During the tendering process, buyers will seek assurance that contractors bidding for the work are health and safety compliant and have all of the necessary systems and procedures in place.
This used to mean that contractors had to supply all of this information each and every time they tendered a bid on a contract as part of the pre-qualification process, which resulted in lots of duplication and wasted time.
Since the introduction of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) scheme, contractors who have successfully achieved accreditation with any of the numerous certification providers (CHAS, Constructionline, SafeContractor etc., etc., etc.,), will be deemed to satisfy the requirements of the health and safety related elements of the pre-qualification process and will not need to submit the information again.
If you are a contractor who is interested in bidding on lucrative contract opportunities, getting accredited is a must, as an ever-growing number of buyers, such as health trusts, councils, emergency services, the voluntary sector, housing associations, government departments and private companies will not award contracts to companies who are not accredited.
Our assistance will help to significantly shorten the accreditation process, whilst also preventing you from being pulled too far out of the usual day-to-day running of your business trying to negotiate what can be a complicated process.