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Rule No. 15 of the Ministry of Construction and Architecture: easier certification requirements

12 April 2018

Rule No. 15 of the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of March 23, 2018 has taken effect on April 12, 2018. It offers easier qualifying requirements to construction activities participants.
In particular, it prescribes easier requirements for obtaining a general contractor’s compliance certificate of categories 1 and 2 (construction projects of complexity classes 1 to 4).


Requirement


Earlier


From now on


General contracts for buildings and structures


Category
1

Workforce

600 persons 

400 persons


Fixed assets

Book value of at least 300,000 basic units (as of 12 April, 2018)

Book value of at least 100,000 basic units

Construction activities experience

Experience in construction projects of complexity classes 1 & 2 as general contractor

Experience in works/services in the claimed construction activity (its components) in projects of complexity classes 1 & 2


Category
2

Workforce

400 persons

150 persons

Fixed assets

Book value of at least 150,000 basic units

No requirement for book value

Experience

Experience in construction projects of at least complexity class 3 as general contractor

Experience in works/services in the claimed construction activity (its components) in projects of at least complexity class 3


Construction of projects of complexity classes 1 to 4


Category 1

Fixed assets

Book value of at least 100,000 basic units.

Book value of at least 50,000 basic units

Experience

Experience in construction projects of complexity classes 1 & 2 as contractor

Experience in works/services in the claimed construction activity (its components) in projects of complexity classes 1 & 2


Category 2

Fixed assets

Book value of at least 30,000 basic units

No requirement for book value

Experience

Experience in construction projects of at least complexity class 3 as contractor

Experience in works/services in the claimed construction activity (its components) in projects of at least complexity class 3

As the table shows, the new Rule prescribes easier requirements to fixed assets and workforce for contractors’ and general contractors’ certificates of complexity classes 1 & 2.
The Rule provides for an easier environment of the Belarusian construction business and a better competition conditions in the Belarusian construction market.
In particular, the new provisions will enable certificated construction companies to optimize their headcount and personnel costs.
Moreover, applying companies will face easier requirements which will inevitably boost the number of market participants.

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