About Procurement

As a developer of a multi-modal logistics platform, Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) operates across a range of economic sectors, regularly requiring externally-sourced products and services.

Examples of the diversity of Dube TradePort business opportunities include infrastructure development, environmental services, administration, agricultural services, logistics and export/import services, and other professional services.

How to Become a Supplier

Dube TradePort Corporation is governed by National Treasury, and therefore uses the Central Supplier Database (CSD).   Effective 1 April 2016, all spheres of government will only be allowed to do business with suppliers that are registered on the CSD. Prospective suppliers are able to self-register on the CSD website: www.csd.gov.za.

The purpose of centralising government’s supplier database is to reduce duplication of effort and cost for both supplier and government, while enabling electronic procurement processes.

The CSD interfaces to South African Revenue Service to enable tax clearance certificate verification and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for verification of business registration and business ownership information. The CSD furthermore verifies supplier information with the register for tender defaulters and database of restricted suppliers, and verifies South African identification numbers with the Department of Home Affairs.

How DTPC’s Procurement Process Works

Procurement valued at more than R30 000 requires the provision of a valid, original tax clearance certificate.

Procurement valued at less than R500 000 is subject to the provision of three quotations from suppliers whose details appear on the organisation’s database. Suppliers or prospective suppliers should ensure that they are registered on the database.

In terms of procurement valued at more than R500 000, this is subject to the provision of an open tender advertised in a range of media-types, including Business Report in The Star, The Mercury, Cape Times, Pretoria News, Isolezwe, Sunday Tribune, the Government Tender Bulletin and on the Dube TradePort website.

It is important that suppliers read such tender adverts carefully and comply with their requirements in all respects, inclusive of deadlines, deposit payments, briefing session attendances and the accurate completion and supply of all documentation, such as original certificates and returnable materials.

Finally, and whether for either a Request for Quotations or a Tender project, suppliers must provide Dube TradePort Corporation with the following:

  • Current email details of appropriate staff;
  • Correct categorisation of industry-type;
  • The full and accurate completion of all forms; and
  • The provision of certified B-BBEE certificates and valid, original tax clearance certificates.

It is necessary for prospective suppliers to respond to Requests for Quotations and/or Tenders in order to qualify for consideration.


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