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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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How to Register on the Central Supplier Database

19 Oct 2015

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply,Deliver, Commission, Service and Maintain a (17 Metre) Trailer Mounted Cherry Picker 2017-10-19 11:00 DIA47/2017
Supply of Synspec Inlet Filter Membranes for GC 955 BTX Analyser 2017-09-20 15:00 R1018A0224
Supply: Plumbing, hardware & cleaning supplies 2017-09-26 15:00 R101800312
Appointment of an SMME Service Provider to Manufacture and Deliver four (4) Tipper Trailers 2017-10-19 11:00 FMB 004-2017/2018
Supply: Plumbing, hardware & cleaning supplies 2017-09-20 15:00 R101800311
Appointment of an SMME Service Provider to Supply and Deliver four (4) Tractors 2017-10-19 11:00 FMB 005-2017/2018
Supply and delivery of building/river sand 2017-09-28 12:00 Notice No: 2017/2018-44
Supply: Plumbing, hardware & cleaning supplies 2017-09-26 15:00 R101800313
Term Contract for the Maintenance, Refurbishment of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Implementation of Water & Waste Water Infrastructure 2017-10-19 11:00 INF-W23/2017/2018
Supply: Clothing & footwear 2017-09-26 10:00 GA11800063
Proposal call for the Supply, Delivery, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Management of a Hand Held Pre-Paid Parking Meter System within the Msunduzi Municipality's Area of Jurisdiction 2017-10-19 12:00 SCM 27 OF 17/18
Supply and delivery of crushed stone 2017-09-28 12:00 Notice No: 2017/2018-42
Supply and delivery of crushed stone 2017-09-28 12:00 Notice No: 2017/2018-42
Appointment of a qualified contractor for Alterations, Additions and Refurbishment of Eerste Fabrieke Staging Yards 2017-10-19 12:00 CRES/NGR/27/09/2017
Supply: Chemicals 2017-09-26 16:00 R061800196
Appointment of a qualified contractor for National Stations Improvement Programme (Nsip) at Hercules Station for the Construction of Concrete Coping Blocks, Paving and Electrical Works 2017-10-19 12:00 CRES/NGR/28/09/2017
Proposal Call for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of an Online Hosted Prepayment Electricity Vending and Revenue Management System for the Msunduzi Municipality 2017-10-19 12:00 SPECIALISED CONTRACT No. SCM 21 OF 17/18
Supply: Pvc cap plain 2017-09-22 14:00 A021800391
Supply: Civil materials 2017-09-20 14:00 A021800407
Appointment of a Contractor for the Construction and upgrade of park station through a Pre-Qualification Process 2017-10-19 12:00 HO/CRES/PRK/85/09/2017

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