The cidb is exploring possible regulation of some aspects of contractor development.
Online registration is not yet available but it is under consideration.
The NHBRC regulates construction in the housing market. The cidb regulates all other construction outside of housing. The two registers serve different purposes.
Not yet. But this is envisaged for the future.
No. The cidb is not a training institution. This is the mandate of other Government institutions, such as the CETAs.
The cidb and the Department of Public Works are working closely together to review options on how the industry can resolve the problem of delayed payments. One of the options under consideration is to put regulations in place that can help alleviate the problem. Draft regulations in this regard were published for public comment and these comments are currently under consideration.
It shows whether companies owned by target groups such as blacks, women and youth are growing in terms of grading and are sustainable.
It shows where Government spends the bulk of infrastructure investment in terms of packaging of projects and which grade contractors and classes of works are most benefiting.
It helps agents of contractor development to make informed decision about where development initiatives are most needed and to measure whether such interventions are effective.
It enables contractor development agents to set clear and measurable targets for growth and development of contractors.
Grading of a JV is based on the combined grading of each member company. The cidb Joint Venture Calculator must be used to determine the grading of a JV.
It takes 21 working days to register. The 21 day turnaround time applies to applications that are complete and compliant with the requirements of the grade the contractor is applying for.
Grade 1 applications only take 48 hours to be processed and for registration to reflect on the cidb website.
Incomplete and non-compliant applications can cause unnecessary delays. Please visit the cidb Provincial Office near you for help, to ensure that your application is right, is complete and is compliant - the first time!
No. The cidb no longer prints registration certificates. Once a grading is awarded the name of the contractor gets published on the cidb website. This is where clients can verify grading as well as the status of a contractor’s registration.
No. The contractor’s listing is effectively removed from the cidb website once the registration expires after 3 years. Contractors are strongly advised to apply for renewal 3 months before the date of expiry.
Registration fees are used to cover administration costs of registration. The revenue collected from registration fees only partially meets these administration costs. The bulk of the cidb funding comes from Government grants.
A contractor that has a Potentially Emerging status may be awarded a state tender one level above their registered cidb grade. A client who so awards a tender to a PE contractor must undertake to provide development support to the contractor during execution of the project. The PE status thus provides opportunities for emerging contractors to develop and to grow capability to carry out projects and to move up the cidb grades.
This is a grouping of 2 or more contractors who jointly undertake to perform a construction contract. Joint Ventures that are affected by the cidb grading are those between contractors only. Built environment professions fall outside of the cidb grading system.
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