Contracting authorities may require you to be a member of a Safety Schemes in procurement (SSIP) member scheme. Membership of a SSIP member scheme is beneficial in that:
- it reduces administration for both suppliers and contracting authorities during the pre-qualification phase of the tender process;
- it provides assurance for contracting authorities that suppliers have met the requirements of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, which assesses health and safety competence of contractors and consultants working in the construction industry;
- it provides assurance for contracting authorities that suppliers have met PAS91 Pre-Qualification requirements.
Sometimes a contracting authority may specify which member scheme you must be registered with but once you are registered there is a Deem to Satisfy agreement that operates amongst SSIP member schemes. For more information, click here.