In line with the Procurement Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, the Construction Development Board shall be the competent authority of the Government to establish and maintain the List of Registered Contractors and Consultants for Works as specified under clause 22.214.171.124. It shall issue guidelines on registration of contractors and consultants for works from time to time to facilitate efficient functioning and effective implementation of works in the best interest of the Government. To facilitate the above objectives and requirements, the CDB will be guided by the "Guidelines for Registration of Contractors, Consultancy, Construction Professionals, Specialized firms and Trades" etc. All information/documents submitted become the property of CDB. The CDB reserves the right to use and disclose such information in any form of publication for the purposes and interests of the construction industry.
The authority to register and classify registrants is derived from Chapter 2 of Procurement Rules and Regulations 2019 and in particular following sections:
Classification, Categorization and Registration requirements:
|W1||Roads & Bridges||Construction of roads (laterite, prime and seal Flexible or rigid pavement); timber or concrete or steel bridges, culverts, surface drainage, kerbs, footways, pedestrian overhead crossings, airport runways and aprons;|
|Rehabilitation, reinstatement, improvement to embankment, slope stabilization, provision of adequate drainage system, re-gravelling or resealing existing pavement, repair, improvement or reconstruction of road sections or repair or reconstruction of damaged or destroyed bridges.|
|Construction of all types of bridges, aqueducts and flyovers|
|W2||Traditional Bhutanese Painting /Finishing Works||Internal and external finishing and decorations of all structures in traditional Bhutanese paintings.|
|W3||Buildings, Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control, Water Supply & Sewerage||Construction of all kinds of buildings including that of timber, masonry, concrete or steel. Services such as storms and sanitary drainage system.|
|Rehabilitation and restoration of all physical facilities in damaged or destroyed buildings.|
|Construction of drainage systems, terminal buildings, hangers, warehouses Depots, any appurtenant structures.|
|The construction includes all the internal electrification (new and renovation, repair), plumbing, painting and finishing work other than Internal and external finishing and decorations of structures in traditional Bhutanese paintings.|
|W4||Power & Telecommunication Works||Construction, rehabilitation and improvement of civil works in hydropower facilities, such as dams tunnels and power generating plant buildings. Installation of underground cables, overhead transmission and distribution lines, compound lighting, construction of substations including the installation of switchgear, transformers and low voltage distribution board.|
|Construction of Substations & Transmission Lines|
|Laying ducts and construction of junction boxes and of manholes for telephone cable networks.|
Contractor’s classification will determine the size and maximum number of construction works that he or she is eligible to undertake as provided in following table:
Financial Threshold/Eligible bid amount (Nu. in million)
> 20 million
5 – 20 million
≤ 5 million
Work in Hand Limit/Maximum number of contracts at a time
Note: The above values are based on the agencies estimate and not the quoted value w.e.f. 1st March 2021.
The registration certificate shall be issued upon payment of prescribed fees respectively as provided in the following table:
|Categorization||New Registration||Renewal||Late fee|
|Large Class||Nu. 15,000 per category||Nu. 7500 per category||Nu. 100 per day|
|Medium Class||Nu. 10,000 per category||Nu. 5000 per category||Nu. 100 per day|
|Small Class||Nu. 5000 per category||Nu. 2500 per category||Nu. 100 per day to a max. of Nu. 3000/-|
|W2 category||Nu. 1500/-||Nu. 1000/-||Nu. 100 per day to a max. of Nu. 300|
MINIMUM MANDATORY HUMAN RESOURCES REQUIRED:
|Description||LARGE CLASS||MEDIUM CLASS||SMALL CLASS|
|Manager (Class XII and above)||1*||-||1*||1*||1*||-||1*||1*||-||-||-||-|
|Accountant (Class X with certificate in commercial accounting)||1*||-||1*||1*||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Site Supervisor (Class X and above)||2*||-||2*||2||1*||1*||1*||1*||1*||1*||1*||1*|
Note: For Large/Medium class, Proprietor himself can be the Manager/Engineer of his firm. * minimum only. The firm needs to have Safety Committee & appointment of one safety Officer among their permanent employees. The following documents have to be submitted to authenticate information on key personnel's while applying:
MINIMUM MANDATORY EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES:
|Description||LARGE CLASS||MEDIUM CLASS||SMALL CLASS|
|Steel Shuttering set (sft)||-||-||5000||-||-||-||2000||-||-||-||-||-|
Note: Survey equipment’s - For Large class is Total Station, For Medium Class is Leveling machine. (*) - minimum one only.
For the equipments registration, the applicant are required to submit the following documents:
Downgrading, Suspension and Cancellation of registration certificate
Validity of Certificate of Registration:
The validity of Certificate of Registration is valid for a period of 2 (Two) years from the date of approval.
Monitoring of Registrants:
Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety aspects:
Change in CDB Certificate:
The following changes may become necessary as & when the cases arise:
Change in the Ownership:
The change/transfer of ownership of CDB Certificate (only for Bhutanese firms) will be allowed under the following conditions:
Change in the Firm's Name
Change in the Location
Terms & conditions of certification:
The holder of registration certificate issued by CDB is qualified to participate in public procurement procedure.
The issuance of registration certificate will be based largely on the fulfillment of the minimum criteria set against classification and categorization as applicable and upon certification by competent authority for construction professionals.
Registration certificate holder is responsible for complying with the CDB Manual, relevant Guidelines and other legal instruments issued from time to time by CDB and any other relevant laws during the validity period.
Without compromising the individual rights and the prevailing laws, CDB reserves the right to use and disclose such information in any form of publication in the interest of general public.
CDB will not be accountable for any or fabricated submission that could have led to the fulfillment of the criteria and subsequent issue of registration certificate.
Applicant shall be liable for penalty for forgery of documents as mentioned in the Penal Code of Bhutan and any other relevant laws.
Registration certificate once issued would not relieve the certificate holder of any relaxation on the minimum requirements for registration.
In pursuant to the provisions of Companies Act of Bhutan and other applicable laws, the certificate issued is non-transferable even if the promoters separate and establish similar companies.
Registration certificate cannot be leased or subleased to any individual or another firm.
Registration certificate is valid during the period for which it was issued provided it has not been cancelled, de-registered, suspended or revoked by CDB or any other competent authority.
Firms failing to renew registration certificate after 13 months from the expiry date will be de-registered. 13 months hereby includes one month of grace period provided to the registrants.
De-registered applicant remains in force for two years from the date of deregistration except for those applicants who could not renew despite reasonable efforts.
Failing to renew registration certificate within the expiry date will lead to penalty of Nu.100 per day and renewal of the registration certificate shall be applied after thirty days of its expiry.
Failing to pay the fees for approved application within 30 days shall lead to cancellation of the application.
All registered construction firm or other registrants as may be applicable shall produce certificate of the mandatory course in order to apply for renewal of the registration certificate.
Any registrants as may be applicable may apply online using Application Form for upgrading of his category and or for additional classification, categories and sub-categories:
at any time during the validity of certificate; or
at the time of renewal.
No provisional certificates shall be issued except for the following if the registration certificate has expired:
Issuance or renewal of labour permit; or
Issuance or renewal of engineer's permit.
No contractor can submit bid, participate in bidding or be on the contention for award if the registration has expired.
No contractor can undertake works which is not within the scope of the registration.
CDB may verify the resources committed for the projects as and when desires.
Large and medium contractors and consultants shall have office established with signboard and requirements determined by CDB.
Registrants as may be applicable, shall update any changes online in their establishment address, contact details or any pertinent particulars within one month from the respective changes.
The registration is subject to verification whenever the CDB so desires for which the mandatory requirement of manpower and equipment as may be applicable shall be monitored respectively and during the time of which every firm or individual must extend necessary support and cooperation.
The CDB Registration Certificate shall be downgraded, suspended or cancelled at any given time if the:
Holder has contravened provisions of this Guideline, other Guidelines and any other relevant laws in force;
Holder undertakes unlawful participation in the procurement process;
Holder does not possess the minimum requirements prescribed by CDB during the physical verification;
Holder has obtained the same due to false submissions;
Holder becomes bankrupt or winds up;
Holder has been adjudged unsound mind by a competent court;
Holder engages in fronting;
Holder has been found guilty of professional misconduct after an inquiry held; or
Holder has been charged by the court for penal offence.
Registration of Foreign Firms/JVs and among National contractor for procurement of works
Based on the decision of the 56th Board Meeting held on 5th May 2011 and vide Circular # MoWHS/CDB-2/2011-12/10 dated 4th July 2011, it was approved as folows:
The 47th Board Meeting of the Construction Development Board, has approved the following rules/criteria with regard to formation of Joint Venture (JV) among National contractors for procurement of works (RGoB Procurement only).
For those Foreign firms wishing to obtain the CDB Registration Certificate, the Applicant must submit the following information:
Copy of License/incorporation certificate from their country of establishment,
Brief Company Profile
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