Finance Minister Mervyn Storey MLA has congratulated his department’s Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) for reaching the final stage in prestigious national procurement awards.
CPD’s ‘Licence to Practise’ initiative for electrical workers has been shortlisted in the Innovation or Initiative of the Year category of the National Government Opportunities Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.
Licence to Practise seeks to improve health and safety, electrical installation standards and skills development in government construction projects in Northern Ireland, by ensuring only those electrical worker who are licensed to practise are deployed on government construction sites.
“The Licence to Practise initiative is the first of its kind in the UK and is a great example of Northern Ireland leading the way, using an innovative approach to ensure best practice on construction sites. It is also evidence of what can be achieved in a strong partnership between government and industry, and I believe it will deliver real benefits for our infrastructure projects.”