The Central Supplier Database (CSD) , an initiative of the National Treasury, is a database of organisations, institutions and individuals who wish to provide goods and services to government.
Why should a supplier 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 reduced fraud with paper copies and manual processes;
- Supplier will not be required to submit physical tax clearance and business registration certificate to organs of state; and
- Single source of supplier information to all organs of state
What is required for suppliers to register?
- All suppliers will be required to complete required information on the CSD website and must ensure it is complete, accurate and comprehensive. The following would be amongst the required information:
- Supplier information i.e. supplier type, identification number, supplier name, trading name and country of origin;
- Supplier contact i.e. preferred contact person, preferred communication method, email address, cell phone number, telephone number, etc.;
- Supplier address i.e. country, province, municipality, city, suburb, ward and postal code;
- Bank account information;
- Supplier tax information;
- Ownership information, i.e. name and identification number of directors, members etc.;
- Association to any other suppliers i.e. branch, consortium member etc.; and
- Commodities the supplier can supply.
A valid email address, identity number, cell phone number and bank account details are mandatory in order to register on the CSD.