Grading Designation Calculator
Use this tool to determine your potential tender range when applying for your grading registration at the cidb.
Tender Range value based on the data provided:
Indicate your best annual turnover for the last two financial years.
Best Annual Turnover in words
Largest contract value over the last two years.
Largest Contract Value in words
Largest contract value over the last two years for the applicable class of works.
(Net asset value + Surety/Sponsorship).
Available Capital in words
Indicate the number of qualified professionals that are employed for the relevant discipline.
Applicable only for applications for Class of Works 'EB'.
Your contractor grading designation is determined by your financial capability and your works capability.
Your financial capability relates to your financial history (turnover), the value of your completed contracts and the amount
of working capital you can muster to sustain a contract, i.e. available capital. Available capital is determined from the liquid
cash resources available to you, including bank balances, loans that may be leveraged and any financial sponsorships.
Your works capability is determined by the largest contract you have undertaken in your class of construction works, the number
of professionals you employ, and your fulfillment of relevant statutory requirements.
Your contractor grading designation will be used by government (national, provincial, municipal and state owned enterprises) to
decide if your tender will be considered for a particular construction works contract. For example: if you are registered as a 5CE,
you will be considered for public sector civil engineering works contracts of a value not exceeding R6.5 million. You may register
for different classes of works. For example, you may have be registered as a 5CE and as an 8ME. This means that you wil also be
considered for public sector mechanical engineering works contracts of a value not exceeding R130 million.
The main member of a Joint Venture must already have an active grading in the relevant category of works.