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.

Western Cape Supplier Evidence Bank (WCSEB) information

Please make sure your BEE affidavit has the date, month and year on the space for financial year-end, e.g. 28 February 2022.

A supplier may only have one B-BBEE document listed above, a B-BBEE certificate obtained from a SANAS accredited agent, or a CIPC affidavit.

Please make sure all commissioned documents have force numbers of SAPS officials if your documents will be commissioned by a Constable, Sergeant or Warrant Officer at SAPS.

If a supplier scratches on a document, both the supplier and a commissioner must sign next to the parts of the document that was scratched, otherwise, the document will not be accepted.

Duly completed registration forms with supporting documents must be sent to:

wcseb@westerncape.gov.za by email for verification purposes only. After the documents have been confirmed by an official they can be

 delivered to 4 Waterford Place, 2nd Floor, Century City, 7441

Or posted to

Private Bag x9165, Cape Town, 8000.

In terms of National Treasury Instruction note 4A of 2016/17, all prospective service providers must be registered on the CSD as from 1 April 2016 in order to do business with Government.

The WCSEB draws information of service providers from the CSD and over and above, SCM compliance documents which is housed and maintained annually on the WCSEB. This augments the CSD as this information is not available on the CSD

Therefore, in order to do business with the Western Cape Government via the ePS, service providers must be actively registered on both the CSD and the WCSEB.

Consultant Register System

The system 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 Transport and Public Works.

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.

  • Read more about ePS

Tender Awards

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Tender Adverts

Visit Provincial Treasury's tender website.