Public Works Representative Office




  • Public Works Representative Office (PWRO) means a Legal entity that established and domiciled in Foreign Country, having representative Office in Indonesia and classified as the same as limited liability company that conduct business in construction services.
  • Construction Services defined as a Consultancy for construction works plan, implementation of Construction Works, and Consultancy for construction Supervision.
  • A PWRO permit means the permit to do business that given by the Indonesian government to the PWRO to conduct their activities for construction services in Indonesia.
  • Joint Operation is work cooperation between one or more PWRO with one or more local construction company, temporary to handle one or several projects and does not exist as a new legal entity in accordance with Indonesian laws.
  • Head of Representative means a person that appointed by the head office and have the authority to represent the interests of the company in Indonesia.
  • Certificate means:
    • Proof of acknowledgment for the classification and qualification for the competency and capabilities in the field of construction services for a legal person or legal entity;
    • Proof of recognition for the competency and ability of professional work skills and expertise of individuals in the field of construction services in accordance with the scientific disciplines and/or certain skills and/or functionality and/or specific expertise.
    • Permit for Construction Services (IUJK) means the license to do business in the field of construction services given by the Regency / City Government.
    • PWRO is permit to:
      • Undertake construction services and/or engineering consulting activities, which include civil, electrical, mechanical and architectural work. The PWRO must form a joint operation (JO) with an Indonesian construction company to execute either a Government or other projects;
      • Promote and secure contracts in its own right on behalf of its principal company;
      • Establish contact with Indonesian individuals, companies or Government institutions in an attempt to explore market potential for engineering construction and/or consulting services on behalf of the principal company;
      • Participate in pre-qualification bids for international projects through the JO;
      • Carry out other activities within the scope of work as defined in the construction contract up to the project completion.

Joint operation requirement

  • The Indonesian joint operation partner has to meet the following requirements:
    • Grade 7 qualification for construction work and/or Grade 4 for Construction Consultant company;
    • Member of the Association that registered in the Development Institution of Construction Services (LPJK);
    • Holder of a Construction Business license (SIUJK).

Official Guarantee fee

  • This guarantee fee must be paid directly to the Indonesian Treasury. The amount of guarantee fees varies depending on the type of activities the PWRO is planning to carry out.
    • Consultant Construction Company : IDR 50.000.000,-
    • Construction works (Contractor) : IDR 100.000.000,-


Expiration date

  • Three years after issuance date extendable. In renewing the license, the principal company must submit a letter requesting for an extension of license to the Construction Services Supervisory Board.


Reporting requirements

The PWRO is required to submit the following reports to the related government offices.

  • Monthly and annual employee tax returns
  • Monthly and annual corporate tax returns
  • Annual activity report (standard form available)
  • Annual manpower report



  • Government Regulation No. 28 of 2000 concerning the business and role of public society of construction services (State Gazette of the Republic Indonesia No. 63 of 2000, statute book No. 3955) as amended by the Government Regulation No. 92 of 2010 (State Gazette of the Republic Indonesia No. 157 of 2010);
  • Government Regulation No. 29 of 2000 concerning the Implementation of Construction Service (State Gazette No. 64 of 2000, statute book No. 3957) as amended by Government Regulation No. 59 of 2010 (State Gazette No. 95 of 2010);
  • Government Regulation No. 30 of 2000 concerning the implementation of Construction Service development (State Gazette No. 65 of 2000, Statute Book No. 3957);
  • Presidential Regulation No. 36 of 2010 concerning the list of business fields closed and open with conditions in the field of Investment;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Public Works No. 08/PRT/M/2010 concerning the organization and administration of the ministry of public Works.
  • Regulation of the Minister of Public Works No. 28/PRT/M/2006 concerning Permit for Public works Representative Office;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Public Works No. 05/PRT/M/2011 concerning guidelines and requirements for public works representative office permit;
  • Regulation of the minister of Public Works No. 50/PRT/1991.



  • Submitting the Application for PWRO Registration and Establishment;
  • Copy of the Deed of Establishment in the Origin Country that must be Legalized;
  • Copy of the Company profile;
  • Recommendation letter from the Embassy of the Origin Country in Indonesia, stating that the related PWRO is a registered legal entity and have good reputation;
  • Copy of the Business or Construction work permit;
  • Copy of the budget ability statement of evidence;
  • Certificate of Ratification for the PWRO regarding the capabilities from the National Institution;
  • Letter of Appointment;
  • Newest Financial Statement;
  • Copy of Passport or ID Card for the Head of the Representative;
  • Head of Representative Resume or CV; and
  • Domicile Letter.


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