Explained: CIDB, CSD & BBBEE

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CIDB & Classes:

from the CIDB website: “The Register of Contractors (RoC) is a macro risk management tool to support clients to better procure for infrastructure.  It applies to all contractors wishing to do work in the public sector. The RoC categorizes and grades contractors according to financial and works capability to carry out construction projects. Grades range from 1 to 9. The Construction Industry Development (CID) Regulations of 2004, as amended, bind public sector clients to only award construction contracts to CIDB registered contractors.”

To register, contractors must select and complete either the Grade 1 or Grade 2 to 9 application form as applicable. The contractor may only carry out work in the class of works they are registered in, and up to the maximum value of work permissible in their registered grading level. Each class of works must, therefore, be individually and separately applied for.


GB General Building
CE Civil Engineering
EB Electrical Engineering Works – Building
EP Electrical Engineering Works – Infrastructure
ME Mechanical Engineering
SB Asphalt works (supply and lay)
SC Building excavations, shaft sinking, lateral earth support
SD Corrosion protection (cathodic, anodic, and electrolytic)
SE Demolition and blasting
SF Fire prevention and protection systems
SG Glazing, curtain walls and shop fronts
SH Landscaping, irrigation and horticulture works
SI Lifts, escalators and travellators (installation, commissioning and maintenance)
SJ Piling and specialised foundations for buildings and structures
SK Road markings and signage
SL Structural steelwork fabrication and erection
SM Timber buildings and structures
SN Waterproofing of basements, roofs and walls using specialist systems
SO Water supply and drainage for buildings (wet services, plumbing)
SQ Steel security fencing or precast concrete



from the CSD website: “The Central Supplier Database maintains a database of organizations, institutions, and individuals who can provide goods and services to government. The CSD will serve as the single source of key supplier information for organs of state from 01 April 2016 providing consolidated, accurate, up-to-date, complete and verified supplier information to procuring organs of state. Prospective suppliers interested in pursuing opportunities within the South African government are encouraged to self-register on the Central Supplier Database. This self-registration application represents an expression of interest from the supplier to conduct business with the South African government. Once submitted, your details will be assessed for inclusion on the Central Supplier Database.”


from the Econoserve website: “BEE, or more accurately B-BBEE refers to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment is a policy of the SA government which encourages companies to help transform the country.”

BBBEE Classification:

1) EMEs (Exempted Micro Enterprise) are the smallest entities, with an annual turnover of R10 million or less.

2) QSE’s (Qualifying Small Enterprises) are those with an annual turnover of between R10 million and R50 million, and

3) GEN’s (Generic Enterprises) are the largest entities, with an annual turnover in excess of R50 million

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