What is a tender?

A tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. Getting goods or services is also known as "procurement". Tenders and bids are the same thing. When government "puts out a tender" or "invites bids", this means government asks the public for price offers to supply goods or provide a service.

Central Supplier Database (CSD)

The CSD was established by National Treasury on behalf of all departments, constitutional institutions & public entities listed in schedule 2 & 3 of the PFMA.

Consultant Register System (CRS)
The CRS, which was launched in 2021, was developed to serve as an electronic roster to ensure that companies operating in the Built Environment and Infrastructure Sector are appointed on a rotational basis within the Department of Infrastructure. The electronic system replaces a manual roster that was maintained by Supply Chain Management.

The Department’s Education, General and Health Infrastructure Chief Directorates  use the system for appointments on new projects planned during the financial year.

eProcurement Solution (ePS)

As from 1 April 2022, a new eProcurement Solution (ePS) replaced the current solution (IPS) as a new and improved means of procuring all commodities across the Western Cape Government (WCG). With the aim of streamlining the procurement processes, the ePS intends to provide ease of use to both the buyer and supplier.

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Tender Awards

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