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Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)


Put simply, too many PQQs waste contractors’ time and money.


What is SSIP?

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is the leading umbrella scheme for bodies that assess contractors to nationally-recognised health and safety 'core criteria'.

The main aim of SSIP, which is supported by the ECA, is to reduce pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) paperwork and its associated costs, and thus make it easier for businesses and organisations to tender for contracts. The aims of SSIP are also supported by the HSE.

Why is this important?

Historically, many contractors have found that they have had to be assessed by numerous pre-qualification schemes to be eligible to tender for various contracts. ECA's aim is to reduce this number significantly.

This section outlines the role of SSIP and highlights the ECA web-facility for ECA members to show they have achieved SSIP compliance.  

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