As you know the Government has launched the Central Supplier Database on 1 September 2015. One of the purposes is "the establishment of a Central Supplier Database (CSD) that will result in one single database to serve as the source of all supplier information for all spheres of government.

How to Register on the Central Supplier Database

On 28 September 2015 published an article about the Government's Central Supplier Database and the fact that each and every business that wants to do business with South African Organs of Sate has to register on this database. Since then we had an overwhelming response from Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME's) owners requesting us to help them to register on the Central supplier Database.

Registering On The Central Supplier Database

On 1 September 2015 the Government's Central Supplier Database was launched by 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:

Database supplier registration

By Werner van Rooyen

14 July 2014

I often wonder what the use is to register as a supplier on a supplier database of Organs of State. I mean to say, I have registered with more Organs of State than I can remember and I really can`t say that me or the companies I have registered have received any work from these Organs of State purely on the basis of our registration.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Tender for the construction of a 1.38 km long 710mm diameter HDPE Gravity main to Pumpstation 2 at Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gauteng. 2019-01-12 12:00 RW01410/18
Testing of Lifting Equipment. 2019-01-28 10:30 JW OPS 030/18 RT
Cleaning of residential areas by means of small contractors in Albertinia and Gouritsmond 2018-11-27 12:00 61884
Hire of Mechanical Plant. 2019-01-28 08:45 JW OPS 044/17 RT
Painting the interior of the Albertinia library, bathroom and kitchen Erf 263 2018-12-03 12:00 62039
Supply and Fit of two 11kw Submersible Pumps with Cutters at the Klapmuts 2 Pumpstation 2018-12-05 11:00 FQ/SM: 71/19
Supply and delivery of ralumac and stone 2018-11-28 14:00 PNQ2
Alpha-Beta 1 & 2 and Beta-Hydra 765kV tower anchor refurbishment. 2019-01-29 10:00 MdB18/28
Hydra-Perseus 765kV tower anchor refurbishment. 2019-01-29 10:00 MdB18/29
Supply and Installation of Vulnerability Management & Threat Protection Solution with Training, Maintenance and Support for a Period Ending 30 June 2021 2018-12-21 12:00 B/SM 34/19
Supply and Installation of a Web Application Firewall Appliance for the Stellenbosch Municipality Web Services With 3 year warranty and Online Support. 2018-12-21 12:00 B/SM 31/19
Strengthening and New Installation of Eskom Telecommunications Radio Towers and Mast on an as and when required basis for a period of (3) three years. 2019-02-20 10:00 CORP4635
Drilling and Equipping of Borehole (S) Within Gert Sibande District Municipality 2018-12-04 12:00 GSDM 16/2018
Cluster 6 Water Backlog: Esingeni Phase 1 - Reticulation to the villages of Esingeni - B, Kumabunga, Haba, Kuhlaba & Elixeni 2019-01-11 12:00 16/2018-2019/MD(TN)
Provision of Cleaning Services at Port Elizabeth International Airport 2019-01-14 12:00 PLZ5735/2018/RFP
Supply and Delivery of Transformer Doors 2018-11-23 11:00 11118742
Quotation for the appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of illegal dumping sign boards in Tshwane. 2018-11-27 10:00 Q37-2018 19
Supply and Delivery Of Transformer Doors 2018-11-23 11:00 11093769
Tender for the once-off supply, delivery, offloading and installation of three(3) 11KW and 30KW compressor and pressure vessels testing at Tshwane Bus Services, C de Wet Depot. 2018-11-30 10:00 RTD 02-2018/19
Supply and Delivery of Transformer Doors 2018-11-23 11:00 11111490


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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