CRB faults unscrupulous contractors

31Aug 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
CRB faults unscrupulous contractors

THE Contractors Registration Board (CRB) called upon contractors to reveal names of their counterparts who sell signboards to unregistered contractors to support their construction sites.

CRB registrar, Rhoben Nkori.

The call was made yesterday by CRB registrar, Rhoben Nkori when closing a three-day construction Pre-contract practice conference held in Morogoro Region. The conference which brought together more than 140 contractors from different regions aimed at equipping contractors with various knowledge related to the field.

Contractors are required to place signboards at their sites showing names of architecture, quantity surveyor, contractor and engineers. They also include full address details.

According to Nkori, the tendency contributes to sub-standard structures being put up as well delayed completion of the project. He said the trend tarnishes the image of the board.

He urged contractors to report such incidences by calling him or any CRB officials. He warned that any other registered contractors who will be proved to give signboards to unregistered contractors will be de-registered.

 “It would be better if we de-register this kind of contractors from our board. We better remain with few who are competent and faithfully,” said registrar as he gives his mobile phone number to conference delegates.

Nkori underscored the need for contractors in the country to ensure timely completion of their projects in order to build trust of their clients.

“When you complete the projects on time, you also maintain the image of the board. Local contractors must change to be able to compete with foreign companies,” he noted.

He advised them not to bid at too low prices in order to win tenders, because it may affect them during implementation. He said bidding too small amount of monies may result into contractors failing to complete projects on time thus tarnish the CRB image.

CRB vice chairman, Eng Joseph Tango said the three days training was successful as contractors have shared experiences and discussed challenges facing them.

“I had feedback from contractors that they were satisfied with the training, insisting the knowledge acquired will help them in their daily undertakings,” he noted.

Eng Tango said CRB plans to conduct such trainings to contractors in the Lake zone, southern and northern zones.

Some of the presented topics were bidding strategy, information and data requirement, principles of construction cost and estimating, scope and role of contractors in construction contracts, stages of construction, pre-qualification principles and tendering procedures.

The contractors who attended training were from the regions of Mara, Mbeya, Mtwara, Rukwa, Katavi, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Njombe, Kagera, Manyara, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Dodoma, Coast, Iringa, Singida, Mwanza and Tanga.