Issue Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015

Registering on the Central Supplier Database

On 1 September 2015 the Government's Central Supplier Database was launched by the Minister of Finance Mr Nhlanhla Nene. The idea behind the Central Supplier Database is to centralise supplier's data to simplify Government's procurement processes. It also aims to reduce costs to both Government as well as Suppliers to Government.

The Minister said that this Supplier Database will enable a new approach towards:

  • Government's ability to engage and manage major suppliers;
  • Government's ability to engage and manage SMME suppliers;
  • Government's ability to scout, develop, and contract new suppliers;
  • Government's ability to ensure greater productivity and value for money from suppliers doing business with the state.

The aim is to get all suppliers onto the Central Supplier Database on or before 1 April 2016. That is the date Government is aiming to implement the new system. This is a self-registration process and our advice is to get registered so that you can start sharing in Government contracts once the system starts on 1 April 2016.
It would be better if all suppliers' information is standardised and processed through an automatic system. Hopefully this will encourage more transparency when it comes to awarding competitive bids and quotations.

Furthermore the Minister said that some of the key benefits of the Central Supplier Database will include:

  • The CSD will be the source of all supplier information for all organs of state;
  • The CSD will reduce duplication of effort and cost for both business and government while enabling electronic procurement processes, as suppliers will only be required to register once when doing business with the state;
  • Suppliers that are in good standing on the various compliance requirements of government, will experience a reduction in red tape and administrative burden when doing business with government;
  • Standardised and electronic verification of supplier information, will lead to reduced fraud;
  • Significant reduction in compliance audit effort and cost will be achieved across all spheres of government; and
  • The CSD will allow government to more effectively implement SCM policies and practices applicable to suppliers for example 30 per cent of sourcing dedicated to SMMEs as announced by our President in the State of the Nation address earlier this year.

We believe that all these new initiatives of Government are a move in the right direction. We will continue with our training to provide you with all the correct information to respond to bids correctly and hopefully successfully.

Please visit our website for more details on our upcoming events at www.how2tender.com or email werner@how2tender.com should you need any assistance in this regard.

Happy tendering

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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