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.
Urgent Notice to cidb Registered Contractors
Please note that the cidb has not issued annual registration renewal notices, but this courtesy service will be restored in the near future. Contractors whose annual updates are overdue are requested to urgently submit their renewals at their nearest cidb Provincial Offices to avoid suspension.
Board Announces the Resignation of Ursula Ntsubane as CEO of the cidb
Ms Ursula Ntsubane has resigned her position as Chief Executive Officer of the cidb, with immediate effect. The announcement was made by the cidb Board Chairperson, Mr Bafana Ndendwa. The cidb’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms Hlengiwe Khumalo has been appointed Acting CEO until further notice. The Chairperson has thanked the outgoing CEO for her contribution, on behalf of the Board and cidb executive.
cidb Systems Shutdown 16 May until 20 May 2013
The cidb wishes to advise clients that our systems, including the Register of Contractors, the Register of Projects as well as telephony, will not be accessible from 17h00 on Thursday: 16 May until 08h00 on Monday: 20 May 2013. Our Contractor Contact Centres will be closed for the same period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this shutdown.
Green Building Rating tool for Public and Education Buildings now available:
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has launched the Green Star SA - PEB (version 1) Rating Tool for public and education buildings. The Rating Tool was funded by the cidb, and is aligned to the cidb Best Practice that was published in the government Gazette of 1 April 2011. The cidb Best Practice identified The Green Star SA rating tool “Office Version 1” of the GBCSA as a best practice to be followed in the design of office buildings. Further information can be obtained here.
Only 50% of SA tenders are Evaluated on Quality, According to cidb CIIs Report
With R827 billion earmarked for infrastructure development over the next three years, only around 50% of South Africa’s construction tenders are evaluated on quality, price and preference according to the Construction Industry Indicators (CIIs) Report issued by the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) recently. The cidb CIIs measure the performance of the construction industry focusing on the clients, client’s consultants and contractors. The cidb advocates that quality should be taken into consideration when evaluating construction related tenders above R1 million, where the nature of work requires quality, reliability, viability, durability and consideration of the bidders’ technical capacity and ability to execute a contract. Click here for the media statement.
cidb 2013 Provincial Stakeholder Liaison Meetings Scheduled
The cidb annual drive to engage provincial stakeholders in open dialogue on construction challenges has begun. The 2013 Provincial Stakeholder Liaison meetings include the cidb Board and senior executives, key public sector clients, municipalities, contractors and professional associations, financiers, contractor development agencies and other construction stakeholders. The meetings, which are held in all nine provinces aim to encourage dialogue around industry challenges and the cidb mandate and its programmes. Inputs gathered will also feed into the cidb National Stakeholder Forum’s agenda.
Congratulations and Welcome to the New Public Works Director General!
The Board, executive and staff of the cidb welcome Mr Mziwonke Dlabantu to the position of Director General in the Department of Public Works. Mr Dlabantu assumed his new position on 15 January 2013 after the December confirmation of his position by Cabinet. The cidb looks forward to working with him in our strive to transform and improve the construction industry‘s contribution to South Africa’s economy and society.
National Contractor Development Programme (NCDP) Launched by Minister
The National Contractor Development Programme (NCDP) was launched by Minister Thembelani Thulas Nxesi on 06 December 2012 in Durban. The NCDP sets the national framework for sustainable development of contractors, particularly targeting the emerging black, women and youth owned companies. The programme also strives for increased transformation in targeted categories and grades, as well as to improve the cidb grading status of the targeted contractors.
Construction Industry Transformation Summit Outcomes
The construction industry held a Summit to review the slow pace of transformation in the construction sector on 23 November 2012 in Johannesburg. The Summit was attended by a wide range of public sector and private sector stakeholders, and a summary of the outcomes and recommendations of the Summit is attached here.
Construction Industry Transformation Summit Held
The construction industry held a Summit to review the slow pace of transformation in the construction sector on 23 November 2012 in Johannesburg. The Summit, which was convened by Public Works Minister Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, reviewed the impact of current policies and practices on transformation, as well as obstacles to implementation. For more information click here.
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