Register on Central Supplier Database (CSD) for government
We are pleased to inform you that the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD) is open for registration from the 01 September 2015. The CSD serves as one single source of supplier information to all spheres of government.
Effective 1 September 2015 all CHIETA suppliers are requested to register on the Central Supplier Database (CSD) website www.csd.gov.za.
Within this system, suppliers are required to register once when they do business with the state. This will significantly reduce the administrative burden for business, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. The database interfaces with SARS, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and payroll system. It will electronically verify a supplier’s tax and BEE status, and enable public sector officials doing business with the state to be identified.
Why should a Supplier register on the CSD?
All prospective suppliers can register any time on the Central Supplier Database website www.csd.gov.za Some motivating factors to be considered by suppliers to register on the CSD:
•Suppliers will only be required to register once when they do business with government;
•A supplier will be able to ensure their data is up-to-date, complete and accurate;
•Standardised and electronic verification of supplier information leading to reduce fraud with paper copies and manual processes;
•Supplie rwill not be required to submit physical tax clearance and business registration certificates to organs of state; and
•Single source of supplier information to all organs of state.
Transitional period and the period thereafter
The period from 1 September 2015 to 31 March 2016 is the transitional period whereby CHIETA will continue to invite and accept price quotations from its own established list of prospective suppliers and only utilise the CSD for verification of key information.
As soon as supplier’s information has been verified with external data sources (e.g. SARS and CIPC), a unique supplier number and security code will be allocated and communicated to the supplier. The supplier can use this information to update and maintain his profile.
During the transitional period, service providers are expected to submit a supplier number and Supplier Registration Security Code to CHIETA database unit for verification and updating of prospective supplier’s key information on the CSD.
After the lapsing of the transitional period, CHIETA will be compelled to only invite and accept quotations from a list of prospective suppliers listed in the CSD.
NB: From 1 April 2016, institutions may not award any bid to a supplier who is not registered on the CSD.
It is expected that by 31 March 2016 all service providers on CHIETA supplier database must be registered with the Centralised Supplier Database. For any additional information on the CSD please contact the CSD Office on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 315 5509.