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 we published an article about the Government's Central Supplier Database and the fact that any company who wants to do business with South African Government Entities has to register on this database. Since then we have had an overwhelming response from Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME's) owners requesting help to register on the CSD.

Registering on the Central Supplier Database

On 1 September 2015 the Government's Central Supplier Database was launched by the 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 of various testing equipment and machinery for Transnet Engineering Durban 2018-01-23 10:00 TE 17 DBN 6GC 10355
Supply & maintenance of a self-propelled on-track wagon with crane 2018-01-23 12:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 737
Maintenance of track with on-track drain cleaning machine 2018-01-23 14:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 736
Cleaning of culverts & drains in various areas - as & when required 2018-01-23 14:00 DBN/OPS (RTPC) 757
Repairs to Bes Pantographs Type 2640 with Collector Pan - as & when required 2018-01-24 12:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 759
Maintenance, support & development services for Regional systems - as & when required 2017-12-24 09:00 DBN/OPS (RTPC) 738
Supply, Delivery and Laying of Crusher Stones in Various Substations in the Gauteng Operating Unit, on an as and when required basis 2018-01-24 10:00 DX749
Tender for the supply, delivery, off-loading, install and commissioning of new standby generator sets, as well as a maintenance contract for routine maintenance and repair of the standby generator sets: as and when required: three year period. 2018-01-24 10:00 USD EE 25-2017/18
Supply & deliver workshop tools 2018-01-24 10:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 751
Repairs to various valves - as & when required 2018-01-24 11:00 DBN/OPS (RTPC) 748
Supply & delivery of Perway general tools 2017-12-24 12:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 739
Repairs to BES pantographs type 2640 with collector pan - as & when required 2018-01-24 12:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 759
Tender for the supply, delivery and off-loading of staying and binding equipment used in overhead lines: as and when required: three year period. 2018-01-25 10:00 USD EE 26-2017/18
Supply & delivery of Perway specific / unique tools 2018-01-24 14:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 740
Provision of an Automated Gaseous Fire Extinguishing System at EFC Room at Sender Technology Park, Honeydew Johannesburg to Sentech SOC LTD. 2018-01-26 12:00 SENT/035/2017-18
Optimasatin and Reconfiguration of Departure Lounge 2018-01-31 12:00 GRJ20/2017
Construction of Ward 9 Community Hall 2017-12-14 12:00 8/2/RNM0060
Supply and delivery of New 4x2 Combination Jet Machine Truck 2017-12-15 12:00 B/SM 48/18
Building of Ablution Facilities At Lanquedoc Sportground, Lanquedoc 2017-12-15 12:00 B/SM 44/18
Construction of Cloetesville Informal Trading Site 2018-01-15 12:00 B/SM 43/18


Functionality and Tenders

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Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
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