This document has been developed by Council for use by our contractors. It should be used as a guide to assist with the understanding of health and safety practices in relation to contracting. It also formalises our commitment to work with contractors in a concerted effort to consult, co-operate and coordinate on risk management. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call your WRC contact, or the WRC Health & Safety Team.
Waikato and Bay of Plenty Councils have teamed up with SHE Software NZ Ltd to develop a new streamlined pre-qualification process. The system will be made available to all Councils throughout New Zealand to pre-qualify contractors. This will ensure Councils are using contractors who operate with effective health and safety management systems and are holding current and relevant insurances.
This system will help us meet our responsibilities to ensure that contractors, working for or on Council assets and/or supplying services, have effective health and safety management systems to prevent harm to people and the environment or damage to property.
Benefits to contractors include:
The fees (paid online) are:
|Number of employees||Fee (excl GST)|
|Less than five||$180|
|Between five and twenty-four||$400|
|Twenty-five and more||$900|
Insurance renewals - $25 per insurance type per year (excl GST)
As contractors become pre-qualified, company/industry details will be accessible on a database. This provides visibility to contractors and Council staff to identify who is approved, assisting with the tendering process and Council procurement.
This process is being handled by the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services using an internationally recognised portal.
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Please ensure you have an email address prior to commencing your application as this will be required to complete the process.
TIP: Consider setting up a folder on your desktop to save all evidence required to enable easy uploading into the application.