Registering your Business with the National Council for Construction – NCC:

What is the National Council for Construction all about?

The National Council for Construction (NCC) is a statutory body governed by the National Council for Construction Act No. 10 of 2020 under the Laws of Zambia. Under this Law, NCC is charged with the responsibility of providing for the promotion, development, training and regulation of the Construction Industry in Zambia.

What type of Businesses are eligible to register with the National Council for Construction - NCC?

Any type of business is eligible to register with the National Council for Construction provided that, the business is registered with PACRA as a construction related business. Secondly, the business must have the capacity to deliver quality construction works and materials to both Government and the private sector. The following are types of companies that are eligible to register with NCC (companies can be locally registered or foreign):

  • Businesses that are in the construction of various types of buildings such as residential, commercial and industrial buildings – general building
  • Businesses that are in the civil engineering and other related works
  • Businesses that are in the construction of roads and other related earth works
  • Businesses that in mining related construction works
  • Businesses that are in the construction works that involve general electrical and telecommunications
  • Businesses that are in the supply of construction & mining related materials
  • Businesses that are in the manufacturing of construction & mining related materials
  • Businesses that are construction works that involve mechanical engineering such as piping, rigging, etc. learn more

What type of contractors does NCC register in the construction industry?

- Features & Benefits of the 6 NCC Contractor Licenses -

Grade 1 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is up to a maximum of K150 million depending on the categories they have registered for.

  • Normal registration costs a total of K17, 500 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K34, 550. 

Grade 2 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is also up to a maximum of K150 million depending on the categories they have registered for.

  • Normal registration costs a total of K13, 075 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K25, 875. 

Grade 3 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is up to a maximum of K40 million depending on the categories they have registered for. This implies that, Grade 3 contractors cannot bid for tenders whose value is beyond K40m. 

  • Normal registration costs a total of K8, 750 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K17, 275.

Grade 4 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is up to a maximum of K20 million depending on the categories they have registered for. This implies that, Grade 4 contractors cannot bid for tenders whose value is beyond K20m. 

  • Normal registration costs a total of K2, 225 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K4, 285. 

Grade 5 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is up to a maximum of K13 million depending on the categories they have registered for. This implies that, Grade 5 contractors cannot bid for tenders whose value is beyond K13m. 

  • Normal registration costs a total of K1, 1150 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K2, 190. 

Grade 6 Contractors

These are contractors whose tender value is up to a maximum of K1.6 million depending on the categories they have registered for. This implies that, Grade 6 contractors cannot bid for tenders whose value is beyond K1.6m.

  • Normal registration costs a total of K750 and
  • Express registration costs a total of K1445. 

Where are NCC offices located around the country

Head Office

Plot 1612/1623 Luchengo Road,Off Sheki Sheki
Road, Light Industrial Area
P.O. Box 39548, Lusaka
Tel: +260 211 247185 or 240386
Fax: +260 211 243115 or 247264
ncc@ncc.org.zm

Northern Region

Room 213 Mukuba Pension House, Kitwe
P.O Box 23163, Kitwe
Tel: +260 212 220590
Fax: +260 212 228121
northernregion@ncc.org.zm

Southern Region

Stand No. 252 Malima Street,Mochipapa,
Choma
Tel: +260 213 221162
Fax: +260 213 221167
southernregion@ncc.org.zm

Central Region

Plot 30741 Off Lubansenshi Road Olympia,
Lusaka
Phone: +260 211 293906 or +260 211 293908
Cell: +260-974-256034
centralregion@ncc.org.zm

Download the registration forms

Registration for Grades 1 – 5 Download the form

Registration for Grade 6 Download form

Renewal of registration (all) Download form

2 thoughts on “Registering your Business with the National Council for Construction – NCC:”

  1. Castrol chikanda

    What requirements needed to get the grade 6 certificate for construction

    1. 1. PACRA Business Regisgration certificate
      2. PACRA Business computer printout
      3. ZRA TPIN certificate for the Business
      4. Latest bank statement for the business
      5. Certified photocpies of NRCs for all the business Directors
      6. Photocopy of a construction related course certificate at least from one of the directors in the business applying for NCC Licensing (at least one of the directors must have undergone a training in any construction related course from reputable & recognized colleges or universities in Zambia or abroad before applying for NCC Licensing).

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