Industry challenges are tackled through collective advocacy at the local, provincial, national and international levels of government. CESA assists members in negotiating contract conditions; resolving contractual disputes; interpreting conditions of contract, rules and regulations as well as liaising with government and other industry bodies on contractual and legislative issues. The organization promotes best practice procurement methodologies focusing on the value and quality of the service rendered.
Networking & Knowledge Sharing
CESA manages a number of local and international events throughout the year where significant networking and learning opportunities are provided, not only for member firms, but also client related organisations as well as CESA Affiliates and Partners. These events include regional visits, meetings, international trade missions and conferences (a calendar of events hosted by CESA can be found on the website: www.cesa.co.za) CESA distributes a monthly newsletter (CE-news) for members covering the latest developments within the consulting engineering environment and related built environment sectors. CESA publishes an informative quarterly magazine (CE-track) focusing on activities and initiatives within the Built Environment. Largely as a result of the 2019, 2020 COVID pandemic, CESA developed the capacity to host the majority of events such as webinars and conferences, as well as meetings and training, online/ virtually via Zoom or MS Teams.
The identification of business opportunities both locally and internationally. The identification of best practice methodologies and guidelines. The provision of access to PI Insurance (at very competitive premiums). The provision of Practice Notes on various industry related topics; and The provision of best practice contract documentation, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
CESA supports members in contractual matters and procurement legislation. CESA ensures that member firms remain informed about legislative changes through liaison with government and related industry bodies. CESA is an important participant and contributor in regard to the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
CESA, as the radar of business opportunity, gives business support to members through: o The identification of business opportunities both locally and internationally. o The identification of best practice methodologies and guidelines. o The provision of access to PI Insurance (at very competitive premiums). o The provision of Practice Notes on various industry related topics; and o The provision of best practice contract documentation, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Public Sector Support
CESA is committed to helping client entities achieve effective service delivery. Capacity building programmes are provided to assist public sector entities in acquiring the status of “informed client”.