State-owned companies, often criticised by big contractors for being tardy in settling debts, want to be exempted from proposed construction sector regulations that will rein in errant payers.
The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has committed an amount of R176 103 622 to Small Medium and Micro Enterprises, with women representation.
Rodney Milford is currently Programme Manager; Construction Industry Performance at the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), and previously Director of CSIR Knowledge Services, and Director of CSIR Building and Construction Technology (Boutek).
Local companies have to compete on an unequal footing as they absorb the costs of transformation, skills development and extraordinary measures, says PPC official.
Construction companies hit with a collective R1.46bn fine for bid-rigging and collusion have been warned they face the prospect of further sanctions, including possible disqualification from state tenders.