SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE
- The National Central Supplier Database was launched on 1 September 2015. Prospective suppliers must register their companies on www.csd.gov.za, where all their essential information will be verified.
- The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) will only award business to NCSD-registered suppliers, who will then only have to supply certain relevant information to the NHLS.
NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE SUPPLIER DATABASE
In order to comply with the procedures set out in the Supply Chain Management Guidelines, as referred to in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); the NHLS developed a supplier database to be used by the Procurement Department.
The purpose of this database is to give all prospective suppliers an equal opportunity to submit quotations to the NHLS.
All suppliers who have also been in the supply of NHLS are required also to register and are not exempt from this process. It is envisaged however, that this database will contribute to efficient administration and compliance with the PFMA and the PPPFA.