In terms of the Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations 14(1) (ii), a municipality must annually invite prospective providers of goods or services to apply for evaluation and listing as accredited prospective providers. The National Treasury has accordingly created a registration and vetting platform for this purpose, the Central Supplier Database (CSD), and all suppliers who intend doing business with the Bitou Municipality, must be registered on the CSD.
The benefits for the private sector includes:
This uniform Supply Chain Management system used right through all government institutions is essential to optimise the efficiency of service delivery. However, current legislation still demands that municipalities verify information such as the municipal accounts, vehicle registration and acceptability certificates (caterers) of suppliers. This is not included in the system because it does not apply to the National and Provincial Regulations. Therefore, unless these requirements are retracted, suppliers will still be vetted by municipalities in addition to the Central Supplier Database.
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Last published 04 February 2019