Until now, client organisations and their professional representatives have been obliged to work with weak trust systems, regarding the competency of Electrical Contractors workforce. Dependency by the construction industry on agencies and the false self-employment supply chain, often means that it is difficult to discern between those who are qualified, and those who are not. Clients who specify the LtP system will be in the know, regarding the precise makeup of the Electrical Contractor’s manual workforce by Licence type as it appears on their construction site.
Sustainable construction and social value procurement ideals distinguish many of the construction industries Clients. The electrical Licence to Practice system provides discerning clients with online access to the appointed Electrical Contractor’s nominated workforce. This means that the Client or their professional representatives can monitor and assess the qualitative composition of the Electrical Contractors workforce online. The system addresses the blindspot and provides the client with a powerful resource for improving the quality and standard of outcomes on their project.
Many private commercial, industrial, and public sector Clients commission important and complex electrical installation work each year in the UK. The conventional approach to this, following the competitive bidding procedure, culminates in the appointment of an electrical contracting company to do the work. In most commercial and industrial type contracts, this is managed on behalf of the Client via a Main Contractor. The process leading to the final award and appointment of the Contractor, usually includes some form of PQQ, ITT and commercial negotiation.
Traditionally, the PQQ is used to ascertain the financial, resource, insurance and other performance credentials of the prospective supply chain tenderers. An inherent and enduring blind spot exists in the conventional approach. Weaknesses in the system mask the identity and quality of those who do the work. In the modern era, this often means that unqualified, underqualified and those who hold fake qualifications enter the supply chain. The impact of such workers gives rise to the prospect of bad practice, delays, snagging problems, latent defects and other increased risk factors.