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 service provider for operation and maintenance of Solar PV plants across the City of Ekurhuleni as per specifications 2018-11-27 15:00 BOQ.MI.11.40
Appointment of a service provider for mid-term performance review of the City of Ekurhuleni against its predetermined commitments for the current 2016/17 - 2020/2021 municipal term of council as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 GEQ.CORP.11.99
Supply and delivery of cartridges 2018-11-23 12:00 ELM-2/021/2018-2019
Supply and Delivery of Steel Shelves Units at West Coast District Municipality – Moorreesburg 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/47
Refurbishment and Commissioning of Existing Telemetry Outstation at Besaansklip Reservoir 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/347
Supply and Delivery of Electromagnetic Flow Meter at Withoogte 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/167
Service Provider to Set Up the Venue and Do Decoration for Business Week for 150x People for 2 Days. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ / 488
Video Recording, Taking Pictures and 2x TV Screens for Exhibitors for 2 Days for Business Week. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ / 487
Supply and delivery of fire rescue services uniform for the period ending 30 June 2021 2019-01-18 11:00 BV 737/2018
Quote: 1x National Artist’s For IDP/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/493
Quote : 1x Programme Director For IDP/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/492
Quote : 2x Stage, 4x Tables and 40x Chairs For Idp/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 At Durnacol Sport Complexs. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/491
Supply and Delivery of 220x Groceries for Senior Citizens Event. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/489
Hire of 13x Buses for IDP/Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/494
Supply and delivery of heavy duty mobile 4x4 chassis with crew cab 2018-12-07 11:00 BV 751/2018
Hire of Sound System for IDP/Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/490
Construction of municipal office building at the De Koppen Water Treatment Works (WTW), Worcester 2018-12-07 11:00 BV 750/2018
Appointment of panel of three service providers to perform investigation support for MPAC for a period of three years as and when required - (RE-ADVERT) 2018-12-14 10:00 EMLM 23/2018
Supply and Delivery of 6m Steel Container to Fairview 2018-11-27 12:00 217/2018/19
For 1x Sliding Double Door Glass Fridge For Middelburg Laboratory 2018-11-22 11:00 RFQ 1420578


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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