The information below provides guidance and procedures to be followed when applying for inclusion on the Register of Contractors. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
A comprehensive list of the types of construction and maintenance categories likely to be contracted by the County Council is provided in Work Categories and Trades.
Contractors wishing to be considered for inclusion on this Register are required to meet the following minimum requirements before completing a detailed application:
Contractors must comply with ALL of the above requirements for inclusion on the Register.
Property, Business and Regulatory Services continues to implement new arrangements and procedures for developing and maintaining the Hampshire County Council built estate as it represents the highest health and safety risk area in relation to the County Council’s contracting activities.
The County Council’s Contract Standing Orders set down the position regarding a register of contractors, tendering procedures and the award of contracts.
The principal objectives to be achieved through arrangements and procedures are:
In response to the County Council’s objectives longer-term arrangements continue to be developed to enable direct collaborative working and a more effective basis for continuous improvement.
The County Council is committed to meeting fully its responsibilities in the area of social responsibility, ie equality and diversity, health and safety and sustainability, both in the way it works itself and in the way that the contractors who work with the Council carry on their business. While a number of these areas are subject to legislation the Council intends to work to a regime which positively supports the spirit of the law more than just simply the statutory minimum.
The arrangements respect the County Council’s criteria for contractors to be registered and include the commitment to the highest standards of health and safety.
The County Council expects contractors to take all reasonable steps for their employees and agents and to encourage sub-contractors, to become registered cardholders under the Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS) or qualified under an equivalent recognised qualification scheme.
There will be ongoing monitoring and contractors be suspended or removed from the Register if their performance fails to meet the required health and safety and performance standards.
The creation of the current register was the first stage of a strategy of establishing a better integrated and more constructive approach with industry. This had created a base position of confidence.
The procurement arrangements have been developed to include Improvement and Efficiency South East (IESE) Frameworks for Tiers 1, 2 and 3, which cover the complete value range of building construction projects. Frameworks are being implemented for County Council Reactive Maintenance, Decoration and Repair and Hard Landscaping.
The County Council is committed to achieving Best Value in the provision of services, hence the use of wider criteria in the selection and appointment of contractor’s:
The evaluation process will be made clear for specific projects prior to preliminary tender enquiries and be flexible and variable to recognise the different nature and objectives of projects. The selection of contractors will be through a number of different procurement processes including framework arrangements, negotiation and single stage competitive tendering.
Contractors should ensure that they can comply with all of the minimum criteria for the Register. Then the application form and necessary enclosures should be completed and submitted to Property Services.
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Hampshire County Council
Business Information Team
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