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Please note that suppliers are only registered onto the Wits Supplier database in the following instances:

  • Suppliers are registered as a result of the outcome of a tender process. When needed, the University will advertise an open tender or invite suitable companies to bid for Tender requests that its community requires. We recommend that you continuously monitor the WITS Tender website at  for opportunities to tender. In addition, we recommend that you monitor the PURCO SA website at for potential opportunities for national tenders related to higher education.
  • A business need must exist in a department of the University. This department would communicate their need, and request and motivate for the supplier to be loaded onto the Wits database, subsequent to a procurement process being followed.  The supplier onboarding system is a digital system and suppliers will ONLY be informed to provide information after initial consideration by the relevant authorities. If the relevant authorities have approved the request, then the supplier is loaded on the Wits supplier database, subject to respective compliances and due diligences being met.

We do not have a separate database for suppliers that want to submit their details for potential procurement activities (for example tenders or requests for quotations).

The Supplier Onboarding system is an online system that will enable Suppliers to apply for registration online.
The purpose of this document is to guide/assist the Suppliers through the Onboarding process.
Note this should be read with the email that is sent to you displaying the unique link to log into the system