Categories and Criteria 2020

Category 1: Project Delivery Excellence of the Year – Women-owned Construction Entity

This award aims to recognise women-owned projects that have demonstrated overall excellence in project implementation, met the client requirements and have been led by an effective project team. Project criteria include sustainability and the provision of innovative solutions for the client.

Sub-categories:
  1. Civil
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Electrical
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. General Building
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Mechanical
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
  1. Specialist Works
  • Grade 1
  • Grades 2 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6
  • Grades 7 and up
Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned contractors (51% ownership or more).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.

Category 2: Rural Project of the Year

This category recognises women-owned contractors who have motivated and completed a successful project within the rural environment.
Rural is defined as a district or small settlement outside urban areas.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned contractors (51% ownership or more) with a completed project in a rural area.
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.

Category 3: Mentoring Entity of the Year

This category awards any entity within the construction industry that is positively contributing to the development of women in the construction industry through support, empowerment, transformation and high levels of skills-based training.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Any entity within the broader industry – public or private.
  • Where relevant, the entity must hold active registration with the cidb.

Category 4: Transformation Entity of the Year

This category recognises an entity that displays a good track record and is meeting the needs of employees and suppliers within the industry. The entity will be a leader in transformation and significantly contribute to the empowerment of women and the industry as a whole. The entity must display support of the gender agenda through the implementation of a transformation policy to enhance the sustainability of women and women-owned entities.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Any entity within the broader construction industry – public or private sector. This can be a company, contractor, client, financial institution, material supplier etc.
  • Where relevant, the entity must hold active registration with the cidb.

Category 5: Youth-owned Women Contractor of the Year

This category recognises an entity that displays a good track record and is meeting the needs of employees and suppliers within the industry. The entity will be a leader in transformation and significantly contribute to the empowerment of women and the industry as a whole. The entity must display support of the gender agenda through the implementation of a transformation policy to enhance the sustainability of women and women-owned entities.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Women-owned contractors (51% or more ownership).
  • Owned by woman/women under 35 years of age as of 31 December 2019.
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb.

Category 6: Woman-owned Contractor of the Year

This award aims to recognise a key woman player with 51% or more ownership of a construction entity. The individual has managed and grown a successful entity in the industry. The individual has contributed significantly to the development of the South African construction industry, through her dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women-owned contractors (51% or more ownership).
  • Entities with active registration with the cidb

Category 7: Woman Mentor of the Year

This award is to highlight the women who have supported and continue to support other women working within the construction industry, who have contributed to nurturing talent in a way that has helped them to grow and mature within their fields.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women working within the construction industry.

Category 8: Client of the Year Award

This award aims to recognise a client of a registered cidb entity who has contributed significantly to the empowerment, transformation and development of women in the South African construction industry.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All clients of cidb active registered companies.

Category 9: Women with Disability Contractor of the Year

This award aims to recognise a disabled woman or women-owned entity within the construction industry who is making a difference and contributing to the upliftment and support of other disabled women within the industry.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • Individual women who are disabled or entities owned by a disabled woman within the construction sector.
  • Entities must have active registration with the cidb, where applicable.

Category 10: Chairman’s Award

This award aims to recognise an outstanding woman or woman-owned entity within the construction industry who has contributed significantly to the development and transformation of women in the South African construction industry, through dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership. The cidb Chairman reserves the right to bestow this award on a worthy recipient of his/her choosing. There will only be one individual or entity recognised.

Who is eligible to enter this category?
  • All women and women-owned entities in the construction industry.
  • Entities must have active registration with the cidb, where applicable.

One-page submissions are welcome to motivate for this award.