In order to qualify for the ultimate grade, a company needs to have demonstrated and completed at least one single large construction project of R90 Million and above within the past five years. Construction projects completed more than 5 years do not count. Therefore, if you are going to apply for a grade 9, all your project paper work should at least fall within a period of the past 5 years. I shall be discussing the CIDB grade 9 application requirements in more details in the paragraphs that are going to 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 R30 Million and the third R60 million.
You cannot claim a total works capability of R110 million and therefore claim a CIDB grade 9. The CIDB will only consider the single largest project of R60 million which already disqualifies you from applying for a grade 9 project despite having performed a total works capability that would have otherwise qualified you. As mentioned above, the works capability for a grade 9 is only considered met, If one of your single largest construction contract was above R90 million.