The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) was mandated through the Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000 to support contractor development and emerging sector participation through-out government and industry. MINMEC specifically, has mandated the cidb in collaboration with the National and Provincial Departments of Public Works to devise and implement a National Contractor Development Programme (ncdp).
The ncdp is a government programme comprising of a partnership between the cidb, national and provincial public works and other willing stakeholders.
The participating stakeholders commit their efforts and resources to develop previously disadvantaged contractors, by:
• establishing an enabling environment for contractor development;
• enhancing and strengthening contractor development mechanisms, including emerging contractor development programmes (ECDP’s), joint ventures (JVs) and other appropriate mechanisms;
• facilitating performance improvement of contractors; and
• supporting the creation of a pool of skilled artisans, supervisors, technicians and technologists for the construction industry.