NI PQQ requirements for sub-threshold procurements, effective 1 January 2013

In line with Procurement Guidance Note 05/12, the Centres of Procurement Expertise (CoPEs) have agreed, in consultation with the Construction Industry Forum for Northern Ireland, that from 1 January 2013, contractors wishing to apply to be short-listed for invitation to tender will need to have the following requirements in place before the closing date for the competition:

1. Be registered with Constructionline, have ‘Active’ status and have at least the minimum Category Value in one of the Work Categories specified for the procurement;

1. Be registered with Constructionline, have ‘Active’ status and have at least the minimum Category Value in one of the Work Categories specified for the procurement;

2. Have Safe-T-Cert or an equivalent health and safety management system, which satisfies the requirements of the Buildsafe-NI Initiative, and which has been certified by one of the 3rd parties listed on CPD’s Website; and

3. Have Safe-T-Cert or another certificate proving valid registration or accreditation as compliant or approved with a Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum member scheme to demonstrate conformity against the CDM ACOP Core Criteria for demonstration of competence (stage 1).

More information is available from the Central Procurement Directorate website:

http://tinyurl.com/brnr7fb

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