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The Western Cape Government recently launched the Western Cape Provincial Tender Website, which is dedicated to providing businesses with up-to-date and relevant information on open and awarded tenders as well as general advice on how to tender, tips on tendering and links to business support organisations. However, this page contains information that the Department of Economic Development and Tourism has highlighted for your benefit.



The Western Cape Government, as required by the National Treasury's Norms and Standards Unit, has amended its procurement processes for the financial year 2011/2012 and thereafter. In terms of these amendments, bidders must submit additional documentation along with their bid proposals in order for their bids to be considered valid by the department that has issued the tender. This additional documentation includes form SBD 4 - also known as form WCBD 4 - which is a bidder's "Declaration of Interest, Bidder's Past SCM Practices and Independent Bid Determination".

In the case of TradeWorld specifically, all suppliers that quote on TradeWorld must also submit form WCBD 4. Furthermore, before submitting form WCBD 4, suppliers must ensure that the form has been signed by a person who is authorised to sign such form and that the form has been certified by a Commissioner of Oaths.

Moreover, suppliers must submit not only form WCBD 4 but also any other documentation as indicated in the Terms of Reference or tender package they receive.

Suppliers responding to a TradeWorld enquiry must submit all of the prescribed documentation no later than the closing date of the enquiry as no late bids will be accepted. Suppliers responding to a TradeWorld enquiry issued by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, specifically, must submit their bid documents to any of the following contacts:

Mr D Paulse,
Mr R Willimas,
Ms L Esterhuizen,




As of 1 September 2012, the Western Cape Government may no longer do business with suppliers who are not actively registered on the Western Cape Supplier Database. The database provides the following benefits to both suppliers and government:

  • Accurate data on current and potential suppliers.
  • Valid and up-to-date information on all suppliers.
  • Reduced administrative burdens on departments.

Who Must Register on the Western Cape Supplier Database?

  • All existing suppliers who are currently not registered on the database.
  • All potentially new suppliers who intend doing business with the Western Cape Government but are not yet registered on the database.

What About Existing suppliers Who are Already Registered on the Database?

Existing suppliers who are already registered on the Western Cape Supplier Database must please ensure that they update their business profiles on the database.

How Does Registration Work?

Suppliers who either want to register on the Western Cape Supplier Database for the first time or update their business profiles must fill in the prescribed forms. The forms can be obtained from:

  • Quadrem Ariba office
  • First floor
    Liesbeek House
    River Park
    Liesbeek Parkway
    Mowbray 7700
    PO Box 1207
    Cape Town
    Switchboard: 021 680 4600
    Fax: 0861 132 989
  • Western Cape Provincial Treasury
    Private Bag X9165
    Cape Town
    7 Wale Street
    Third Floor
    Room W3-50
    Provincial Legislature Building
    Cape Town

Is the BBBEE Rating Certificate Compulsory for Registration?

No, however it is a requirement for the claiming of preference points.

Should you have any related queries or if you require assistance completing the registration form, please contact Quadrem TradeWorld:

  • Western Cape Supplier Database Call Centre
    Tel: 0861 22 5577 or 021 680 4666
    Fax: 021 680 4655

    Office Hours:
    Quadrem TradeWorld: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00

  • Treasury Supplier Database Helpdesk
    Mr Kosie Theron
    Tel: 021 483 5650


    Mr Ivan Gallant
    Tel: 021 483 6223


    Ms Shirley Jacobs
    Tel: 021 483 4675
    Fax: 021 483 3163

    Office Hours:
    Treasury Supplier Database Helpdesk:
    Monday to Friday, 07:30 to 15:00



The content on this page was last updated on 18 May 2017