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​CSD Implementation

The following information is made available to departments and organs of state to facilitate the phase 1 Central Supplier Database (CSD) implementation activities:


·         Presentation of data preparation and conversion workshop

·         Job Aid for data preparation and conversion

·         CSD Fact Sheet

·         Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

·         Suggested email campaign targeted at prospective suppliers of government

·         Information pack as a guided to facilitate effective change management

expand Q: : After registering on the CSD should the supplier send invoices to National Treasury or to Organs of State? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Are organs of state required to record the CSD supplier number and CSD security code on their systems (e.g. in a Purchase Order) for audit purposes? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Can a supplier use its own internet to register on the CSD or should the supplier make use of the organ of state’s internet? ‎(1)
expand Q: : How do I edit bank account details? ‎(1)
expand Q: : How does the CSD form part of the overall Supply Chain Management? ‎(1)
expand Q: : How is the CSD accessed? ‎(1)
expand Q: : How will assisted supplier registration work? ‎(1)
expand Q: : How will the interim period work? ‎(1)
expand Q: : I received an email stating the bank information I captured on the CSD was sent for bank account validation and could not be validated. The response received from the bank contains an error message. ‎(1)
expand Q: : If a supplier delivers sub-standard service when their quote has been accepted. What process would we need to follow if we did not want to use their service again – particularly if they come back as a supplier on the rotation list? ‎(1)
expand Q: : If an organ of state is running a closed bid process, will they be able to request suppliers to register on the CSD prior to the evaluation of the bid? ‎(1)
expand Q: : If the bid/quote requires an SBD 4, 8 or 9, is it still the responsibility of the supplier to provide these documentation? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Is the CSD going to flag restricted suppliers and tender defaulters? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Should a supplier be registered on the CSD in order to be paid though the financial systems of government? ‎(1)
expand Q: : The active Directors/Members are not being populated on the CSD Directors/Members screen as they appear at CIPC, how can I rectify this? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What are the benefits of the CSD? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What category of suppliers should register? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What happens on 1 September 2015? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What happens to the existing supplier databases in departments? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is required for data migration? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is required from the MEC/Ministers? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is required from the Provincial Treasury/Heads of Departments/Accounting Officers  ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is required from the Supply Chain Management officials? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is the Central Supplier Databases? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What is the timeframe for migrating your validated details of suppliers t (which is not LOGIS) to the CSD? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What will be required for suppliers to register? ‎(1)
expand Q: : What will be the role of the employees that are currently capturing supplier information (maintaining supplier databases)? ‎(1)
expand Q: : When completing the SBD forms should suppliers continue to send their Tax Clearance and B-BEEE certificates to Organs of State? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Which automated verifications will be enabled? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Who can be contacted for further information on the CSD? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Who is responsible for supplier information sessions? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Who will grant access to organs of state to the CSD? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will all organs of state have access to the same supplier’s data? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will organs of state be informed when their supplier data have been migrated to the CSD? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will suppliers still be required to provide an original valid tax clearance certificate? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will suppliers still be required to provide company registration documentation? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will the CSD allow organs of state to source locally?  For example if the organ of state is based on Pretoria then they would want to contract with catering suppliers based in Pretoria and not ones based on Cape Town. ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will the CSD be accessible without any “downtime”? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will the CSD facilitate rotation? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will the supplier information on the CSD be secure, specifically the banking details? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will there be a restriction on the number of users per supplier? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will there be verification done to identify if a supplier is a government employee? ‎(1)
expand Q: : Will we still be able to advertise on our website for prospective suppliers to register on the CSD? ‎(1)