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The new Common Assessment Standard, developed by Build UK and endorsed by the Construction Leadership Council, means you will only need to be certified once a year by a single recognised assessment body before tendering for work with contractors and clients who specify it.
This is a significant improvement on the current system where different clients insist on their own prequalification questionnaires being completed meaning you are forced to duplicate time and effort. Build UK estimates this wasteful process costs the construction industry as much as £1bn every year.
The new approach will transform the prequalification process and make it work better for both suppliers and clients.
The Common Assessment Standard has been made possible thanks to a data-sharing agreement with four recognised assessment bodies: Achilles, CHAS, Constructionline and CQMS - who BESA has partnered with to offer discounted memberships here.
When applying or renewing BESA Membership, if your company can demonstrate it already meets the Build UK's Common Assessment Standard through either CHAS Elite, Constructionline Gold/Platinum, Achilles Building Confidence or CQMS Safety-Scheme Premium/Elite, you will deem to satisfy for the BESA Business Management Review (BMR),which is part of the mandatory BESA Competence Assessment Standard (CAS) leaving only the technical audit to complete.
Save you, your business and the supply chain time and money by becoming accredited to the Build UK Common Assessment Standard now. Apply via one of the approved assessment bodies and take advantage of their BESA member offers.Visit BESA member offers
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