NHBRC, CIDB & CSD Registration

We share the fastest way to register at the NHBRC in South Africa and we also answer other frequently asked questions on the NHBRC.
It is compulsory for anyone who works within the home building industry to register at the NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council). Most funding, loans, tenders and contracts will require an NHBRC Registration Number.

What are the NHBRC enrolment requirements for construction Pty companies?

You will need the following documents to register your business at the NHBRC. If you still need any of these documents, our NHBRC experts can help you get any of these documents in record-breaking time-frames. Just give us a call.

Certified copies of:
– A Shareholding certificates
– Incorporation
– The IDs / Passports of every member, director, trustee, partner or sole proprietor
-A Company Registration Certificate
-An NHBRC application form
-A letter from your bank stating your business’s bank details (in the last 3 months)
-Your paid applications fee
-Proof of residence (in the last 3 months
-Appointment letter of your Technical Manager (if he/she is not the business owners or is not part of the Managing members

What is CIDB?

About the cidb grading system
The Register of Contractors has 9 grading levels. Nine is the highest. There are no qualifying criteria for grade 1; however, contractors need to meet financial and track record criteria for grades 2 to 9.

A grade is represented by one digit and two letters. These reflect the maximum level at which the contractor is permitted to execute projects and the class of works they are certified capable of executing projects in. An example is Grade 4GB. A contractor may also be classified as emerging on request, in which case their grade will be represented by one digit and four letters, e.g 4GB PE.

Period of validity of registration
A cidb grade is valid for three years, which expires on the anniversary of registration. After three years the contractor must apply to the cidb for renewal. After six years the contractor must prove that they still meet the qualifying criteria to remain in the grade by submitting new supporting documentation. The cidb has however, temporarily relaxed the requirements for 3-year renewal to help contractors maintain their grades in the current economic crisis.

Tender value ranges
A grading level determines the maximum tender value limit for the contractor. Clients may not award the contractor a contract of value beyond this limit, unless the award is made in terms of the PE status and the applicable conditions are observed.

CSD

Why MUST You Register on the Government’s Central Supplier Database (CSD)?
Tenders, tender, tenders! All Government Institutions require that Tender Applicants are registered on the CSD. When registering on CSD, the Government verifies your Email, Cell Phone and Banking Details. They also verify your CIPC Company Registration Number and Tax Clearance. You can then start building up ‘CSD Points’ to get ranked higher for tenders – this will happen as you update your CSD Profile every 3 months – we can also assist with all of these additional services.

What is the Central Supplier Database?

The Central Supplier Database (CSD) is a single database that will serve as the source of all supplier information for organs of state. The supplier information will be verified with institutions such as the South African Revenue Service, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Department of Home Affairs etc.

What is the purpose of CSD?

The CSD’s purpose is to avoid the multiple registrations by prospective suppliers with each individual Organ of State they intend doing business with.

Do you need to be registered on the CSD to apply for Tenders?

All Government Institutions require that Tender Applicants are registered on the CSD. When registering on CSD, the Government verifies your Email, Cell Phone and Banking Details. They also verify your CIPC Company Registration Number and Tax Clearance.