ISG is the latest FIS member to adopt the Common Assessment Standard for its pre‐qualification (PQ) requirements.

ISG’s Head of Supply Chain Rob Scriven commented that “removing the burden of administration and eliminating inefficient practices is a win for us all”. ISG joins a growing list of organisations using the Common Assessment Standard, and members of the supply chain can now obtain just one certification from any of the four Recognised Assessment Bodies ‐ Achilles, CHAS, Constructionline and CQMS ‐ in order to tender for work with them.

The Common Assessment Standard has two levels of certification ‐ desktop and site‐based ‐ and companies should apply for the appropriate level depending on their trade, size and the requirements of their clients.

FIS CEO Iain McIlwee stated: “It is encouraging to see members getting behind the CAS.  We talk about waste in construction all the time, but at the heart of our industry there is a pointless duplication of effort built around competing PQQ processes.  Pre-qualification in principle should save us time and efforts to standardise and adopt a common approach are to be applauded”.

What this means for FIS Specialist Sub contractors:

When working for ISG they will not be specifying a specific PQQ process you will be able to use any of the four recognised CAS assessment tools in order to qualify for work. 

FIS ran a webinar on the benefits of the Common Assessment Standard in February 2022

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