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The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), located in Pretoria is a statutory body established under the Council for the Built Environment Act (No. 43 of 2000).
It is an overarching body that coordinates six Councils for the Built Environment Professions - Architecture, Landscape Architects, Engineering, Property Valuation, Project and Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying.
The CBE delivers its mandates through the following programmes:
The purpose of this Programme is to ensure that the CBE is in the best shape to achieve goals set out in the Strategic Plan. In its efforts to become an Optimum Functioning Council, the CBE will focus on the following initiatives:
- Business Value Re-engineering to make the CBE fit-for-purpose
- Marketing and Awareness campaigns to make the public aware of the CBE and its services
- Develop a Revenue Enhancement Strategy towards long-term financial sustainability
- Align IT systems to the CBE strategy, Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The functions of the Programme are housed in the Divisions:
- The Office of the CEO – Stakeholder Relations, Communications, Transformation, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Corporate Services – Finance, Human Capital and Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management, Internal Audit, Risk Management
The CBE will develop a Built Environment Transformation Strategy. The anticipated outcomes of the CBE’s intervention will be purposeful acceleration of professional skills alongside social, economic and operational transformation across the Built Environment.
Current initiatives to mobilise transformation in the Built Environment include collaborative committees to take custodianship of specific topical issues relating to transformation. The following four Transformation Collaborative Committees (TransComs) have been established with support from DPWI:
- Procurement Policy and Legislation
- Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
- Occupation Specific Dispensation
- Skills Development
The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate an enabling Built Environment Skills Pipeline from school to professional level with all relevant stakeholders on board, which produces professionals for the industry, in line with demand forecast.
The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate research outputs, provide advice and facilitate knowledge management on Built Environment matters, including the professions.
This Programme will focus on establishing a repository of research outputs, publications and policy advisory on issues impacting the Built Environment.
The purpose of this Programme is to provide an enterprise-wide legal service to all areas of the CBE business, to promote sound governance in the Built Environment professions and protect the public in its dealings with registered persons and the CBEP.
This Programme will enable the CBE to implement the following of its mandates:
- Promote and protect public interest in the Built Environment through:
- Hear and decide on appeals lodged with the CBE within the statutory deadline
- Monitor and promote compliance by the CBEP with Corporate Governance principles
Skills and Capacity Development
Research and Advisory
Regulations and Public Protection
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VENDORS MUST BE REGISTERED ON THE CENTRAL SUPPLIER DATABASE (CSD) TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH CBE.
All service providers who wish to conduct business with the CBE by rendering goods/services are required to comply with National Treasury’s mandatory requirement of being registered on Government’s Central Supplier Database (CSD).
Suppliers wishing to register can visit the CSD Website.
Please note that the CBE will not award any quotation/bid to a supplier who is not registered as a prospective supplier on the CSD. Hence, it is the service provider’s responsibility to ensure that registration is completed correctly and timeously.
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