Contractors

Section (19) of the Construction Industry Development Board Act stipulates that “No person shall offer his services as a Consultant or Contractor unless he is registered under the Construction Industry Development Board Act”.

According to Section (2) of the Construction Industry Development Board Act, a Contractor means a person who, or a firm that, carries out construction works in the construction industry and includes a Foreign Contractor.

However, any person undertaking construction works of less than Rs 500,000 (VAT exclusive) is not required to be registered under the provisions of the Construction Industry Development Board Act.

There are three Classes of Works under which a Contractor can be registered, namely; ‘Building Construction Works’, ‘Civil Engineering Construction Works’, ‘Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Works’.

Contractors is also classified into 8 Grades A to H. Each Grade allows a Contractor to undertake construction works up to a contract value. A Contractor is not allowed to undertake construction works above his Grade Limit.

A Contractor may also be registered in different Areas of Specialisation under the different Classes of Works as indicated in the Third Schedule of the Construction Industry Development Board Act. In such cases an Applicant has to demonstrate it has the capability to undertake such type of works.

Application Forms for Registration as a Contractor can be downloaded here:

RG6 – Application for Registration as a Local Contractor

RG7 – Application for Provisional Registration as a Foreign Contractor

RG8 – Application for Temporary Registration as a Foreign Contractor

RG9 – Application for Provisional Registration as a Joint Venture Contractor

RG10 – Application for Temporary Registration as a Joint Venture Contractor

RG11 – Application for Registration as a Grade G Contractor

RG12 – Application for Registration as a Grade H Contractor

RG14 – Application for Renewal of Registration as a Contractor

 

Notes to Applicants

RG6 – Notes to Applicant

RG7 – Notes to Applicant

RG8 – Notes to Applicant

RG9 – Notes to Applicant

RG10 – Notes to Applicant

RG11 – Notes to Applicant

RG12 – Notes to Applicant