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Building and construction activity at financial crisis levels

The 2019Q3 cidb SME Confidence Survey once again confirms that the South African building and construction industry continues to struggle amid tough economic conditions. "Sentiment remained in the doldrums as both general building (GB) and civil engineering (CE) contractors continued to experience a severe shortage of work". Read more….

Guidelines on the newly adjusted cidb Tender Value Ranges

New Tender Value Ranges come into effect on 07 October 2019 following their publication in Government Gazette 42561, Notice 357 of 5 July 2019. The cidb has issued notes to clients and contractors providing guidelines for implementation of the new tender value ranges. The tender value adjustments seek to bring government construction tender value ranges to par with inflation.

cidb updates its Standard for Uniformity

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the cidb has published an update to the Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement, in Government Gazette No. 42622 of 8 August 2019. Together, the updated Standard and the new Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management address gaps and overlaps in procurement roles between the cidb and National Treasury.  Click here for the Gazette notice.  


cidb establishes Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme

The cidb has Gazetted the Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme in Government Gazette No. 42622 of 08 August 2019. The cidb Project Assessment Scheme aims to implement uniform approaches using public-sector purchasing power to promote socio-economic and developmental objectives, as well as to reduce construction project risks. Click here for the Gazette notice. 

cidb Online Registration goes live!

The cidb has launched online registration for Grade 1 applications and annual renewals for Grades 2 to 9. For now you can ONLY pay for your online registration using the Electronic Payment Transfer (EFT). We are still busy with credit card and debit card payment method which will be implemented in due course.

Look out for more information on how to take advantage of our convenient on-line services.


                               Construction Monitor Quarter 2 – July 2019

The cidb Construction Monitor – Contractor Development (Quarter 2) covers the state of contractor development in the contracting sector. Details of contractor upgrades is obtained from the cidb Register of Contractors, which contains records of the gradings of contractors over the life of the Register. The analysis of contractor upgrades is presented for all contractors in the Register of Contractors, as well as for contractors within the public sector's Contractor Development Programmes (CDPs). Read more ….

Compliance Monitor – Register of Projects – July 2019                           

The cidb Register of Projects Compliance Monitor provides indicators of the level of compliance and noncompliance with the Register     of Projects by client bodies. These indicators can be used by clients to verify their non-compliance with the cidb regulations, and for the cidb to support enforcement actions and sanctions. Read more …

The  cidb SME Business Condition Survey 2019 Q2

The 2019 Q2 SME Business Conditions shows that the South African building and construction industry continues to struggle amid tough economic conditions. 

Get your copy of Concrete, cidb Newsletter: Issue 16…out now!

Our 16th edition of Concrete, the cidb newsletter, is out featuring  cidb Board Member, Thuthuka Songelwa;  what's in store for industry with the cidb's Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme;  underspending by municipalities and much more… Read all about it.