ISO 9001:2000 is an international standard that gives requirements for an organisation's Quality Management System (QMS). It is part of a family of standards published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) often referred to collectively as the ISO 9000 series.
Over the years local authority health and safety and procurement professionals, with the support of the Health and Safety Executive, have developed the Contractor Health and Safety assessment scheme (CHAS). The scheme is available for use by any public and private sector organizations to use when shortlisting contractors, suppliers and consultants (companies) who apply to work for them. It provides information about the health and safety part of their application
Constructionline is the UK's register of pre-qualified local and national construction and construction-related suppliers. The concept of a single national database was proposed by the 1994 Latham Report. Since then Constructionline has grown and been updated in line with the needs of modern procurement. The OGC Common Minimum Standards and The Local Government Task Force also recommend using Constructionline as part of the pre-qualification and tendering process.
The North West Consortium is an association of NHS Trusts established in 1993. It maintains and manages on behalf of all its members Approved lists of Contractors and Consultants for services related to both construction and maintenance works for the NHS and its associate members.