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.
Supply: 120 pairs stockings anti embolism thigh high small 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 774/ 17/ 18
Service to fire fighting equipment at Ndwedwe CHC, Wosiyane clinic, Thafamasi Clinic and Mwolokohlo Clinic 2017-10-10 11:00 ZNQ137/ 17/ 18
Supply: 210 Units sets administration high capacity 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 770/ 17/ 18
Minor repairs and refurbishment of JF Mati senior secondary school in Mdantsane NU 9, East London. 2017-10-16 12:00 CDC/ 321/ 17
Supply: 200 units sets infusion y type 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 769/ 17/ 18
Supply: 115 Units catheter urethral foley 2 way latex 3ml 8fg 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 731/ 17/ 18
Industrial stove (3 plate with oven) 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ NO.2511/ 08/ 17
CapeNature seeks the services of a skilled project management team and contractor to construct a recreational area including a swimming pool and shaded lapa at the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. The contractor must have a minimum level 3GB for the installation of the required pool and recreational area. 2017-10-20 11:00 WCNCB 01/ 09/ 2017
Supply: 372 boxes test kit syphilis IPR 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 845/ 17/ 18
Steel staff lockers (as per spec) 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ NO.2510/ 08/ 17
Supply: 40 Units hospital standard bed with mattresses 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 846/ 17/ 18
Request for information (RFI) for the supply and installation of digital voice recording system at all control centres at EMS: 3 year contract 2017-10-16 11:00 ZNB 5135/ 2017- H
Supply: 108 pairs stockings anti embolism thigh high medium 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 775/ 17/ 18
Supply: 150 pairs stockings anti embolism thigh high x large 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 776/ 17/ 18
Supply: 6360 units nebulizer aerosol child 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 835/ 17/ 18
Supply: 1100 pkts electrodes E.C.G adult pkt/50 2017-10-03 11:00 ZNQ 834/ 17/ 18
Supply and deliver 10L Buckets plastic. Green, Yellow, Blue, Red and White Colours. QTY: 32 Units 2017-10-06 11:00 ZNQ: 593/ 17- 18
Supply and deliver SHE Bins 10L. QTY: 48 Units 2017-10-06 11:00 ZNQ: 591/ 17- 18
CapeNature seeks the services of a skilled project management team and contractor to construct a recreational area including a swimming pool and shaded lapa at the Algeria campsite in the Cederberg Wilderness. The contractor must have a minimum level 3GB for the installation of the required pool and recreational area. 2017-10-20 11:00 WCNCB 02/ 09/ 2017
Supply & delivery of plumbing material 2017-09-29 11:00 ZNQ 276/ 17/ 18

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