Construction Industry Development Board | Western Cape Government

Construction Industry Development Board


The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is a national body established by an Act of Parliament (Act 38 of 2000) to oversee the sustainability and growth of construction enterprises across the country. The CIDB sets national standards for construction delivery and contracts by means of a Code of Conduct and by standardising construction procurement based on best practice. The CIDB has established and maintains a national Register of Contractors and a Register of Projects.


Register of Contractors
By law, all contractors tendering for work by government establishments need to be registered on the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) database. Joint ventures established on a contract specific basis do not have to register, provided that each partner of the joint venture is separately registered. Contractors need to complete an application.


Register of Projects
The Register of Projects gathers information on the nature, value and distribution of projects. Any construction works contract which exceeds R200 000 (incl VAT) in the public sector and R 3 000 000 (incl VAT) in the private sector needs to register. Employers are responsible for registering construction works contracts above the prescribed value at least monthly (public employers) and quarterly (private sector employers).


Employers must first register with the CIDB by completing form CRS P1: Application for an Employer Number and Authorisation of Internet Users and forwarding it to the CIDB. Thereafter, employers may use the i-Tender Register of Projects to register contracts. i-Tender enables clients to advertise tenders on the CIDB website. This automatically alerts contractors who are registered with CIDB by email and sms. i-Tender registration is optional for private sector clients.


For more information on registering on the CIDB contractor database contact the numbers below.

The CIDB website has registers brochures to help contractors understand and complete the registration process.

Head Office: 086 100 2432 or 012 482 7200; Western Cape: 0860 100 2432
087 238 5555
Street Address:

Head Office:
Block N&R, SABS Campus, Dr Lategan Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0001

Western Cape Office:
4 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8000

Postal Address:

Head Office:
PO Box 2107, Brooklyn Square, 0075

Western Cape Office:
Private Bag X9191, Cape Town 8001

Contact Person:
Western Cape: Dieter Dolinschek
Overseeing Government Body: (The Government of South Africa)
The content on this page was last updated on 15 August 2019