Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Central Supplier database versus vendor registration        

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

As you all know the Government has launched the Central Supplier Database on 1 September 2015.  One of the purposes for the Central Supplier Database 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.  The purpose of centralising government’s supplier database is to reduce duplication of effort and cost for both supplier and government while enabling electronic procurement processes”.  If you are doing business with the Government or if you intend to do business with Government in the near future, you will have to register on the Central Supplier Database.

The question that arises and is asked at our HowtoTender workshops is should we as business owners still register as vendors with the different municipalities and government departments that we do business with?  The short answer is yes – you will still have to register as a vendor if it is required from the municipality, government entity or government department.

The reason for this is because there is not a link between all municipalities, government entities or government departments between their databases and that of the CSD.  We are aware of certain National Departments such as the National Department of Health that is linked to the Central Supplier Database.  There was a transitional period from 1 September 2015 to 31 March 2016 when existing Organ of State supplier databases were transferred to the Central Supplier Database.  This has not been completed yet.  Once this has been completed you might be requested to validate your information on the Central Supplier Database.

We urge you to register your business on the Central Supplier Database as quickly as possible if you want to do business or continue to do business with government.  The process to register is easy.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.  Book and pay online at https://howtotender.co.za/tender-expert-form/

Contact us at wernervr@howtotender.co.za should you require more information.

You can also purchase a Tender Manual (Handbook) on our website https://howtotender.co.za/ which is a step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender.  It includes examples of completed SBD forms.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider to procure, implement, commission and support hardware/ kiosk for self-service ticket sales for Robben Island Museum (RIM) for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2020-02-21 11:00 RIM ICT 02- 2019/ 2020
Appointment of a service provider to procure, implement, commission and support queue management system (QMS) for Robben Island Museum (RIM) for a period of thirty-six (36) months 2020-02-17 11:00 RIM ICT 04- 2019/ 2020
Request for informtaion (RFI) for the purpose of identifying vendors who have the capacity and experience to provide an options assessment and feasibility study for facilities management services to the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone SOC limited for the operations of the OR Tambo international Airport Special Economic Zone Precinct 1 2020-02-07 11:00 GIDZ/ 08/ 2019- 20/ RFI_FM
Terms of reference for a third party to enter into a lease agreement with Robben Island Museum to manage curio shops located at Murray’s Bay harbour on Robben Island and the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront on a lease basis for a period of two (2) years with an option to extend for another two (2) years 2020-02-18 11:00 RIM MAR 01- 2019/ 2020
Appointment of a service provider to do Design and installation of perimeter clear fence for Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ) ORTIA SEZ Precinct 2 2020-02-07 11:00 GIDZ/ 05/ 2019- 20/ FENCEP2
Appointment of a service provider to conduct Environmental impact assessment and Township establishment for Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ) ORTIA SEZ Precinct 2 2020-02-10 11:00 GIDZ/ 06/ 2019- 20/ ORTIASEZP1
DTPC therefore invites, suitably experienced and qualified, Service Providers to send proposals for the provision of services to remove the existing lagging and supply, install and warrant the new installation as a turnkey project 2020-02-10 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 18/ AGZ/ 09/ 2019
Terms of reference for the appointment of a service provider to provide communication, public relations and marketing services to Robben Island Museum for a period of three (3) years 2020-02-19 11:00 RIM MAR 02- 2019/ 2020
Manenberg: Manenberg Primary School: Construction of a new School 2020-02-18 11:00 S065/ 19
Welkom Department of Mineral Resources: Alternative Office accommodation and parking facilities for 9 years and 11 Months 2817.88m² and 50 bays 2020-02-11 11:00 BL20/ 001
HANOVER: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: Installation and replacement of air conditioners 2020-01-31 11:00 CW08/ 20
HARSTWATER: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: Installation and replacement of air conditioners 2020-01-31 11:00 CW07/ 20
NOUPOORT: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: Installation and replacement of air conditioners 2020-01-31 11:00 CW05/ 20
DOUGLAS: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: Installation and replacement of air conditioners 2020-01-31 11:00 CW06/ 20
Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of PMC non-return isolating valves, flow meters and pipe fittings at Phalaborwa Plant CIDB Grading OF 6ME 2020-02-19 11:00 LNW 31/ 18/ 19- Re Advert
Appointment of Brand Agency for World EXPO 2020, Dubai 2020-02-07 11:00 BSA/ 003/ 2019
Co-Location Services for a period of three (3) years 2020-01-31 11:00 RFT- 3- 2019/ 20
Supply and Installation of a Continuous Integration and Deployment Tool to Interfront 2020-01-27 11:00 RFT- 5- 2019/ 20
Refurbishment of sludge lagoons and disinfection facilities at Phalaborwa Scheme CIDB Grading OF 6CE 2020-02-19 11:00 LNW 13/ 19/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to render Standard Cleaning and Hygiene Services to KwaZulu Natal Provincial Treasury for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2020-02-14 11:00 BID 1222/ 2019- F

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