Contractors


Rules for Registration of contractors executing works in the Kerala PWD

  1. (a) Only persons who have registered themselves as contractor under these rules are entitled to submit tenders for works.

    The term 'works' includes (i) civil works and (ii) water supply and sanitary installation works.

    (b) Civil Works & Water Supply & Sanitary Installation Works.- A contractor who is in the register of any circle in the Kerala P.W.D., can tender for these works in all the circles in the State. A contractor who is in the register of any Division in a particular circle, which has jurisdiction throughout the State, can tender for these works in all the Divisions including Subdivisions under that Circle and one in the register of a Subdivision can tender in all the Sub- divisions of that Division. Temporary special Divisions or Special Subdivisions are not authorised to register contracts or renew their registration.
  2. For the purpose of registration, the contractors will be classified into four separate categories on the basis of their financial resources, professional experience and records, as follows.-

    Civil Contractors

    (i) A Category.-Those who are entitled to tender for all works in any office
    (ii) B Category. -Those who are entitled to tender for all works upto Rs. 250 lakhs in any office.
    (iii) C Category.-Those who are entitled to tender for works upto Rs. 50 lakhs in all offices.
    (iv) D Category.-Those who are entitled to tender for works upto Rs. 6 lakhs in all offices.

             Electrical Contractors

             (i) A Category.-Those who are entitled to tender for all works in any office
            (ii) B Category. -Those who are entitled to tender for all works upto Rs. 25 lakhs in any office.
           (iii) C Category.-Those who are entitled to tender for works upto Rs. 5 lakhs in all offices.
         

          3. Registering Authority

              Civil Contractors


    Category Registering Authority
    A & B Category contractors Superintending Engineers of Circles
    C Category Executive Engineers of all Divisions
    D Category Assistant Executive Engineers of all Sub Divisions
     

      Electrical Contractors

      Category Registering Authority
      A  Category  Superintending Engineer (Electrical)
      B Category Executive Engineers of all Electrical Divisions
      C Category Assistant Executive Engineers of all Electrical Sub Divisions
       
     
     
    (a) The application for registration  as contractor should he supported by a solvency certificate issued by a Nationalized or Scheduled Bank to prove their financial capability for investing money up to the limits prescribed below. A capability certificate issued by a Nationalized or Scheduled Bank shall be produced for upgradation of category of registration or renewal of registration:
     
     Civil Contractors
    Category Rupees
    A 100 Lakhs
    B 50 Lakhs
    C 10 Lakhs
    D 1.2 Lakhs

     

       Electrical Contractors
      Category Rupees
      A 30 Lakhs
      B 5 Lakhs
      C 1 Lakh
       
       



    (b) Limits for various categories of contractors for taking up work

    Category For all works For Electrical works
    A Category contractors All works All works
    B Category Contractors Works up to Rs. 250 lakhs Upto  Rs. 25 lakhs
    C Category Contractors Upto Rs. 50 lakhs Upto  Rs. 5 lakhs
    D Category Contractors Upto Rs. 6 lakhs  


    (c) Application for registration as a contractor should be supported by details about his financial stability and also his previous experience in works. Contractors for Water Supply and Sanitary Installation works should produce the plumbing licence issued by the competent authority along with the application for registration.

  1. (a) The Registering authority will then scrutinise the applications for registration. He will then satisfy himself as to the financial capacity of the applicant and also his ability to take up and carry out the works in a particular category. He can if so needed, direct the contractor to produce before him satisfactory evidence towards this. If he is satisfied that the applicant can be registered as a contractor, he will be intimated of the fact (in Form II) and will be asked to remit a registration fee at the following rates :

     Civil Contractors

    Category (Class) Fees(Rs)
    A 5000
    B 3000
    C 2000
    D 1000

     

     Electrical Contractors

     

    Category (Class) Fees(Rs)
    A 5000
    B 3000
    C 2000
    D 1000
     

     

    For further details of registration and renewal of contractor license please refer the following Government Orders

    1. G.O (MS) No. 59/2013/PWD dated 17-07-2013

    2. G.O (MS) No.96/2013/PWD dated 22-11-2013