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.
New or construction of office accommodation: SAPS Tlhabane 1 640,23 m² with 10 covered parking bays in the CBD area of Rustenbrg for period of 60 months 2018-09-26 11:00 MMB 2019/ 008 LS
ORBIT TVET College invites capable and competent service providers to supply and deliver of New Computers for the College 2018-09-28 11:00 C02/ 2018
Department of Public Works: Ethekwini Regional Office-Mayville: Conversion and upgrade of existing workshop into a dining hall 2018-09-25 11:00 ZNTD 04200W
Appointment of a Legal Firm of Conveyancers to do the Transfer of Immovable Properties form Department of Settlements (The Then Department of Housing)to the name of KZN Provincial Government 2018-09-21 11:00 ZNT02/ 18/ 19
Service Provider to develop a Green Procurement Implementation Programme for the Construction of State Subsidised Human Settlements in the Western Cape 2018-09-28 11:00 HS 03/ 2018/ 2019
The BANKSETA seek to appoint a service provider to develop occupationally based qualifications to replace legacy qualifications as per the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) communication that was published on the 17 December 2017. 2018-09-25 11:00 BS/ 2018/ RFB408
Rendering of a comprehensive cleaning service at Paarl Hospital for a three (3) year period. 2018-09-21 11:00 WCGHSC0173/ 2018
Rendering of a Cleaning Services for Health Centre Bloemfontein (Poli Clinic, Air Force Base Sick Bay and DOD MOB Center) for a Period of Two (02) Years. 2018-09-26 11:00 CPSC- B- PC- 026- 2018
Stellenbosch: Elsenburg: Vaaldraai: Electrical upgrade to eighty two (82) houses 2018-09-25 11:00 S083/ 18
Betterment and Re-graveling of D93. 2018-09-21 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 783
Betterment and Re-graveling of L2869. 2018-09-21 11:00 C253/ 1819/ BR/ 785
Provide ICT support services. 2018-09-25 12:00 09/2018
Supply & delivery of bullet proof vests. 2018-09-25 12:00 136/2018
Supply & delivery of vehicles to Kouga Municipality. 2018-09-25 12:00 137/2018
Expression of interest for general building (masonry work). 2018-09-27 11:00 SCM/19-7./C
Expression of interest for dry-walls. 2018-09-27 11:00 SCM/19-38/C
Expression of interest for carpeting. 2018-09-27 11:00 SCM/19-33/C
Expression of interest for painting. 2018-09-27 11:00 SCM/19-39/C
Tender for the construction of roads and storm water drainage to Rustenburg reservoirs (Minimum CIDB Grading 7CE / 6CE PE). 2018-09-28 12:00 RW01375/17
The provision of weighbridge maintenance services for a period of 6 months at Camden Power Station. 2018-10-01 10:00 MPGXC005298


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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