In order to qualify for the cidb grade 7, companies need to have completed at least one single large construction project between the values of R 9 to R 30 Million within the past five years. Construction projects completed more than 5 years are not accepted as at the date of application. Therefore, if you are going to apply for a grade 7, all your project paper work should at least fall within a period of 5 years. I shall be discussing the CIDB grade 7 application requirements in more details in the paragraphs that follow.
Works capability refers to the single largest historical construction project ever carried out by the company within the past 5 years. Let me illustrate this by using an example. Let’s say you had 3 projects in the past 5 years. The first project was R 2 Million, the second R 8 Million and the third R 25 million.
You cannot claim a total works capability of R 35 million. The CIDB will only consider the single largest project of R25 million and therefore, qualify you only for a grade 7 despite having performed a total works capability that qualifies your company for a grade 8. As mentioned above, the works capability for a grade 7 is calibrated between construction contracts between the values of R 9 to R 30 million