Blog • 16.03.20

How SafePQQ can help contractors to demonstrate their compliance and win more work.

Our UK-leading health and safety accreditation has helped contractors to enhance their reputation for health and safety and win more work for over 20 years. As a founding SSIP member we’ve helped thousands of contractors to achieve health and safety best practice, and to win work with some of the UK’s leading organisations in the manufacturing, construction and property management sectors.

However, before being awarded work by a buyer organisation, contractors are frequently asked to complete multiple pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) to assess their capability as part of a client’s tender process. A PQQ can contain questions about several compliance related topics dependent on the client’s needs and the nature of the work being undertaken.

These topics can include, but are not limited to; health and safety, right to work, financial performance, environmental management, quality management, information security and references. It is important for buyer organisations to pre-qualify their supply chain against these topics:

To ensure that their supply chain is compliant with legislation.
e.g. Modern Slavery Act 2015, Bribery Act 2010.

To verify that their supply chain adheres to ISO standards.
ISO9001 – Quality Management and ISO14001 -Environmental management have clauses that require companies to control externally provided services or products.

To manage their risk of reputational damage in the event of non-compliance.
Several large organisations made headlines in 2019 for forced labour allegations within their supply chain.

Our solution

Completing multiple PQQs can be a time-consuming task and keep contractors away from their core business on site. SafePQQ can save you time and money by enabling you to submit all the information required in a PQQ in one go, on one online platform, once a year.

SafePQQ is an extension of the SafeContractor health & safety audit that demonstrates your commitment to best practice and has been built to include the common question sets within PAS91. SafePQQ collects information and verifies your business against key business sustainability topics, including Finance, Environment, Quality Management, Equality, Modern Slavery, Anti-bribery, GDPR, Right to Work, Building Information Modelling, and References.

Achieving a SafePQQ badge opens you up to more sustainable work opportunities with clients that share your values. Following the verification process contractors are showcased to hundreds of SafeContractor client organisations on our contractor management portal as Gold, Silver or Bronze. Verified contractors will also receive a SafePQQ e-certificate, logo and stickers to promote their business and to demonstrate their commitment to best practice.
The benefits of SafePQQ

SafePQQ wins you more work – Of our contractor base, accredited members work with an average of three of our client organisations. This increases to working with an average of five of our client organisations for contractors that are also SafePQQ verified!

SafePQQ saves you time, effort and money – SafePQQ reduces the need to provide compliance information to various clients at different times to win new business opportunities.

SafePQQ helps you stay ahead of the competition in the tender process by demonstrating your commitment to raising standards within the industry.

“It goes without saying that safety is paramount in our industry. We’re delighted to have successfully attained our SafePQQ verification. We’re committed to meeting and leading ethical business standards and our policies also govern issues of modern slavery, anti-corruption and equal opportunities.”
Neil Penn – Compliance Manager, ITC Concepts.

SafePQQ helps you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your commitment to best practice, making your business more commercially competitive.