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 How2Tender.com 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

www.how2tender.com

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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Consultancy Service to Assist the Department of Trade and Industry on the Implementation of the SMEs Strategy 2018-10-05 15:00 AUC/DTI/C/127
Provision of Directional Drilling Services within the Breede Valley Municipal Area. 2018-09-26 11:00 288679
Supply and delivery of 137cm Hotellier Double Bed Set or Equivalent 2018-09-27 11:00 288526
Stellenbosch University (SU) is hereby requesting tenders from businesses with relevant experience and qualification for the management of the SU’s healthcare consultancy service. 2018-10-05 12:00 SU/T9I/20I8
Provision of Firefighter Medical Surveillance Programme From Sept 2018- June 2019 2018-09-27 11:00 288450
Professional Service for the Construction of a New Student Residence at the Soweto Campus, for the University of Johannesburg. 2018-10-08 12:00 RFP UJ 32/2018
Civil Package 4: Boschrand Dam and Watercourse Upgrade 2018-10-16 12:00 N1T0052
Maintenance: Fire Detection and Suppression System 2018-09-27 11:00 287025
Quotation for the appointment of two or more training service providers to facilitate, assess and moderate the accredited problem-solving and decision-making three-day course and portfolio of evidence of 20 learners per programme for the unit standard ID number 242817, NQF level 4, as and when required.Proof of accreditation for unit standard ID number 242817 must be provided. 2018-09-25 10:00 Q04-2018/19 RE-ADVERT
As and when supply and delivery of diesel to Umjantshi House, Shosholoza Meyl Junction, Gauteng Nerve Centre and PRASA House for a period of 12 month. 2018-09-25 10:00 RFQ/O8/09/06/2018
Supply and refurbishment of Sulzer pumps and spares at Kriel Power Station for a period of 3 years. 2018-10-04 10:00 MPGXC005314
Request for quotation for appointment of a principal agent to design and supervise access road repairs at the Sentech’s De Aar and Queenstown transmitter sites. 2018-09-26 12:00 SENT140918/Road-Cons
Supply & Delivery of Water & Sewer Pipes and Fittings (2year rates tender) 2018-10-04 10:00 PROC 10/2018
Proficiency testing. 2018-09-28 23:00 OLT1126042
Supply and delivery of various valves on an as and when required basis for a period of five (5) years. 2018-10-01 14:00 MAT00312
Service fire sprinkler system and hydrants. 2018-10-01 12:00 KZN/CRES/08/2018/015/Q
Re-advert: Appointment of registered insurance broker for short-term insurance portfolio for a period of three years. 2018-10-02 09:00 RLM/BTO/123/2017/18
Supply & Delivery of Materials for Water Connections to Drakenstein Municipality (2year rates tender) 2018-10-04 10:00 PROC 09/2018
Consultancy Services - Designing a Programme for Renewable Energy Development in African Island States (REAIS) 2018-10-19 15:00 AUC/IED/C/378
Supply & deliver thermal imager, hygrometer & clamp meter. 2018-10-01 15:00 PR 10286501

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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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