A grade 1 certificate allows construction companies to bid for government tenders between the values of R1 to R130, 000 in the following classes of construction works.
CIDB GRADE 1
- General Building
- Electrical engineering works –buildings
- Electrical engineering works – Infrastructure
- Civil engineering
- Asphalt works
- Building Excavations, Shaft Sinking, Lateral Earth Support
- Corrosion protections (Cathodic, anodic and electrolytic)
- Demolition and Blasting
- Fire protection and protection systems
- Mechanical engineering
- Glazing, Curtain Walls & Shop Front
- Landscaping, Irrigation and Horticulture Works
- SI Lifts, escalators & travellators (Installation & Maintain)
- Pilling and specialized foundations for building structures
- Road Markings & Signage
- Structural steelwork fabrication and erection
- Timber buildings and structures
- Waterproofing of basements, roofs & specialized walls
- Water supply & drainage for building
- Steel security or precast concrete
In order to bid for any of the classes above, you must be registered for that specific class of construction works. For example, you cannot bid for an electrical works construction project with a mechanical engineering’s CIDB grading.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
To register for each class of works, the CIBD charges R450.00
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE
It takes about 48 hours for the grade 1 certificate to appear on the CIDB’s website whereas it takes more than 21 working days for all the other grades. I.e. Grades 2 to 9.
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A CIDB GRADE 1
In order to apply for a CIDB grade 1, a company needs to submit the following documents in person at any of the CIBD offices.
- The application form for grade 1, please do not use the one for grades 2 to 9.
- Certified ID Copies of all company directors or members.
- Share certificate if the company was incorporated as a (PTY) ltd or an (Inc).
- Tax clearance PIN number; remember printed tax clearance certificates have been phased out.
- Your Central Suppliers Database must be in order and compliant in terms of tax and annual returns
- The enterprise status must indicate “In business” otherwise companies in the deregistration process or those that have been deregistered already shall not qualify for the entry level grading.
VALIDITY FOR THE CIDB GRADE 1 CERTIFICATE
The CIDB certificate is valid for a period of 3 years however, the company should be compliant all the time in terms of tax as well as at the company’s and intellectual property commission.
SUMMARY –CIDB GRADE 1 REGISTRATION
As I said before, registration for grade 1 is the simplest registration among all CIDB grading levels. The requirements are simple as the company simply needs to be compliant with tax, CIPC as well as the correct certification of the application documents such as the ID’s. Applicants have the option of selecting one or more classes of construction works mentioned above.
A CIDB grade 1 opens up new opportunities for companies to bid for construction projects up to the value of R130,000.