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.
Atraumatic Graspers - 5mm - Length 36cm - Reusable 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 524/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Curved Cutter / Stapler - Size: 3.0mm Length X 3.5mm Height 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 523/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Modified Bipolar Vessel Sealing Device, Single Use -Small Jaw. as per Specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 522/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Tubing, Latex (205) as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 398/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Ligasure Impact Tissue Fusion - Open Instrument - Size: 13.5mm. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 355/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Catheter - Argyle - 40cm - Size 22g, as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 299/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Patient Plate With Cable - Single Use. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 208/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Auto Suture Gia Premium 50mm X 3.8mm Loading Unit as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 95/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Auto Suture Gia Premium 90mm X 3.8mm Loading Unit. as per specification 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ 94/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Sabs Approved Female Safety Shoes 2017-08-02 11:00 ZNQ: 257/ 2017/ 18
Appointment of a service provide to supply,deliver and install steel shelves to storeroom /archives/registry to the new and existing office blocks at 191-prince Alfred street building in Pietermaritzburg head office 2017-08-21 11:00 ZNT NO: 10/ 16/ 17
Postmasburg Dept of Labour: Alternative office accommodation: 475.00m² and 8 parking bays for a period of 5 years 2017-08-11 11:00 LS04/ 17
Calvinia Dept of Labour: Alternative office accommodation: 475.00m² and 9 parking bays for a period of 5 years 2017-08-11 11:00 LS05/ 17
Kimberley Dept of Water and Sanitation: Alternative office accommodation: 2930.68m² and 54 parking bays – for a period of 3 years 2017-08-11 11:00 LS03/ 17
Supply and Deliver Crepe bandage 100mm x 4.5m 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ: 200- 17/ 18
Supply and Deliver Bandage crepe 75mm x 4.5m 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ199- 17/ 18
Supply and Deliver single seat stainless steel chairs 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ: 189- 17/ 18
Supply and Install Diagnostic set wall mounted 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ: 193- 17/ 18
Supply and Deliver Abdominal Swabs Sterile X-ray detectable with loop. size 450mm x 370mm x 4 PLY 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ: 163- 17/ 18
Supply and Deliver: Portable Dental light with a carry bag 2017-08-01 11:00 ZNQ: 192- 17/ 18

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