The cidb was established to provide leadership to stakeholders and to stimulate sustainable growth, reform and improvement of the construction sector for effective delivery and the industry’s enhanced role in the country’s economy.
cidb Offices Closed on 13 December 2013
The cidb Provincial Offices with the exception of the Gauteng provincial Office will close on Friday, 13 December 2013 and will re-open for business on Tuesday, 17 December 2013. The cidb Head Office, Gauteng Provincial Office and the Call Centre will open for business until 14:00 on the 13 December 2013 and also reopen on 17 December 2013. The call centre is accessible on tel: 0860 103 353. We apologise for any inconvenience that may occur as a result.
Appointment of cidb CEO Mr Mzwandile Sokupa
The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has announced the appointment of Mr Mzwandile (Zwai) Sokupa as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 2 December, 2013. The announcement was made by the Board in Pretoria today. With a Master’s Degree and 20 year experience in the built environment Mr Sokupa is no stranger to the construction industry. The Board has said that his appointment comes at a time when the construction industry is facing many challenges including slow transformation and issues of collusion. For more information, please click here.
Call for Nominations for Members to Serve on the Board of the Construction Industry Development Board
The Minister of Public Works, Honourable T.W. Nxesi (MP), has invited nominations for new members to serve on the Board of the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb). The closing date for nominations is 29 January 2014. Nominations must be sent to The Director-General (For attention: Mr. A. Mthombeni), National Department of Public Works. For more information, please click here.
Launch of New National Standards for Construction Development
The Minister of Public Works, Minister Thembelani Nxesi launched new national standards for construction development on 26 November, 2013. The standards mark the beginning of Phase 2 of the cidb Register of Projects and the Register of Contractors. The standards which were launched are:
1. The Standard for Indirect Targeting for Enterprise Development through Construction Works Contracts;
2. The Standard for Developing Skills through Infrastructure Contracts; and
3. The Standard for Contractor Performance Reports.
For more information, see press release and the Standards.
New Construction Industry Indicators (CIIs) Survey Announced
The Construction Industry Indicators are measures of the performance of the industry, focusing on clients, client’s agent / consultant and the cidb registered contractors. Details of previous years CII results are available on the cidb website. The CIIs are currently being captured by the cidb in partnership with the department of Quantity
Surveying and Construction Management of the University of the Free State (UFS), and representatives from UFS will be initiating the survey during November 2013. The cidb requests that you provide them with the information that they require to undertake the survey. For more info click here.
The cidb thanks the participants that partook in the previous surveys, and looks forward to the on-going support of the industry in the 2013 CII Survey.
Best Practice Standards Published
The Board approved and published the cidb Standard for Developing Skills through Infrastructure Contracts and the cidb Standard for Contractor Performance Reports for use on Construction Works Contracts (Grades 2 to 9) in August 2013. Details of the Standards are available here.
cidb National Stakeholder Forum Convened on 5 July 2013
The cidb hosted its National Stakeholder Forum (NSF) meeting on 5 July 2013 in Gauteng. The meeting was addressed by Public Works Minister, Thembalani T. Nxesi. In his keynote address the Minister cautioned industry stakeholders against fraud and corruption in the construction industry which he said undermined all efforts towards industry development and transformation. The National Stakeholder Forum is required by legislation to meet with the Minister at least once a year to discuss matters that affect the development of the construction industry. The Forum comprises and was attended by organized labour, organized business, construction industry related bodies, clients and associations.
Amendment to cidb Regulations Announced by Minister
The Minister of Public Works has published amendments to the Construction Industry Development Regulations of 2004, in Government Gazette no. 36629 of 2nd July 2013. The amended regulations come into effect on 01 August 2013. The amendments are designed to improve the Register of Contractors as a risk management tool taking into account the state of development of the emerging sector and to better align registration requirements with the business and operating environment in the construction industry. They represent a significant improvement to the Register of Contractors and provide for the systematic revision of tender value limits and qualifying registration criteria. The Register of Contractors is implemented in terms of the CIDB Act and serves as an integral component of the public sector procurement regime.
cidb Convenes the Eastern Cape Construction Procurement Conference
The cidb’s Eastern Cape Provincial Office will host the ‘Construction Procurement Conference’ from 11 to 12 July 2013. The objective of the conference is to improve capacity among Procurement Officers and to promote professional standards in construction procurement. The conference will be attended by the Professional Body of Supply Chain Officers, Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply (CIPS), cidb’s Procurement and Delivery Management officers, Provincial Treasury and the National Planning Commission (NPC). For more details contact Loyiso Mdlikiva.
cidb Comment on Competition Commission Announcement
The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has welcomed the announcement by the Competition Commission that a settlement has been reached following admission of guilt by 15 of the companies accused of collusion in the construction industry. This paves the way for the cidb to initiate its own process of investigation and inquiry into the firms’ conduct, in terms of Section 28 of the Construction Industry Development (CID) Regulations of 2004, as amended, and the cidb Code of Conduct. For more information, please click here.
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