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.
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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