Central Supplier Database
The Western Cape Supplier Database is an internet software application that allows all 13 departments of the Western Cape Government to extract, manage and verify data received from prospective suppliers that wish to do business with the provincial government.
With the information of suppliers at their disposal, it will enable any of the departments to find an appropriate supplier to meet their specific needs for any project.
The Western Cape Supplier Database allows for an accurate source of data on current and potential suppliers; valid and up-to-date information on all suppliers and decrease the administrative burden on departments.
According to the Provincial Supply Chain Management (SCM) Prescripts, Departments or entities of the Western Cape Government may not do business with suppliers that aren't actively registered on the Western Cape Supplier Database.
What are the benefits of registering on the Western Cape supplier database?
- A registered supplier will be considered a verified supplier, meaning that it meets the minimum requirements to do business with Western Cape Government.
- Eradicates the repetitive submission of the required documentation for each bid/quote lodged at various departments.
- Allows for prospective service providers to be eligible to contract with the Western Cape Government.
- Suppliers only need to register once on the central database that will be available for use by all departments/institutions.
No. Registration on the Western Cape Supplier Database is a compulsory requirement according to the Provincial Supply Chain Management (SCM) Prescripts. Failure to register will mean that the supplier doesn't meet the minimum requirements to do business with the Western Cape Government.
Registration on the Western Cape Supplier Database doesn't guarantee that a supplier will receive work (quotes or bids) but it only serves as a compulsory requirement to do business with the Western Cape Government.
Registering on the database is free.
All prospective suppliers intending to do business with the Western Cape Government must submit applications for registration on the database and amendments to supplier profile within the format as prescribed or determined from time to time by the Provincial Treasury.