Issue Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015

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:

  • Government's ability to engage and manage major suppliers;
  • Government's ability to engage and manage SMME suppliers;
  • Government's ability to scout, develop, and contract new suppliers;
  • Government's ability to ensure greater productivity and value for money from suppliers doing business with the state.

The aim is to get all suppliers onto the Central Supplier Database on or before 1 April 2016. That is the date Government aims towards in implementing the new system. Remember that this is a self-registration process. Our advice is to get registered so that you can start sharing in Government contracts once the system starts on 1 April 2016.

It would be better if all suppliers' information is standardised and processed through an automatic system. Hopefully this will encourage more transparency when it comes to awarding competitive bids and quotations.

Furthermore the Minister said that some of the key benefits of the Central Supplier Database will include:

  • The CSD will be the source of all supplier information for all organs of state;
  • The CSD will reduce duplication of effort and cost for both business and government while enabling electronic procurement processes, as suppliers will only be required to register once when doing business with the state;
  • Suppliers that are in good standing on the various compliance requirements of government, will experience a reduction in red tape and administrative burden when doing business with government;
  • Standardised and electronic verification of supplier information, will lead to reduced fraud;
  • Significant reduction in compliance audit effort and cost will be achieved across all spheres of government; and
  • The CSD will allow government to more effectively implement SCM policies and practices applicable to suppliers for example 30 per cent of sourcing dedicated to SMMEs as announced by our President in the State of the Nation address earlier this year.

We believe that all these new initiatives of Government are a move in the right direction. We will continue with our training to provide you with all the correct information to respond to bids correctly and hopefully successfully. 

Please visit our website for more details on our upcoming events at www.how2tender.com or email estelle@how2tender.com should you need any assistance in this regard.

 

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Expression of interest for the supply and delivery of PPE. 2019-03-14 11:00 SCM/19-139/G
Document: Archiving: Learners and Drivers licences. 2019-03-14 11:00 SCM/19-114/S
Standards of Generally Recognised Acccounting Practices (GRAP) financial reporting training service provider for a two year period 2019-02-28 12:00 SAICA0032019
Provision of Security Services at Various ECDC Owned Premises for thirty Six months (3 years) 2019-03-11 12:00 ECDC/ELN/108/012019
Supply and delivery of Road Construction Material for Taweni Access road 2019-03-11 12:00 IHLM/87/01/2018-19/TS
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Upgrading of Server Infrastructure and Development of Unified communication 2019-03-20 12:00 019/2018/19
The appointment of a contractor to design, upgrade, install and commission the control system at the aquarium of the National Zoological Garden in Pretoria. 2019-03-04 11:00 SANBI NZG: 325/ 2019
The appointment of a contractor for remedial work to various existing structures including roofs, aquatic mammal pools, and aquarium tanks at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria. 2019-03-04 11:00 SANBI NZG: 327/ 2019
The appointment of a contractor for the design and upgrade of existing gravel roads at the Mokopane Biodiversity Centre in Mokopane, Limpopo. 2019-03-05 11:00 SANBI NZG: 330/ 2019
Appointment of service provider for the procurement new fleet 4x4 double cabs(03) and (06) x sedans for the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator 2019-03-15 11:00 SADPMR03/ 2018/ 19
Request to procure service providers for the purposes of headhunting for executive and senior management positions for a period of three (03) years 2019-03-08 11:00 RFA 1892/ 2018
Appointment of a suitable service provider to conduct situational analysis of successful skills programmes offered by SETA Quality Assurance Partners (QAPS) 2019-03-08 11:00 PUR 6000/ 8
The appointment of a service provider to provide medical surveillance program for 1225 (one thousand two hundred and twenty five) consisting of 72 landfill employees and 1153 general workers over four (4) months. 2019-03-18 11:00 PU058/ 2018
The appointment of panel of service providers for the removal, cleaning and rehabilitation and/or eradication of illegally dumped non-toxic, non-objectionable solid waste and rubble on as and when required basis for thirty six (36) months period. 2019-03-15 11:00 PU047/ 2017
Appointment of service providers for insurance and administration of the subsidized motor transport scheme and the VIP vehicle fleet of the state for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024 2019-03-08 11:00 RT58- 2019
Invitation to provide catering and canteen services at national health laboratory service head office and Braamfontein office for the period of three (3) years. 2019-03-08 11:00 RFB 156/ 18/ 19

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