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New SELECT workshop offers an invaluable insight into tendering

SELECT is set to host a helpful workshop on tendering, working in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme (SDP). The Level 1 (Beginner) workshop will help Members begin to look at the tender process in detail, and deliver the knowledge needed to start bidding for public contracts. The first workshop will be held at The Walled Garden in Penicuik on … Continued

Derek Mackay to make keynote speech at SBCC conference

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC), which will focus on the economic issues currently affecting the industry. The afternoon address by Mr Mackay (pictured above) will centre around the findings of the Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work. The … Continued

Places still available for FREE payments advice

Places are still available for an upcoming FREE seminar about industry payments and practices. Hosted by SEC Group Chief Executive Professor Rudi Klein, the update will give invaluable advice about payment in the construction sector, including the future of retentions and the use of project bank accounts. The event, entitled An Update On Where We … Continued

Fiona: Industry regulation would mean happier and safer consumers

Stricter regulation of the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on Scotland’s economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety, SELECT’s Fiona Harper told radio listeners this week. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, our Head of Employment Affairs welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians, … Continued

More speed less paperwork as declarations go digital

SELECT declarations have gone digital as we continue to cut back on paperwork to make life easier for Members. Thanks to our new online system, all Member declarations can now be submitted to SELECT via email, replacing the multiple forms which previously need to be filled out by hand and returned by post. The new … Continued

Free risk assessment software now used by over 100 SELECT Members

More than 100 SELECT Members are now using the free risk assessment software provided in partnership with the Building Safety Group (BSG). An increasing number of firms are using the simple-to-use templates to complete online assessments to help their business remain compliant with HSE regulations. More than 80 different types of assessments are available – … Continued

Take our quick survey on payment and mental health

SELECT Members are being invited to take part in a quick survey about payment and mental health. This poll is being run in association with the Prompt Payment Directory and 29 other UK construction industry bodies, including SELECT. Aimed at business owners, CEOs and managers, it contains just 12 questions and will only take a … Continued

Nominees are revealed for SELECT Awards 2019

The shortlist for this year’s SELECT Awards has been revealed after a record number of entrants put their names forward for the annual event. The final winners for 2019 will be announced at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday 11 October. The judging panel faced a tough task to narrow … Continued

SBCC offers contract subscription service as it launches new website

The Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has launched a new website that offers a wealth of practical advice and help. The new site will enable visitors to discover exactly how the pan-industry body provides definitive guidance on building contracts and construction law in Scotland. As well as easy navigation and an engaging format, www.scottishbuildingcontracts.com offers … Continued

SELECT voices concerns against reverse VAT charges

SELECT is among 15 leading UK construction bodies which have written to the UK Government to share serious concerns regarding the implementation of reverse VAT charges and call for a delay in implementing the new rules. HMRC plans to introduce VAT Reverse Charging on the majority of construction-related services from 1 October. Companies who are … Continued