Standards for Performance Improvement

You have the grade.  Now add the advantage

Are you a performance driven contractor, registered between cidb Grades 2 to 9 and looking to take your company to the next level? The cidb Contractor Recognition Scheme may be just the push you need to set your company apart from the rest. 

The cidb has launched a campaign to kick start recognition of registered contractors who can demonstrate to clients, possession of additional advantages that clearly separate them from the competition when tendering.  Read more... 


Contractor Recognition Scheme

The cidb has given notice of implementation of the Best Practice Contractor Recognition Scheme in Government Gazette No 39204 of 11 September 2015

The Scheme is aimed at supporting contractor performance improvement as well as risk management in the construction industry. It establishes minimum acceptable standards that are necessary for running a contracting company and for supervising building and construction works. It will lay the foundation for clients to better assess the capabilities and performance of contractors in a uniform and consistent manner.


The Competence Standard for Contractors

The construction environment is fiercely competitive and the need is ever high for contractors to deliver quality and value to clients. Contractors are encouraged to submit themselves for recognition against the cidb Competence Standard.

The cidb also encourages clients to use the skills and competencies of a contractor as a measure of quality, when evaluating tenders. These can be measured against the cidb Competence Standard for Contractors, which sets competency benchmarks at different levels of cidb contractor grading. Click here to read the standard...


The Standard for Construction Management Systems

The cidb encourages contractors to adopt and get accredited to the following best practice construction management systems which form part of the cidb Best Practice Contractor Recognition Scheme:

  • SANS ISO 9001 for quality management. This is an internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) that will help contractors to continually monitor and manage quality across the business so that areas for improvement can be identified

  • SANS ISO 14001 for environmental management. This an internationally recognised environment management system (EMS) that provides guidance on how to consider multiple aspects of a business procurement, storage, material supply, construction, plant and material usage, so as to reduce the impact of these on the environment. Adoption of these best practice construction management systems by the cidb was published in Government Gazette Notice No: 39101 of 14 August 2015


The Standard for Contractor Performance Reports

It is good practice to evaluate the performance of a contractor at the end of a project.

The cidb Standard for Contractor Performance Report is moving the industry towards a uniform method of evaluating a contractor's performance on a construction project, particularly in the public sector

The Standard sets performance measures against time, cost, quality, site management and the management of health and safety. Currently clients use different measures to evaluate performance.

Standard for Contractor Performance Reports; Grade 1

Standard for Contractor Performance Reports for use on Construction Works Contracts; Grade 2 to Grade 9