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					   ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

           INFORMATION FOR REPORT TO THE
    PROCUREMENT BOARD AND PERMANENT SECRETARIES

                   DATE: dd/mm/yy




RETURN FROM


AE CHAMPION:     A N Other (Name)


ON BEHALF OF:    ________ ________________ (Dept/ Business Area)


        Date:    dd/mm/yy


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       Report Sections                                                                             Page No

       1. ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE CHAMPION’S ROLE                                                           3

       2. ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE 2ND GCCG ACTION PLAN                                                      4

       3. ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE 2ND GCCG ACTION PLAN – SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN                         9

       4. NIAO REPORT - PSG ACTION PLAN                                                                 12

       5. CONSTRUCTIONLINE                                                                              17

       6. BUILDSAFE-NI                                                                                  18

       7. SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP GUIDANCE                                                       20




Guidance Notes:

1. AE Champions are not required to report on sections shaded in grey.
2. Responses should be in sufficient detail to allow the Procurement Board and Permanent Secretaries to assess progress. You
   may find it helpful to expand the table sections accordingly.




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1. Achieving Excellence Champion’s Role
                                               Reference     Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item             Policy/Initiative                                                          Status by the end of August
                                               Document         By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

1.1    AE Champion to provide ‘stewardship
       statements’ in relation to compliance Letter to PSG
                                                               PSG          Nov 2005
       with all aspects of construction 10 Nov 2005
       procurement policy.

1.2    AE Champion to represent the
       Department or Agency on the Letter to PSG
       Government  Construction Clients 10 Nov 2005            PSG          Nov 2005
       Group.

1.3    Senior Responsible Owners to ensure
       construction procurement policy and Letter to PSG
                                                               PSG          Nov 2005
       AENI is implemented at the project 10 Nov 2005
       level.




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2. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan
                                                      Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                           Forecast of Position
Item                Policy/Initiative                                                                 Status by the end of August
                                                      Document        By       first introduced                                            at March 2008

2.1    GCCG Representation
       Departments are to review their GCCG
       representation with their Permanent                           PB                           An AE Champion has been nominated
       Secretary.                                     PB(2005)26    GCCG          Oct 2005        for all significant spending areas         Complete
                                                                    CoPEs                         identified in ISNI.
       All significant spending areas identified in
       ISNI are to have a nominated GCCG
       representative.
       Maintenance of 1st GCCG
2.2
       Action Plan requirements
                                                                     PB                           CPD to report to Procurement Board
       GCCG to report twice yearly to the             PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2002        following receipt of these progress        Complete
       Procurement Board on the maintenance                         CoPEs                         reports from each AE Champion.
       of ‘Achieving Excellence for Northern
       Ireland - Implementation Programme’.
2.3    Senior Responsible Owners for
                                                                     PB
       construction projects to attend an
                                              PB(2005)26            GCCG          Oct 2005
       ‘Achieving Excellence in Construction’
                                                                    CoPEs
       Masterclass.

2.4    Construction projects to have trained                         PB
       Project Sponsors.                              PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2002
                                                                    CoPEs

2.5    Projects to be delivered by the                               PB
       application of best practice project           PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2002
       management.                                                  CoPEs




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2. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan
                                                     Reference     Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                              Status by the end of August
                                                     Document         By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

2.6    Standard KPIs (as defined in GGCG
                                                                     PB
       paper P10, Nov 2002) to be calculated         PB(2005)26     GCCG          May 2002
       for all projects over £250k and results       GCCG(02)P10
                                                                    CoPEs
       reported biannually to CPD.

2.7    Project performance to be assessed by                         PB
       using    post-project   implementation        PB(2005)26     GCCG          May 2002
       reviews.                                                     CoPEs

2.8    Supplier satisfaction to be maintained at                     PB
       90%.                                          PB(2005)26     GCCG          May 2002
                                                                    CoPEs

2.9    Departments to apply standard practices,
       for example:
       - procurement decisions based on
           value for money, not lowest cost;
        - risk and value mgt used on all
           projects in a structured manner;                          PB
        - output/performance         specification   PB(2005)26     GCCG          May 2002
           used on all projects;                                    CoPEs
        - whole-life costing used to make VFM
           decisions;
        - robust change control mechanisms in
           place; and
        - standardised contract documents.




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2. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan
                                                 Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                               Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                         Status by the end of August
                                                 Document        By       first introduced                                                at March 2008

2.10 Departments to use recommended
     technology, for example:-                                  PB
                                                 PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2002
       - e-procurement systems; and                            CoPEs
        - construction collaboration software.
2.11 Departments to use lean project and                        PB
     financial approval chains.          PB(2005)26            GCCG          May 2002
                                                               CoPEs

2.12 Departments to adopt partnering and
     team working as appropriate, for                           PB
     example:-                           PB(2005)26            GCCG          May 2002
                                                               CoPEs
       - use of integrated supply teams; and
       - use of incentives to improve VFM.
2.13 Departments to adopt procurement                           PB
     strategies based on best value in whole PB(2005)26        GCCG          May 2002
     life costs and integrated supply chains.                  CoPEs

2.14 Sustainability Action Plan
       Achievement of targets set in the                        PB
       ‘Achieving Sustainability in Construction PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2002        Detail in Section 3 of this report   Detail in Section 3 of this report
       Procurement – Sustainability Action Plan’               CoPEs
       (SAP) as extended to March 2008.




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2. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan
                                                    Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                           Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                                Status by the end of August
                                                    Document        By       first introduced                                            at March 2008

2.15 Policy Framework for
     Construction Procurement
       The Procurement Board and PSG have
       committed their continuing support for the
                                                                   PB                           CPD to report to Procurement Board
       ‘Policy Framework for Construction
                                                    PB(2005)26    GCCG          May 2004        following receipt of these progress        Complete
       Procurement’. GCCG members will
                                                                  CoPEs                         reports from each AE Champion.
       strongly promote the policy framework
       within their areas of responsibility and
       report progress twice yearly to the
       Procurement Board on the application of
       the policy.
2.16 Procurement & Contract Strategies
       Departments to work with CPD/SIB to
       develop procurement and contract                            PB
       strategies for the delivery of ISNI and      PB(2005)26    GCCG          Apr 2005
       make this information available to the                     CoPEs
       construction market place. Departments
       should also work with SIB and CPD to
       improve client capability.




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2. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan
                                                      Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item                Policy/Initiative                                                             Status by the end of August
                                                      Document        By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

       Departments will implement the
       recommendations         of     ‘Achieving
       Excellence      in     Construction       –
       Procurement Guide 06 – Procurement
       and Contract Strategies’. In particular, all
       Government Construction Clients will                          PB
       develop procurement and contract               PB(2005)26    GCCG          Apr 2005
       strategies aligned to the preferred                          CoPEs
       integrated procurement routes (PFI,
       Prime Contracting or Design & Build).
       Traditional procurement routes will only
       be used if they demonstrably add value
       in comparison to the three recommended
       routes.
2.17 Additional activities
       Departments to assess their construction
       management capability by assessment
       against the Maturity Grid included in NAO                     PB
       report, “Improving Public Services             PB(2005)26    GCCG          Oct 2005
       through Better Construction” and agree                       CoPEs
       Action Plans to improve the required
       level of competence as a Construction
       Client organisation.

       Departments to seek third party                               PB
       surveillance of progress against the           PB(2005)26    GCCG          Oct 2005
       Action Plan, e.g., by Internal Audit.                        CoPEs




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3. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan – Sustainability Action Plan
                                                      Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item                Policy/Initiative                                                             Status by the end of August
                                                      Document        By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

       Achievement of targets set in the
       ‘Achieving Sustainability in Construction
       Procurement – Sustainability Action Plan’
       (SAP) as extended to March 2008.
3.1    Re-use existing built assets
       100% of projects to use ‘whole life cost’
       assessment as part of the technical                           PB
       appraisal for decision to build new or         PB(2005)26    GCCG          Nov 2003
       refurbish/re-use existing assets.                 SAP        CoPEs
       100% of projects to have criteria for                         PB
                                                      PB(2005)26
       evaluation of sustainability included in                     GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                         SAP
       procurement procedures.                                      CoPEs

3.2    Design for minimum waste                                      PB
       All projects to have plans to meet targets     PB(2005)26
                                                                    GCCG          Nov 2003
       in line with the Waste Management                 SAP
                                                                    CoPEs
       Strategy for Northern Ireland.
       100% of projects measure performance
                                                                     PB
       and report as part of post project reviews     PB(2005)26
                                                                    GCCG          Nov 2003
       against construction industry benchmarks          SAP
                                                                    CoPEs
       where established.

       Minimise energy in construction and
3.3
       in use
                                                                     PB
       All new projects to set targets for ‘in use’   PB(2005)26
                                                                    GCCG          Nov 2003
       energy consumption which meet at least            SAP
                                                                    CoPEs
       current best practice for construction
       type.


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3. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan – Sustainability Action Plan
                                                    Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                            Status by the end of August
                                                    Document        By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

       100% of projects to measure and report
                                                                   PB
       as part of post project reviews,             PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       performance against established energy          SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
       consumption benchmarks.

3.4    Do not pollute
                                                                   PB
                                                    PB(2005)26
       100% of projects include in the                            GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                       SAP
       specifications performance criteria for                    CoPEs
       contractors in relation to pollution.
3.5    Preserve and enhance bio-diversity
       Government bodies to take due account                       PB
                                                    PB(2005)26
       of the ‘Biodiversity in Northern Ireland –                 GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                       SAP
       Recommendations to Government for a                        CoPEs
       Biodiversity Strategy’.

       In planning new construction take all
                                                                   PB
       reasonable measures to protect habitat       PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       and species. Report actions taken in post       SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
       project reviews.

3.6    Conserve water resources
                                                                   PB
       Set targets for water consumption that       PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       meet at least current best practice for         SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
       construction type.

       100% of projects to measure and report
                                                                   PB
       as part of post project reviews,             PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       performance against water consumption           SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
       benchmarks.


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3. Achieving Excellence 2nd GCCG Action Plan – Sustainability Action Plan
                                                    Reference    Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item                 Policy/Initiative                                                          Status by the end of August
                                                    Document        By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

3.7    Respect for People
       100% of projects to have procedures for
       procurement which include criteria for the                  PB
                                                    PB(2005)26
       evaluation of competence, resources and                    GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                       SAP
       commitment of designers and contractors                    CoPEs
       in relation to health and safety, training
       and engagement with local communities.
                                                                   PB
       100% of projects to monitor user             PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       satisfaction following occupation.              SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
3.8    Set targets
       Review and up-date targets in                               PB
                                                    PB(2005)26
       Sustainability Action Plan at six-month                    GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                       SAP
       intervals and report biannually as part of                 CoPEs
       AENI updates.

       All new projects to carry out
       environmental       assessment      using
                                                                   PB
       BREEAM or equivalent. All new build          PB(2005)26
                                                                  GCCG          Nov 2003
       projects to achieve an ‘excellent‘ rating.      SAP
                                                                  CoPEs
       (Refurbishment Projects to achieve at
       least ‘very good’).

       Use existing and new Performance
       Indicators (for sustainability and respect                  PB
                                                    PB(2005)26
       for people as they are developed) to                       GCCG          Nov 2003
                                                       SAP
       monitor progress and continuous                            CoPEs
       improvement.



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  ‘Modernising Construction Procurement NI’ (NIAO 161/03, 3 March 2005)
4. NIAO Report - PSG Action Plan
       CENTRAL
       INITIATIVE/           NIAO REPORT                                                                                                        Forecast of Position
Item                                                                   PROPOSED ACTION                     Status by the end of August
       BEST            RECOMMENDATION/COMMENTS                                                                                                     at March 2008
       PRACTICE
4.1    Information    Accurate       and      comprehensive
       on             management information is essential       CPD is to request Finance Directors
                                                                                                        CPD will request details of grant
       Construction   to inform procurement policy. The         to provide returns for all construction                                              Complete
                                                                                                        spending on construction annually.
       Procurement    Report recommends that CPD gives          spend including grant funding.
       Spend          priority to putting in place processes
                      to gather information on construction
                      procurement spend. The Report also                                           Procurement and contracts strategies
                      recommends that information on                                               for most market sectors are in place.
                      expenditure on grants is also             CPD will work with SIB and the The remaining sector strategies are at
                      compiled.                                 Departments to develop processes an advanced stage and Departments                   Complete
                                                                that support the delivery of ISNI. are working with CPD and SIB to
                                                                                                   review progress on ISNI I and develop
                                                                                                   strategies for the delivery of ISNI II.

4.2    Achieving      The Report is very critical of the lack   CPD has the approval of the
       Excellence     of reporting by Departments on                                                   The Procurement Board approved the
                                                                Procurement Board to extend AE by
       for Northern   progress on their Action Plans and                                               2nd GCCG Action Plan at its meeting in
                                                                3 years. CPD is to discuss proposals
       Ireland        Implementation Programme.          The                                           October 2005, extending AE to March           Complete
                                                                to re-invigorate and extend AE with
                      Report recommends that CPD and                                                   2008.
                                                                the Procurement Board in April 2005.
                      GCCG take a more proactive role in
                      pushing the initiative forward. The
                      Report is also critical of GCCG’s
                                                                GCCG to report through CPD twice CPD to report to Procurement Board
                      monitoring of key performance
                                                                yearly to the Procurement Board on following receipt of these progress               Complete
                      indicators.    The Report further
                                                                AE Implementation Targets and KPIs. reports from each AE Champion.
                      recommends that the initiative
                      should be extended in time.



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  ‘Modernising Construction Procurement NI’ (NIAO 161/03, 3 March 2005)
4. NIAO Report - PSG Action Plan
       CENTRAL
       INITIATIVE/             NIAO REPORT                                                                                                         Forecast of Position
Item                                                                     PROPOSED ACTION                      Status by the end of August
       BEST              RECOMMENDATION/COMMENTS                                                                                                      at March 2008
       PRACTICE
       Achieving                                                                                      The Procurement Board approved the
       Excellence                                                 Proposals for new GCCG Action Plan nd
                                                                                                      2 GCCG Action Plan at its meeting in
       for Northern                                               and Implementation Programme to be                                                    Complete
                                                                                                      October 2005 which extends AE to
       Ireland                                                    submitted to the Procurement Board.
                                                                                                      March 2008.
       Contd..
                                                                                                        CPD is currently developing guidance
                        The Report notes that grants account      CPD is addressing this issue with the on those aspects of Achieving
                        for 27 per cent of the total              Procurement Board. The Report Excellence for NI that should be                        Complete
                        construction spend, most notably in       notes this progress.                  extended to grants.
                        terms of grants to Housing
                        Associations and voluntary and
                        maintained schools. The Report
                        recommends a review of the status         Departments with significant grant
                        of grant-giving and recommends            spending on construction (DSD, DE
                        specific consideration is given to how    DEL and DCAL) to work with CPD
                        the benefits of ‘Achieving Excellence’    and SIB to develop a procurement
                        could be extended to grants given for     strategy for their market sector that
                        the     purpose     of     construction   will follow the AE agenda.
                        procurement.
4.3    Achieving        The     Report welcomes     the CPD is reviewing the Action Plan
       Sustainability   development of the Sustainability against OGC Achieving Excellence in             The Procurement Board endorsed the
                        Action Plan.                      Construction       –        Procurement         extension of the Sustainability Action
                                                          Guidance 11 – Sustainability. It is             Plan to March 2008 at its meeting in
                                                                                                                                                        Complete
                                                          proposed to incorporate the Action              October 2005. This extension is aimed
                                                          Plan into the extended ‘Achieving               at driving further development of
                                                          Excellence for NI’ initiative.                  sustainable construction processes.




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  ‘Modernising Construction Procurement NI’ (NIAO 161/03, 3 March 2005)
4. NIAO Report - PSG Action Plan
       CENTRAL
       INITIATIVE/          NIAO REPORT                                                                                                             Forecast of Position
Item                                                                PROPOSED ACTION                     Status by the end of August
       BEST           RECOMMENDATION/COMMENTS                                                                                                          at March 2008
       PRACTICE
4.4    Gateway       The Report notes that no                                                      Further proposals are being prepared
       Review        construction projects had been          CPD has commenced a review of the     by CPD to focus the application of the
       Process       submitted to the Gateway Controller     implementation of the Gateway         Gateway Review process. Proposals,
                                                                                                                                          Reapplication of Gateway Review policy
                     for review. The Report recommends       Review Process and will discuss       for consideration by GCCG, include
                                                                                                                                          complete
                     that Departments should fully           proposals with the Procurement        establishing a financial threshold of
                     participate in the Gateway Review       Board in April 2005.                  £10m above which all projects will be
                     process both in terms of carrying out                                         subject to Gateway Review.
                     reviews on projects and providing
                     staff for review teams.              Risk Potential Assessments (RPA) to (Please attach any outstanding RPA
                                                          be calculated for all projects and data previously requested by CPD to
                                                          Gateway Reviews undertaken for all this report)
                     The Report recommends that DFP projects scoring 31 or more, or at
                     take a proactive role in encouraging least one at 25 per Dept. per year.
                     participation.
                                                          GCCG members to prepare Gateway (Please attach a copy of your project
                                                          Review strategy (including process review/ management procedures)
                                                          for management of low risk projects)
                                                          for their Department/sector.

                     The Report is critical of the
                     proposals for projects classified as
                     low risk under the Risk Potential                                            GGCG and PPG will review proposals
                     Assessment.          The        Report Proposals for low risk projects to be for low risk projects on receipt of GCCG            Proposals agreed
                     recommends that proposals for low agreed by GCCG & PPG.                      members’ strategies.
                     risk projects are reconsidered.




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      ‘Modernising Construction Procurement NI’ (NIAO 161/03, 3 March 2005)
4. NIAO Report - PSG Action Plan
        CENTRAL
        INITIATIVE/           NIAO REPORT                                                                                               Forecast of Position
Item                                                                    PROPOSED ACTION                   Status by the end of August
        BEST            RECOMMENDATION/COMMENTS                                                                                            at March 2008
        PRACTICE
4.5     Rethinking     The Report notes the decision by          CPD will engage with DSD who will
        Construction   DFP to focus on NI participation in the   bring forward proposals on this issue.
        Initiatives    Movement for Innovation (M4i)             CPD notes that social housing
                       initiative only. The Report is critical   attracts the second largest spend in
                       of the non-participation in the Housing   ISNI and are currently discussing the
                       Forum given that although 3,000           procurement strategy for social
                       houses were built by Housing              housing with DSD.
                       Associations in three years only one
                                                                 The feasibility of using   integrated
                       housing project was submitted to M4i.
                                                                 supply chain frameworks    to deliver
                                                                 social housing projects     is being
                                                                 considered as part           of the
                                                                 procurement strategy.

                       The Report recommends that                DSD to prepare strategy for
                       consideration is given to Northern        engagement with Housing Forum and
                       Ireland’s participation in the Housing    the Constructing Excellence Centre
                       Forum.                                    for NI (CENI).

4.6     Integration of The Report recommends that CPD CPD to seek further endorsement of Integrated procurement routes have
                                                                                                                                             Complete
        Design         ensures that all CoPEs are made fully preferred integrated procurement been repeatedly promoted through
                       aware of preferred integrated routes from Procurement Board.           Procurement Board, PPG and GCCG.
                       procurement routes.




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  ‘Modernising Construction Procurement NI’ (NIAO 161/03, 3 March 2005)
4. NIAO Report - PSG Action Plan
       CENTRAL
       INITIATIVE/          NIAO REPORT                                                                                                           Forecast of Position
Item                                                                PROPOSED ACTION                      Status by the end of August
       BEST           RECOMMENDATION/COMMENTS                                                                                                        at March 2008
       PRACTICE
                                                             CPD to ensure Procurement Board The second GCCG Action Plan
                                                             endorsement is understood by endorsed by the Procurement Board
                                                             CoPEs.                          specifically   requires   Government
                                                                                             Construction Clients to develop
                                                                                             procurement and contract strategies
                                                                                                                                                        Complete
                                                                                             aligned to the preferred integrated
                                                                                             procurement routes (PFI, Prime
                                                                                             Contracting or Design & Build).
                                                                                                    All CoPEs have been advised.
4.7    Performance   OGC is to carry out further work on     Produce VFM measurement toolkit        CPD Guidance Note 01/05
       Measurement   the definition of methodology for                                              Issued Aug 05                                       Complete
                                                             and guidance.
                     calculating VFM gains. The Report
                     recommends that DFP monitors the        Implement reliable systems to report
                     outcome of this work and considers it                                          Web based reporting database in place
                                                             VFM gains to CPD using guidance                                                            Complete
                     for incorporation in any future                                                and training provided for CoPEs
                                                             and ensure adequate training given.
                     guidance.
                                                      CoPES to implement reliable systems (Please confirm that VFM gains are
                     The Report recommends that to measure and report VFM gains to being proactively identified and the
                     reliable systems are in place to CPD.                                CPD database is up to date)
                     produce KPIs and VFM gains and
                     adequate training given.

                                                             CoPEs to implement reliable systems
                                                             to measure and report KPIs on all      Detail in section 2.6 of this report    Detail in section 2.6 of this report
                                                             projects above £250k.




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5. Constructionline
                                                   Reference   Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                          Status by the end of August
                                                   Document       By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

5.1    Constructionline pre-qualification to be
       used for all contractors and consultants
                                                                GCCG/
       tendering for Public Sector works                                      Oct 2002
                                                                CoPEs
       contracts under EU Threshold (includes
       grant-funded projects).

5.2    Extension to include pre-qualification
       and selection of contractors for projects
                                                                CoPEs         Oct 2006
       <£30k (Consultants under £5k) and
       second tier suppliers by specification.




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6. Buildsafe-NI
                                                   Reference      Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                             Status by the end of August
                                                   Document          By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

6.1    Action 2
                                                     GCCG
       Include contract condition that all                         GCCG/
                                                       First                     Dec 2004
       operatives possess evidence of                              CoPEs
                                                   Buildsafe-NI
       appropriate H&S training.                   Action Plan
6.2    Action 3 (Supersedes Action 1)
                                                   GCCG First
       Include requirement that all contractors    Buildsafe-NI
       seeking to tender for public sector                         GCCG/
                                                   Action Plan                   Apr 2006
       contracts (under EU Threshold) have                         CoPEs
                                                    Guidance
       third party accreditation of their H&S          Note
       management system.

       Include requirement within specification    GCCG First
       for public sector contracts (above EU       Buildsafe-NI
                                                                   GCCG/
       Threshold) that contractor is required to   Action Plan                   Apr 2006
                                                                   CoPEs
       achieve third party accreditation of H&S     Guidance
       management system.                              Note

       Complete rigorous assessment of H&S         GCCG First
       as part of procurement process.             Buildsafe-NI    GCCG/
                                                   Action Plan                   Apr 2006
                                                                   CoPEs
                                                    Guidance
                                                       Note
6.3    Action 4                                      GCCG
       Include condition that the Principal          Second        GCCG/
                                                                                 Apr 2005
       Contractor provides a report on H&S at      Buildsafe-NI    CoPEs
       each site meeting.                          Action Plan



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6. Buildsafe-NI
                                                    Reference      Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                              Status by the end of August
                                                    Document          By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

6.4    Action 5
       Selection criteria for consultant to           GCCG
       require a rating of not less than 2 in all     Second        GCCG/
                                                                                 April 2005
       categories of the HSENI’s Self-              Buildsafe-NI    CoPEs
       Assessment of Commitment to Duties           Action Plan
       under the CDM Regulations.

6.5    Action 6                                       GCCG
       To ensure that public sector                   Second
                                                                    GCCG         April 2005
       construction staff possess evidence of       Buildsafe-NI
       appropriate health and safety training.      Action Plan




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7. Sustainable Construction Group Guidance
                                                     Reference   Endorsed   Date commitment                                   Forecast of Position
Item               Policy/Initiative                                                            Status by the end of August
                                                     Document       By       first introduced                                    at March 2008

7.1    Roles and Responsibilities of CPD,                          PB
       GCCG, and CoPEs in relation to                SCG GN 1     GCCG         April 2006
       sustainable construction.                                  CoPEs

7.2    A minimum of 10% of the material value                      PB
       of the project should derive from                          GCCG         April 2006
                                                     SCG GN 2
       recycled or reused content.                                CoPEs

7.3    Minimisation and proper disposal of
                                                                   PB
       construction, demolition and excavation
                                                                  GCCG
       waste in public procurement contracts         SCG GN 3                  April 2006
                                                                  CoPEs
       and requirement for Site Waste
       Management Plans.

7.4    Promote the reuse and recycling of bulk
       inert materials in construction in order to
       reduce consumption of natural                               PB
       resources, energy, transport costs and        SCG GN 4     GCCG         April 2006
       waste going to landfill and report                         CoPEs
       biannually to CPD reused/recycled
       content.

7.5    Considerate Constructors Scheme
                                                                  GCCG
       All sites above £200k to be registered        SCG GN 5                   Oct 2006
                                                                  CoPEs
       with Considerate Constructors' Scheme




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