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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CIC regulates, promotes and develops the construction industry of Eswatini. This is done by providing strategic leadership to construction industry stakeholders to stimulate sustainable growth, reform and improvement of the construction sector. CIC also promotes best practices through the development and implementation of appropriate programmes and measures aimed at best practices and improved performance of public and private sector clients, contractors and other participants in the construction delivery process.

You get free training which would have normally cost a fortune and Contractors are added to the CIC Database which several companies use when in need of construction services. Worth noting is anyone who works under construction in the kingdom is mandated by law to register.

An industry-wide skill gap survey was done in 2018 to ascertain skills gaps within the industry, and from that report recommended training for the industry were earmarked by the CIC. The Council also launched the Contractor Development Strategy which also has industry training needs which are being implemented by the Council.

Registration with the CIC makes a contractor legible to legally participate in tendering and consequently be awarded a contract to undertake construction works in the country. Registered contractors are eligible to register for upcoming accredited training in industry-related skills such as advanced contracts management training, construction finance management, occupational health and safety training, etc.

A person or company who awards a contract to a registered contractor or an unregistered foreign contractor will be liable on conviction to a penalty of up to E100,000.00 or up to ten years of imprisonment.

CIC provides regulatory oversight and framework to the construction industry which enables all registered contractors to have fair access, particularly to public and private commercial tenders (promotion of fair distribution of tenders to contractors). The Council further prohibits the award of contracts to foreign contractors unless the skill being wanted by the project owner is not available in the country, and the project owner is compelled to seek approval from the Council to engage the earmarked foreign contractor in partnership with a local contractor for skill transfer.

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