Constructionline partners with Build UK

About Build UK

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Build UK to deliver its Common Assessment Standard (CAS).

After working with Build UK to deliver the industry standard pre-qualification initiative we are now able to offer the standard for recognised assessment companies to start supporting.  The CAS standard is aligned to Constructionline Gold and Platinum accreditation standards enabling easy transition. Existing Constructionline members will be required to answer some extra questions but there will be no extra fee charged.

The new standard championed by Build UK and the Civil Engineering Association (CECA) has been long in development with its aims aligned with the Constructionline ethos of saving Suppliers time and most importantly money in the prequalification process.  The initiative is being overseen by an Interim Cross Industry Body consisting of experts from organisations across the sector, including public and private sector clients, contractors and trade associations. The existing PQ system is complex and repetitive and a major barrier to improved productivity. The multitude of schemes currently in operation sees around 180,000 specialist contractors producing over two million pieces of paper every year for 5,000 contractors.

The new system will ultimately allow for greater consistency and efficiency in how companies become pre-qualified for work at the first stage.

Jo Fautley, Deputy Chief Executive of Build UK, said:

“The construction industry is making great strides towards more collaborative working and this new PQ system has been developed by industry, for industry, based on standards that clients, contractors and the supply chain have all agreed on. We look forward to the industry getting on board with it over the coming months so we can realise the efficiency gains for everyone’s benefit and boost overall productivity.”

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