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Established in 1908 (as Territorial Associations) the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations (RFCAs) were originally designed to provide local support to the Territorial Force in every county. RFCA dependency has grown to encompass reserves and cadets of all 3 services.
RFCAs are established by an Act of Parliament, each with its own scheme of association, drawn up by the Defence Council under the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (RFA96), therefore the 13 RFCA Associations are ‘arms-length bodies’ of the MOD. Each RFCA is comparable with regional government boundries and is comprised of a body of volunteer members drawn from all strata of society. Salaried staff employed by the RFCAs are Crown servants. RFCAs are tri-Service organisations, funded by their customers, who are MOD (Reserve Forces & Cadets), the three single Services and Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The RFCAs work in close partnership with the Regional Point of Contact Brigades (RPoC) and other single Service equivalents.
The Council RFCA (CRFCA), which is based in London, acts as the “co-ordinating Headquarters”, through which all funding streams flow and the CE CRFCA is the Accounting Officer.
The RFCAs have three core tasks:
1) Managing the Volunteer Estate (VE) and providing Infrastructure Support (Facilities Management)
2) Employer Engagement
3) Support to the Services’ Cadets and Youth.
Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations require their suppliers to be verified to Constructionline Silver Membership or above with an SSIP certificate.
RFCAs are responsible for the following:
“The Council and our 13 RFCA associations must maintain a safe volunteer estate. We have chosen to partner with Constructionline to ensure a healthy supply chain where relationships can be built and innovation can be explored all whilst ensuring the aims and objectives are delivered.”
We will require all of our subcontractors to be a verified Constructionline Silver member (or above) and to have a current SSiP Certification, for inclusion on our approved core Sub-Contractor list.
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