Supplier Registration

If you or your company would like to register as a supplier with the South African Astronomical Observatory, you will need to be registered on the supplier database.  The SAAO has moved away from a shared database with the National Research Foundation and will be making use of the Central Supplier Database (CSD) of the National Treasury. The database offers the benefit of a central portal for suppliers to register once-off and with all government departments, state-owned enterprises and publicly funded institutions will have access to these suppliers. With immediate effect, you should register at www.csd.gov.za to take advantage of this. The SAAO and NRF will no longer be registering companies on any databases.

Central Supplier Database (CSD)

General conditions
Please see general conditions of contract below, which apply to all supply contracts and purchase orders entered into by the SAAO with its suppliers. These general conditions are mandatory as per the Public Finance Management Act and are published on the National Treasury Website.

General Conditions

Contract-specific conditions
Each bid invitation (inclusive of quotations, competitive auction, single-source supplies, etc.) include the unique conditions of that specific supply.

Contract-Specific Conditions

Current Tenders

Tenders will be displayed here when they are available.

Awarded Tenders

Tender No.DescriptionSuccessful TendererAmountPreference Points (B-BBEE Contributor)

Submitted Tenders

No.Name of TendererCSD NumberBBBEE Level
NRF/SAAO/2020/001The Construction Co.MAAA0109245Level 1
NRF/SAAO/2020/001Boshard & Benchmark JVMAAA0121709 & MAAA0876728Level 2
NRF/SAAO/2020/001Makhare HoldingsMAAA0105902Level 1
NRF/SAAO/2020/001Rapiprop 158 MAAA0192167Level 2
NRF/SAAO/2020/001Phezulu ContractingMAAA0071318Level 1
NRF/SAAO/2018/021Eyethu Alpha MAAA0841015Level 3

Cancelled Tenders

Tender NumberTender Description

RFQs under R500k

RFQs will be displayed here when they are available.