Note: the minimum number of qualified professionals employed permanently full time or the equivelant number of professionals employed on a part time basis in relation to a works capability designation are as indicated below in Table F(i) for Method A and Method B.

Note: there are no requirements for qualified professionals to be employed at Grade 4 and below.

Table F(i): Minimum Number of Qualified Professionals Required (based on Method A).
Works Capability * Minimum number of Full-Time Equivalent Qualified Professionals Required for Registration in a Class of Construction Works.
Designation Maximum Value of Contract that a contractor is considered capable of performing General Building


Civil Engineering


Electrical Engineering

(EB & EP)

Mechanical Engineering


Specialist Works


6 R 13,000,000.00 No requirement No requirement 1 1 1
7 R 40,000,000.00 1 1 2 2 2
8 R 130,000,000.00 2 2 3 3 3
9 R 99,999,999,999.00 3 3 4 4 4

Information required to determine Works Capability - Qualified Professionals

The criteria that will be used for the assessment of the works capability designation of the enterprise are:

Criterion D:
  • The "full-time equivalent" means that, for example. two part time engineers, each working 20 hours a week, would equal one full-time engineer.
  • A qualified person is recognised by virtue of his or her training and experience as having the necessary qualifications to undertake construction works in a specific class. All qualified persons (e.g. architects, quantity surveyors, etc.) employed by a contractor are required to be registered or to be in the process of registering, with the relevant councils, for instance:
    • For the classes of construction works (Civil Engineering,Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) the qualified persons will be registered in accordance with:
      • the Engineering Profession Act 46 of 2000 or
      • the Project and Construction Management Professions Act 48 of 2000;
    • For the classes of construction works "General Building" and "Specialist Works" the qualified person must be registered in accordance with one or more of the following:
      • the Project and Construction Management Professions Act 48 of 2000 (Council: SACPCMP)
      • the Engineering Profession Act 46 of 2000 (Council: ECSA)
      • the Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000 (Council: SACAP)
      • the Quantity Surveying Profession Act 49 of 2000 (Council: SACQSP)
      • the Landscape Architectural Profession Act 45 of 2000 (Council: SACLAP)
  • For the class of construction works of Electrical Engineering, the applicant must submit a certified electrical contractor's certificate issued in the name of the enterprise, by the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa, when applying for the EB class of works.