The Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000 (Act 38 of 2000) provides for the establishment of a Board to implement an integrated strategy for the reconstruction, growth and development of the construction industry. The Act creates a register of contractors linked to a best practice contractor recognition scheme and a register of projects linked to a best practice assessment scheme. Both these registers are central to the implementation of the integrated strategy.
The cibd has already established a register of contractors and a register of projects in terms of this Act.
Section 5(2)(g) of the Act authorises the Board to establish and maintain a register of professional service providers in the construction industry. The Act requires that the public sector apply such a register in the procurement of professional services in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Minister of Public Works in line with government procurement policy.