In order to qualify for the Cidb grade 8, companies need to have completed at least one single large construction project between the values of R30 to R90 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 8, all your project paper work should at least fall within a period of 5 years. I shall be discussing the CIDB grade 8 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 R20 Million, the second R40 Million and the third R50 million.
You cannot claim a total works capability of R110 million. The CIDB will only consider the single largest project of R50 million and therefore, qualify you only for a grade 8 despite having performed a total works capability that qualifies your company for the ultimate grade 9. As mentioned above, the works capability for a grade 8 is calibrated between construction contracts between the values of R30 to R90 million.