The Department of Public Works continues to provide infrastructure services on behalf of client Departments such as Education and Health & Social Development.
The Services Provided by Public Works are:
Project management for capital project
Provision of facilities management at shared government institutions
Building maintenance
Management of immovable state property
Tariff Policy
The Department has a tariff policy in line with the Provincial Treasury policy and as per EXCO resolution on market related rentals. The rental tariff policy is based on the market related price less twenty five percent, as approved by the Executive Council. Rental tariffs were increased by 5% after the Provincial Treasury granted approval. A tariff register is kept and reviewed annually, in consultation with the Treasury.
Free Services
The Department engages in project management services and other administration work of procuring services for client Departments according to the requirements made in their business plans. The personnel related costs of the services are not attributed to the projects implemented by the Department of Public Works on behalf of the client. This results in the cost component being borne by the Department of Public Works while client departments technically receive administrative and project management expertise at no cost.