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 8th Postgraduate Conference
The cidb will jointly host the 8th Postgraduate Conference with the School of Construction Economics and Management, University of the Witwatersrand from 10 – 11 February 2014. The theme of the conference is: “Advancing construction industry development through innovative research and new thinking”. In a new age of sustainable and digital technologies, the conference seeks to encourage new ideas for delivering value for money and a critical examination of conventional business and delivery models in construction: please click here for registration and further details.
Scam Alert to all Suppliers Registered on cidb Database of Registered Suppliers
It has come to the attention of the cidb that a scam is in operation that fraudulently uses the cidb corporate identity to send out request for quotes (RFQs) followed by purchase orders (POs) for delivery of goods at a specified location other than the cidb premises. Suppliers are advised to be cautious of such practices and to always verify the legitimacy of a RFQ and PO with cidb’s centralised supply chain management unit at 012 482 7368 / 7283 / 7224 before arranging for any delivery. It is incumbent upon each supplier to verify the authenticity of their transactions and the cidb shall not be held accountable for any losses suffered by suppliers through fraudulent activities.
The cidb management and team extends the very best wishes for a happy holiday season. We sincerely thank you and your organisation for your goodwill and support throughout 2013. May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout 2014. Please note that the cidb will be closed for the holiday season between 24 December 2013 and 06 January 2014.
cidb Offices to Remain Open on 13 December, 2013
The cidb Provincial Offices as well as Head Office will no longer close business on 13 December 2013 as previously communicated. The offices will operate normal hours from 08:00 t0 15:30 for the Provincial Offices and 08:00 to 16:00 for Head Office.
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.