At the end of 2016, I took the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This had two objectives: developing my knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety, and enhancing my bid writing capabilities through a more detailed understanding of the practical application of safe systems of work.
If you have recently tendered for a public sector contract, you will have noticed some changes in the first round of the process. The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) phase has now been replaced by a new preliminary standard selection form. Dictated by a template designed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the selection questionnaire (SQ) will now be used in all supplier selection in public procurement.