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.
CBE delivers its mandate through the following operational programmes. These are:
- Skills for Infrastructure Delivery, which drives skills development and transformation in the built environment. The focus areas of this Programme are on the Workplace Training and the Maths and Science support projects. Additionally, this Programme translates the knowledge generated from its pilot projects into frameworks/action plans.
- Built Environment Research, Information and Advisory through which CBE provides informed and researched advice to Government on priority matters in the built environment.
- Regulation and Oversight of six Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP) to ensure that CBE acts as an appeal body on matters of law regulating built environment professionals, and to promote sound governance in the Councils for the professionals.
- Government Policies and Priorities to ensure that built environment courses of study at institutions and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes are dynamic and include elements of a transforming society.
- Transformation – an overarching priority that permeates all of CBE’s operational programmes to redress inequities of South Africa’s past such as the racial and gender balance.
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.
Manual on the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2 of 2000), for the Council for the Built Environment.
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News & Events
Identification of Work (IDoW) Update
Date: 30 DECEMBER 2019 The approach being followed with the IDoW process moving forward. The CBE is following its statutory mandate to, after consultation with the CC and in consultation with the councils for the professions, identify the scope of work for each category of…
Identification of Work (IDoW) – SACP/VP
Date: 25 November 2019 The scope of work for categories of registration of the property valuers profession The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP), identify the…
Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Pretoria and the Council for the Built Environment
Author: Emly Nofemela| Posted on November 12, 2019 On 30 October 2019, the School for the Built Environment in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria (UP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for…
CBE Indaba Identifies Persistent Built Environment Transformation Barriers
9th October 2019 by Marleny Arnoldi Creamer Media Online Writer Council for Built Environment (CBE) acting chairperson Maphefo Mogodi says the built environment industry is plagued by barriers to transformation and that government and industry have not done enough to change the situation. “The inability…
Council for Built Environment Facing Competition Compliance Challenges
CompCom concerned its rules are exclusionary and won’t promote transformation. The commission previously rejected an exemption application from the CBE in a case relating to exclusionary methods. Image: Moneyweb by Roy Cokayne | 15 October 2019 10:30 The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), the…
Micro-Enterprises To Get A Boost From Changes To Procurement Rules
Current regulation impeding the implementation of projects – Department of Public Works. Roy Cokayne / MoneyWeb / 11 October 2019 00:06 Government is looking to change procurement regulations to make it easier for micro-businesses to implement projects. The Department of Public Works has recommended amendments…
Indaba 2019 Video
7 - 8 FEBRUARY 2019
CSIR ICC | PRETORIA
IGNITING THE POSSIBILITIES...
It is expected that the Honourable Minister of Public Works will deliver the keynote address with the CBE Council Chairperson leading the event. Delegates will be addressed by thought leaders in the field of Transformation from industry, academia and government.
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