Please note – Amendment to PAS 91 Questionnaire
At the end of 2017, the BSI published the long-awaited amendment to the PAS 91 Questionnaire. The amendments include minor changes to the text of some questions and the inclusion of new questions covering mandatory reasons for exclusion and legislation relating to the Immigration Act and the Minimum Wage Act.
As the leading provider of Dynamic PQQ verification services to the Construction industry, we are committed to continuing to champion the standard. We are aiming to make the transition for both buyers and suppliers as seamless as possible and expect to complete an update to our questions early in 2018.
PAS 91 is a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire which has been developed to reduce the need for suppliers to complete a variety of different pre-qualification questionnaires for different, and in some cases, the same clients.
Developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the question set has been commissioned by Government and is a recommended common minimum standard for construction procurement.
Updates to PAS 91 have been introduced in 2013 through consultation with professional bodies and trade associations such as the National Federation of Builders (NFB), Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC) and Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).
With all public sector buyers needing to pre-qualify construction suppliers; inefficient buying practices can amount to huge amounts of wasted time and money for buyers and suppliers alike.
By delivering a standardised PQQ format, PAS 91 aims to:
With all public sector buyers needing to pre-qualify construction suppliers, inefficient buying practices can amount to huge amounts of wasted time and money for buyers and suppliers alike.
By delivering a standardised PQQ format, PAS 91:
Completing pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) for multiple clients can be time-consuming and costly.
Different clients’ PQQs will usually contain some similar questions, presented in a different format.
PAS 91 has been developed to address this problem, providing a standard pre-qualification question set.
The benefits are as follows:
Why was it developed?
There is universal recognition that there is wastage in terms of time and cost within the pre-qualification process for construction suppliers. Common sense would therefore suggest that a standardised question set would help to reduce the administrative burden placed on suppliers in terms of completing the paperwork and buyers in terms of assessing the supplier’s response.
PAS 91 therefore aims to streamline the pre-qualification process through standardising the question set.
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