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.
Appointment of a Maximum of two (2) Service Providers for Purchasing Of Bulk Media for a period of 36 months as and when required 2018-12-18 12:00 BS08/11/2018
Supply & Delivery of UNSCAN OTP 7500R X-Ray Security Screening System with A 100% content as indicated in specification. 2018-12-05 12:00 XYS/2018/105/AFBYSTER
Re-Advertisement: Provision and Fitting of 1200m X 2.4m High Concrete Palisade Fence at Three Resevoirs (Skietbaan, Nazareth and Kanonkop Resevoirs) In Middelburg 2018-12-06 12:00 BS 03/11/2018
Upgrading of Sleeping Quarters at Boskrans Waste Water Treatment Works 2018-12-04 11:00 BS06/11/2018
Supply and Delivery of Led Floodlights. 2018-12-14 12:00 T26/18/19
Construction of Civil Engineering Services and Implementation Agent for Riebeeck Kasteel and Kalbaskraal Low Income Housing Developments 2018-12-14 12:00 T20/18/19
Underwriting of the Municipality’s Group Life Insurance Portfolio for the Period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022 2018-12-13 12:00 T23/18/19
Integrated electronic procurement system 2019-01-23 10:30 JW RFP 01/18 SC
Provision of Vehicle Tracking System for the Period Ending 30 June 2021. 2018-12-13 12:00 T22/18/19
Provision of Social Media Services to Swartland Municipality 2018-12-13 12:00 T21/18/19
Supply and Delivery of 2x Laptops 2018-11-29 11:00 SCM 72/18/19
Olifantsvlei Waste Water Treatment Works: Infrastructure Renewal Plan 2019-01-25 10:30 JW 13065
Provision of Banking Services for a contract period ending 30 June 2024. 2019-01-25 12:00 SC 1933/2018
Sale of residential Erf. 971 (43 Protea Avenue), Barrydale 2019-01-25 12:00 SMT29/18/19
Supply and delivery of 400Volt joints to Boksburg electrical workshop; Cnr Krynauw and Trichardt St; Boksburg on an as and when required basis as to the value of R200 000.00 including vat or a period of 12 months (Whichever comes first) as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 BOQ.MI.11.39
Supply and delivery of 11kv non-extensible metering unit on an as and when required basis as to the value of R200 000.00 including vat or a period of 12 months (Whichever comes first) as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 BOQ.MI.11.41
Supply and delivery of thermal rolls to Springs Fresh Produce Market as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 SPQ.ED.11.30
Supply and delivery of aluminium A2 and A1 clip on frames per specifications 2018-11-27 15:00 SPQ.ED.11.29
Supply, Embroidery and Delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE), for a period of 3 years on, as and when required basis 2018-12-21 11:00 029/MKLM/2018/2019
Appointment of a service provider to conduct team effectiveness and coaching for Human Resource Management team three months from the date of appointment as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 BEQ.HRM.10.36 RE-ADVERT


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:

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