The Central Supplier Database (CSD) , an initiative of the National Treasury, is a database of organisations, institutions and individuals who wish to provide goods and services to government.

The transitional period for registering on the Central Supplier Database expired on 1 April 2016. During the transitional period private business owners had to ensure that they were registered on the CSD should you want to do business with a Government entity. On the other side of the coin, all accounting officers and authorities of Government had to managed their own supplier database and ensure that they were accurate and valid in order to be migrated to the Central Supplier Database.

7 security features when registering on the Central Supplier database    

At the moment the hottest topic in the South African tender environment is the Central Supplier Database (CSD). If you want to do business with the South African Government in the near future you will have to register.


Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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