7 security features when registering on the Central Supplier database

11 Jan 2016

At the moment the hottest topic in the South African tender environment is the Central Supplier Database (CSD). If you want to do business with the South African Government in the near future you will have to register.


Central Supplier database versus vendor registration

4 Jan 2016

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.


Tender scoring and tender fraud

14 Dec 2015

Article by Werner van Rooyen

We are frequently asked if there is a possibility that some tenders are awarded fraudulently. The short answer is no.


The difference between Supplier and Enterprise Development

2 Dec 2015

The Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice came into effect on 1 May 2015. This means that any business that has a turnover of more than R10 million per annum and that participates in B-BBEE will have to comply with these Amended Codes.


4 Requirements for Start-ups

23 Nov 2015

In the tender process it is essential that an enterprise has experience in the industry that it wants to tender in. In fact, the more experience the enterprise has, the better its chances of being awarded a tender.


Am I ready to tender?

16 Nov 2015

During the past week it has become clear that there is this misconception that if you have a registered business you are ready to tender. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Business people assume that if they have a registered company, a tax clearance certificate and a B-BBEE certificate they are bound to be successful in responding to tenders.


Tenders and Fraudulent Documents

9 Nov 2015

Last week we attended a briefing session of the National Department of Health. These briefing sessions are always interesting, specifically those requesting the supply of pharmaceutical products. These products are very specialized and only companies with the correct credentials can actually respond to these tenders.


Three Challenges to Starting a Business to Tender

3 Nov 2015

Every day the average business owner faces different challenges in the tender process. Several challenges keep on repeating themselves over and over again especially when you are a start-up business or if you opened a company with the specific intention to respond to tenders. These challenges are:

1. Experience


3 unforgivable mistakes when responding to a Bid

26 Oct 2015

We had the privilege to be part of an Evaluation committee for a Government Entity that put out an Invitation to Bid. The Bid was for a fairly technical service and therefor the response to the bid was poor. In fact there were only ten responses to the Invitation to Bid.


How to Register on the Central Supplier Database

19 Oct 2015



Title Closing Date Tender No.
Department of Labour: Procurement of Office accommodation in Johannesburg CBD measuring 3 134,09m² and 20 Parking Bays for a period of five (5) years 2017-08-23 11:00 JHB.17/ 17
Department of Correctional Services: Boksburg Prison: Repairs and maintenance of electrical and mechanical installations 2017-08-11 11:00 JHB.17/ 15
Department of Correctional Services: Benoni Prison: Repairs and maintenance of electrical and mechanical installations 2017-08-11 11:00 JHB.17/ 16
Brits SAPS Repairs and Renovation of Police Station 2017-08-16 11:00 MMB 2017/ 017 EC
Saw Cutting of Concrete Surfaces @ Tb Surgical opd unit as per Spec 2017-08-07 11:00 ZNQ 422/ 17- 18
Installations of Ceramic floor Tiles - 5 Rooms 2017-08-17 11:00 ZNQ 025/ 17/ 18 - UMKH
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites proposals from Travel Agencies to render Travel Management Services to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for a period of (3) three years 2017-08-10 11:00 SASSA: 04/ 17/ CS/ HO
Request for Security Services for SITA Polokwane office and Switching Centre for a period of 34 months (Thirty Four months) 2017-08-14 11:00 RFB 1589/ 2017
Appointment of the service provider for the Production of Three (3) Ex- Political Prisoners Reference Group Dvds Using Existing Raw Footage 2017-08-16 11:00 RIM HER 04- 2017 / 2018
Request for proposal for organasations to partner with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to deliver on its technical Skills training programme 2017-08-15 11:00 NYDA 2017/ 04/ PDD
Appointment of provision of cleaning,pest control and hygiene services at NYDA Branches for a period of two (02) years 2017-08-04 11:00 NYDA 2017/ 01/ FAC
Appointment of a service provider for the content and material development for NYDA JOB preparedness and Skills Training 2017-08-14 11:00 NYDA 2017/ 03/ PDD
Supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance and training of dual electron beam evaporating systems and accessories for The Material Research Department at iThemba LABS, Faure, Cape Town. 2017-08-25 11:00 NRF/ iThemba LABS/ 2017 - 18: 02
Experienced and accredited service provider who will ensure that the Avigilon Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance System and all related infrastructure 2017-08-14 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 27/ PRO/ 01/ 2017
Implementation Evaluation of the South African Police Service Detective Service: Crime Investigation Service ( CIS ). 2017-08-14 12:00 DPME05/ 2017- 18
Appointment of a Reputable Service Provider to Provide Travel Managememt Services to the NRCS for a period of 36 (thirty-six) months 2017-08-15 11:00 NRCS 008- 2016/ 2017
Appointment of a service providers Procurement of a New Library Management System for a period of five (5) years 2017-08-21 11:00 HSRC/ 02/ 2017/ 18
supply and deliver computer consumables(brother toner TN 3290,TN 3185). 2017-07-28 11:00 159/ 2017/ 18
Servicing of low/medium voltage electrical reticulation services and accessories @ King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex 2017-08-14 11:00 ZNQ 422/ 17- 18
Supply and delivery of hotel blankets [as and when required] to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Resorts for a period of three (03) years 2017-08-21 11:00 EKZNW 16/ 2017