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.
Supply and Delivery of Transformer Doors 2018-11-23 11:00 11105660
Tender for the appointment of electrical contractors for maintenance and repair of medium and low voltage equipment in the Waste Water Treatment section of City of Tshwane, as and when required: three year period. 2018-12-18 10:00 USD WS 05-2018/19
Suspension Assembly Assembly Abc (6531) 2018-11-26 11:00 No refference
Tender for the water meter connections, maintenance and related works within the boundries of the City of Tshwane, as and when required: three year period. 2018-12-18 10:00 USD WS 09-2018/19
Clamp U Steel ,16mm (6282) 2018-11-26 11:00 No refference
Assessment of Agricultural Potential of Soils at Aerorand South 2018-11-29 12:00 Q23.11.18
Supply of newspapers 2018-11-26 12:00 B357/2018/19
Legislative Drafting 2018-11-26 12:00 B359/2018/19
Supply and Replace a Middle Differential Centre Portion and Axle Housing for an Isuzu Fvz 1400 Truck 2018-11-29 12:00 Q21.11.18
Remove and Re-install Biometric Scanner 2018-11-23 12:00 B351/2018/19
Amendment of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality Noise By-Laws 2018-11-23 12:00 Q17.11.18
Supply and Delivery of Pipes and Fittings for Standby Material During December Holidays. 2018-11-27 12:00 Q19.11.18
Re-Advertisement: Upgrade of Call Manager System 2018-12-06 12:00 BS01/11/2018
Supply and delivery of Road signs 2018-11-23 12:00 B352/2018/19
Rental of Caravan for Buffelskop Caravan Park 2018-11-26 12:00 B353/2018/19
Re-Advertisement: Provision of ICT Services Back end Support for a period of 36 months as and when required. 2018-12-18 12:00 BS02/11/2018
Supply and Delivery of First Aid equipment for chainsaw operators and herbicide applicators. 2018-11-23 12:00 B354/2018/19
Panel of a Maximum of 10 Service Providers to Provide Skills Development Training for the period of 12 months 2018-12-06 12:00 BS16/09/2018
Supply and delivery of Chainsaw equipment 2018-11-23 12:00 B355/2018/19
Supply and delivery of Car Wash Products 2018-11-23 12:00 B356/2018/19


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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