The Construction Contact Centre (CCC) is a platform for
contractor development and stakeholder partnerships in order
to create access to services and also render support to contractors
in the province. We hope that you will use it fruitfully
to benefit both yourselves and government to creating a world-class
construction industry in our North West.
The existence of the CCC in the province also allows the
implementation of the Provincial Contractor Development Programmes
and the National Contractor Development Programme (NCDP),
an initiative which is endorsed by public sector clients
and stakeholders to develop contracting capacity as well
as to support contractor growth and empowerment.
As construction hubs the CCCs also facilitate business-to-business
linkages and offer marketing and partnership opportunities
to construction companies. These include partnerships on
training, contractor development programs and other industry
By receiving and processing applications for contractor
registration and upgrades the CCCs are facilitating better
contractor and stakeholder access to cidb services in the
provinces. They also facilitate improved communication between
the cidb, contractors and clients. For the first time contractors
are able to track the status and progress of their applications
locally. Inevitably this will speed up the processing of
applications and contribute to an easier and much more user
friendly registration process.
will also facilitate implementation of the National Contractor
Development Programme (NCDP) aimed at growing
the industry’s contracting and contractor capacity
for improved infrastructure delivery. Championed by the cidb
and the Department of Public Works, NCDP aims to streamline
contractor development initiatives by various stakeholders
to promote contractor sustainability for growth, empowerment,
skills development and best practice.
It is also intended to promote better access to finance for contractors.
Among development programmes that the CCCs will facilitate
is training of contractors on critical skills such as understanding
and managing various construction contracts which are recommended
by the cidb. The centres will also provide information about
contractor development programmes and opportunities offered
by various stakeholders.
So as I stand here on this chilly morning, I wish to welcome
each and everyone of you to make use of our facilities as
intended including asking for advice and guidance on how
to get a grading and improve on the ones you may presently
Finally, I wish to thank the cidb for being a partner with
us throughout this lengthy process. We look forward to working
with you going forward. Our door is always open for ongoing