00 CSQ11171187
Supply Klorman Cartridges for Water Purifying 2017-11-28 16:00 GC11800357
Manufacture, Supply and Commissioning of an Inkjet Printing System to Upgrade an Existing Wide Web Printing Press at the Government Printing Works. 2018-01-15 11:00 GPW- M 361
Appointment of a service provider to render hygiene services for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: Office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds, Deeds Registry Pretoria, Chief Surveyor General and Surveyor General for a period of 36 months 2017-12-15 11:00 DRDLR (CRD- 08) 2017/ 18
Supply and print ambulance return books x 600 units 2017-12-01 11:00 ZNQ 459/ 17/ 18
Supply and Deliver Bark Chips to City Parks Depot , Sacks Circle Drive Bellville South. 2017-11-28 16:00 GC11800358
Stationery items 2017-12-01 11:00 ZNQ 130 / 2017/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services in Klerksdorp Regional Office for a period of 24 months 2018-01-05 11:00 DMR/ 018/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of three service providers to supply and deliver fresh fruit as and when required over a period of twenty four months (24) . 2017-12-15 11:00 NRFNZG- 027- 2017/ 18
Supply carbolic soap 2017-11-28 16:00 GC11800360
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services in Rustenburg Regional Office for a period of 24 months 2018-01-05 11:00 DMR/ 019/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of two service providers to supply and deliver fresh and processed vegetables as and when required over a period of one (1) year 2017-12-15 11:00 NRFNZG- 028- 2017/ 18

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