Policy and Regulatory Alert: The Central Supplier Database

On 1 September 2015, as part of the broader public procurement reform, the National Treasury launched the Central Supplier Database (CSD) to facilitate a public procurement system that is automated, fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective. It was introduced to simplify the way of doing business with the government whilst reducing the risk of corruption. 
The CSD became operational on 1 April 2016 and since then it has become compulsory for government and state owned enterprises to use the CSD. Please find our full alert here (PDF).