Friday, November 14, 2008

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

All contractors must register with the CIDB in terms of the CIDB Act in order to perform construction projects for the public sector. A grading system which takes into account both financial and works capability is used for purposes of determining the size of contract a contractor may undertake.

We are aware that there have been frustrations in getting registered with the CIDB. Recently a meeting was held with a senior official from the Durban branch of the CIDB and it is acknowledged that there have been problems in the past. We have been assured however that the process time for registrations has been greatly improved. Applications are now screened locally prior to submission to the CIDB head office in Pretoria and the process now takes about 21 days from date of receipt thereof.

Complaints have also been received that some contractors seem to have achieved gradings well above their capability. Should any member have any such concern they are urged to send the relevant information to us and we will take the matter up on their behalf. All such information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

The CIDB’s website is which is both helpful and informative.

Bruce Lyle
Membership Services Manager


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