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Drill deeper into the criteria for each CIDB grade

For each of the widgets below, we have gone deeper into the application and registration requirements that a contractor needs to meet in order to be registered for the CIDB level.

You can read on each of the requirements and see if you meet the application requirements.

CIDB GRADE 1
The CIDB grade 1 is the entry level position for anyone wishing to bid for a government construction tender. The entry requirements are fairly very simple. No historical track record is required for this level.
CIDB GRADE 2
You can qualify for the CIDB grade 2 if you have previously carried out a construction contract of at least between R 130,000 to R 450,000. The other application requirements are fairly easy.
CIDB GRADE 3
To qualify for the CIDB grade 3, a company needs to have carried out and completed a project of at least between R 450,000 to R 900,000. It must also meet either the financial or works capability thresholds.
CIDB GRADE 4
Qualifying for the CIDB grade 4 requires a company to have successfully completed a project between the values of R 900,000 to R 1,5 Million as well as in meeting the financial & works capability scores.
CIDB GRADE 5
To qualify for the CIDB grade 5, a contractor needs to have completed a project between the values of R 1,5 Million to R 3 Million & also meet the minimum thresholds for the financial & works capabilities.
CIDB GRADE 6
Qualifications for the CIDB grade 6, requires a construction company to have done a project between R 3 Million and R 9 Million. In addition to this, the company must also meet the minimum financial capabilities.
CIDB GRADE 7
In order to be qualified for the CIDB Grade 7, a construction company needs to have completed a construction project between the values of R 9 Million to R 30 million. It must also meet at least the minimum financial & works capability scores.
CIDB GRADE 8
The CIDB Grade 8 requires a company to have successfully completed a construction project between R 30 Million & R 90 Million. Requirements for both the minimum thresholds for works & financial capability must be met too.
CIDB GRADE 9
The CIDB grade 9 represents the ultimate grade on the CIDB scale. This grade requires a track record of projects of above R 30 million. Strict emphasis is also placed on its financial capabilities as well as works capability.