Power Up Your Business: A Guide to Eskom Vendor Registration in South Africa

Looking to become a supplier for the energy giant Eskom in South Africa? This guide will navigate you through the Eskom vendor registration process, opening doors to new business opportunities.

Important Note: Eskom emphasizes registering through the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD) for all potential vendors.

Registration Process:

  1. Central Supplier Database (CSD):
    • Visit the National Treasury’s CSD website: https://secure.csd.gov.za/
    • Click on “Register” and follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.
    • During registration, choose the “Supplier” category and the relevant industry codes that represent your business offerings.
    • Upload all necessary documentation, including:
      • Company registration documents (CIPC)
      • Tax compliance certificate (SARS)
      • BEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) certificate (if applicable)
      • Valid bank account details
      • Company profile with a clear overview of your products/services
      • Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) policy or documentation (might be requested later)
    • Once registered, keep your CSD profile updated with any changes to your business information.
  2. Eskom Vendor Management System (EVMS): (Optional, might be requested later)
    • In some cases, Eskom might request additional registration on their Vendor Management System (EVMS).
    • You’ll be notified by Eskom if further registration on EVMS is required.

Additional Considerations:

  • CIDB Grading (Construction Industry Development Board): If your business operates in the construction sector, you might need a CIDB grading depending on the project value. Refer to the CIDB website (https://www.cidb.org.za/) for details.
  • Eskom Tenders: After successful registration on the CSD, Eskom procures goods and services through a tendering process. You can find open tenders on the National Treasury’s tender website (https://tenderbulletins.co.za/) or Eskom’s website (https://tenderbulletin.eskom.co.za/).
  • Eligibility Criteria: Carefully review the specific eligibility criteria outlined in each tender you’re interested in applying for.


  • Completing the CSD registration is the primary step for becoming an Eskom vendor.
  • Keep your CSD profile updated to ensure you’re considered for relevant tender opportunities.
  • Regularly check the tender websites for potential projects that align with your business expertise.

By following these steps and maintaining a comprehensive CSD profile, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a valued supplier for Eskom and contributing to South Africa’s energy sector!