Contractors Group Provides Tendering Tips

The Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has released a checklist to help public sector purchasers choose the best building service contractor.

The 10-point checklistasks clients to consider how well their current services providers fulfil a set of criteria.

Procurement managers are asked whether contractors comply fully with CDM (construction, design and management) regulations, health and safety, equal opportunities and environmental requirements and possess appropriate insurance cover.

They should also consider the financial stability and technical competence of suppliers and if they are subject to regular third party assessment.