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.
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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