Case Study

Construction tenders in Northern Ireland require accredited EMS

In Northern Ireland, all construction works contracts procured by a Centre of Procurement Expertise (CoPE) will include a requirement that all main contractors seeking to tender shall have and maintain an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified by a third party.

Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) in conjunction with the CoPEs will approve and accept third party certification of an EMS provided that:

  • it is based on a recognised standard – for example, ISO 14001, BS8555 or equivalent and
  • it is construction focused incorporating site inspections and
  • the third party certification body is accredited or recognised

Further information is available on the Department website.

Construction tenders in Northern Ireland require accredited EMS

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