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.
Service to Diesel Fuel Tank Cleaning (CIDB RATING ME1) 2018-11-30 11:00 ZNQ 178/ 1819
Service and Repairs to Ups Batteries 2018-11-26 11:00 ZNQ 182/ 1819
Service to Standby Generator 2018-11-30 11:00 ZNQ 179/ 1819
Provision of learner transport to public schools: From Groendal Residential Area Turn-Off / Franschoek Squatter Camp, L’ormanis / Dennegeur, Normadia /Robertsvlei, Rhodes Fruit Farm / Weltevrede, Deltameer / Lubeck, Simondium Primary School,Paarl School Of Skills To Desmond Tutu And Ihlumelo Secondary Schools. 2018-12-07 11:00 B/ WCED 2468/ 18
Render a Cleaning Service at the Premises of the Metro North Education District (Mned) Office, Situated at 9 Timmerman Street, Parow for a period of two (2) years, starting From 1 April 2019 To 31 March 2021 2018-12-14 11:00 B/ WCED 2473/ 18
Hiring of seated stands and podium with canopy. 2018-12-14 11:00 SPSC- B- 060- 2018
Hiring of day and night big screens. 2018-12-14 11:00 SPSC- B- 059- 2018
Hiring of mobile toilets and showers. 2018-12-12 11:00 SPSC- B- 058- 2018
Hiring of Speed Fencing 2018-12-12 11:00 SPSC- B- 057- 2018
Hiring of buses for the transporting of members to different areas within 300 km radius of the Cape Town area over the period 16 - 21 February 2018. 2018-12-12 11:00 SPSC- B- 056- 2018
Appointment of a security companies to provide security services in the kei, matiwane and east griqualand districts in the Eastern Cape for the period of three (3) years 2018-12-07 11:00 7/ 18
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDOA) Requires the services of a service provider to Repair and Refurbishment of Fraunhofer Ibmt Bischoff & Scheck Mobile Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory At Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory In Stellenbosch 2018-12-13 11:00 BID 851 - 2018/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Office Lease Space on a Lease Agreement for the CCMA George Office 2018-12-07 11:00 CCMA/ 2018/ 35- GEO
Appointment of a Service Provider To Provide Office Lease Space on a Lease Agreement for the CCMA Polokwane Office. 2018-12-07 11:00 CCMA/ 2018/ 36- POL
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Office Lease Space on a Lease Agreement for the CCMA Bloemfontein Office 2018-12-07 11:00 CCMA/ 2018/ 34- FS
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Office Lease Space on a Lease Agreement for the CCMA Vryburg Office 2018-12-07 11:00 CCMA/ 2018/ 33- NW
Expression of Interest:Supply & Installation of Security Fencing to Various Facilities Throughout South Africa (Framework Agreements) 2018-12-11 12:00 CDC/ 559/ 18
Request For Proposals :Design, Manufacture, Delivery, Commissioning & Maintenance of an Off Port Limits (Opl) Vessel for Coega Development Corporation 2018-12-07 12:00 CDC/ 589/ 18
Supply and Delivery of a Single Axle Training Vehicle with a 5th Wheel Conversion and a 6-Meter Single Axle Semi – Trailer (Flatbed). 2018-12-10 12:00 CDC/ 588/ 18
Design, Manufacture and Supply Pvc and Glass Panel Marquees Including Furniture 2018-12-10 12:00 CDC/ 592/ 18


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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