ZumaParliament.JPGAdverts for government tenders will no longer be placed in newspapers, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

The president, during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate, said the use of a tender portal would be compulsory for all departments from April 1.

"This means that all tenders will be advertised in one place and will be accessed free of charge."

Furthermore, all suppliers doing business with government would have to register only once on the Central Supplier Database.

"This reduces the cost for suppliers as they do not have to go to multiple institutions if they wish to do business with government."

The Western Cape Government (WCG) will assist suppliers to register on the Central Supplier Databse at the Enterprise & Supplier Development Expo Western Cape on 2 March 2016.

Visit the Enterprise & Supplier Development Expo page for your complimentary visitor ticket and be assisted by the WCG to register on the database. You will also meet corporate buyers looking to sign contracts with small suppliers.

Documentation to register on the Central Supplir Database – Click here for your list.

Adapted from Timeslive.co.za