What is CIDB?

The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is a national body established by an Act of Parliament (Act 38 of 2000) to oversee the sustainability and growth of construction enterprises across the country.The CIDB sets national standards for construction delivery and contracts by means of a Code of Conduct and by standardising construction procurement based on best practice.The CIDB has established and maintains a national Register of Contractors and a Register of Projects.

Register of Contractors
By law, all contractors tendering for work by government establishments need to be registered on the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) database. Joint ventures established on a contract specific basis do not have to register, provided that each partner of the joint venture is separately registered. Contractors need to complete application form CRS F006: Application for Contractor Registration (257kb)For more information on registering on the CIDB contractor database contact:Western Cape Contact Information:
Western Cape Construction Contact Centre
140 Long Street, Cape Town, 8000
Private Bag X9191, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 0861 927 222
Fax: 086 674 0293
Email: Keitumetset@cidb.org.za

National Contact Information:
Block N&R, SABS Campus, Cnr Leyds and George Storrar Drive, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0001
Private Bag X14, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria, 0075
Tel: 012 481 9085
Fax: 012 484 7272
Contact person: Kotli Molise
Email: kotlim@cidb.org.za

Register of Projects
The Register of Projects gathers information on the nature, value and distribution of projects. Any construction works contract which exceeds R200 000 (incl VAT) in the public sector and R 3 000 000 (incl VAT) in the private sector needs to register.Employers are responsible for registering construction works contracts above the prescribed value at least monthly (public employers) and quarterly (private sector employers).Employers must first register with the CIDB by completing form CRS P1: Application for an Employer Number and Authorisation of Internet Users (160kb) and forwarding it to the CIDB. Thereafter, employers may use the i-Tender Register of Projects to register contracts.i-Tender enables clients to advertise tenders on the CIDB website. This automatically alerts contractors who are registered with CIDB by email and sms. i-Tender registration is optional for private sector clients.The CIDB website has registers brochures and additional publications to help contractors understand and complete the registration process.For more information on the CIDB contact:Help Line: 0861 927 2222
Email (Western Cape): Keitumetset@cidb.org.za 
Website: www.cidb.org.za