Once registered for FREE in SSiFM’s Business Directory, any company is eligible to become an Approved Specialist Contractor. There are many benefits to becoming an Approved Specialist Contractor, the most significant being immediate inclusion in our Ticket System whereby all Approved Specialist Contractors are considered for live work opportunities.
SSiFM have 3 Specialist Categories – Bronze, Silver and Gold
BRONZE – Approved Specialist Contractors
All Bronze Approved Specialist Contractors in SSiFM’s Business Directory have been through SSiFM’s On-Boarding assessment. We review insurance details, risk assessments and method statements and these documents are then uploaded to our database and can be easily accessed by interested parties through our portal. All Bronze Approved Specialist Contractors are also automatically included in our Ticket System and considered for live work opportunities.
SILVER – Approved Specialist Contractors
All Silver Approved Specialist Contractors are audited by SSiFM which gives further reassurance to potential partners using the Ticket System. SSiFM audit includes a client site visit and premises site visit. This is to confirm quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction.
GOLD – Approved Specialist Contractors
All Gold Approved Specialist Contractors have been through Bronze and Silver status however, in order to obtain Gold Status, the Specialist Contractor must obtain x10 positive reviews (feedback) scoring 4 stars + from work secured through SSiFM’s Ticket System.
In order to retain Gold status, this rating must be maintained. If an Approved Specialist Contractors is to drop their rating below 4 stars they would automatically drop back to Silver Status. This approach is designed to promote continuous improvement and helps to drive Best Practice behaviours from all our Approved Specialist Contractors, so helping to improve the FM Industry.
At SSiFM we take client feedback very seriously. Our mission is to push efficiencies and drive effectiveness into the heart of the FM industry. To enable us to rate our Approved Specialist Contractors fairly we restrict feedback only to works raised through SSiFM’s Ticket System.
Feedback provided by ‘The Client’ directly scores SSiFM’s Approved Specialist Contactors. As each score determines where the Approved Specialist Contractor will rank on the Business Directory, this is a great incentive for them to provide a high-level of service.
THE BETTER THE WORK THE HIGHER UP THE RANKINGS THEY GO!
Approved Specialist Contractor £100 + VAT
Bronze Status Benefits:
Live Work Opportunities
|Considered for live projects through SSiFM’s Live Ticket System|
Approved Supplier Access to SSiFM Ticket System
|Direct exposure to Property & FM clients|
|Company Webpage, Logo and Website links|
|Vetted by SSiFM. Our clients trust, value and respect our processes.|
Document Display Area
|Accreditations, Policies, Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Insurance Details (easily accessible by interested parties)|
|Access to Business Directory|
FM Best Practice Support
|Free expert guidance and advice – we know what FM clients look for in a supplier|
Silver Status Eligibility
|With which brings further reassurance to all users of the Ticket System|
SILVER – Approved Specialist Contractor £1000 + VAT
In addition to all Bronze Status benefits, Silver Status gives further reassurance to all users of the Ticket System that you the Approved Specialist has gone through SSiFM’s 2-day Audit process.
|Client site visit to formally verify quality of workmanship and relationship management|
|Site visit to confirm order of Specialist’s own facilities|
Gold Status Eligibility
|The highest SSiFM Accolade|
GOLD – Approved Specialist Contractor FREE + Achieved through positive feedback for quality work
In addition to all Bronze and Silver Status
Highest SSiFM Accolade
|Rated by FM Professionals and users of SSiFM’s Ticket System|
Benefits of Using SSiFM’s Approved Specialist Contractors and SSiFM’s Ticket System
|Economies of scale|
Full access to SSiFM Business Directory
|Access to multiple Approved Contractors, Supplier, Vendors and Providers – A fully procured, monitored and continually developed Preferred Supplier List (PSL)|
Economies of Scale
|Immediate access to National and Local resource|
Clear 2-Way Communication
|Through automated Ticket System|
Project Risks Reduction
|SSiFM resource on standby to replace any unforeseen issues|
24/7 National Helpdesk
|03450 519 187|
Safe, secure and honest Specialist Supplier list for Facilities Management Contractors and Professionals
|Free Business Directory|
REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A BRONZE APPROVED SPECIALIST?
SSiFM check the following areas and ensure specific standards are met in order to become a Bronze Status Specialist Supplier:
- COMPANY REGISTRATION VERIFICATION
- INSURANCE INFORMATION – CONFIRM INSURANCE DOCUMENTS ARE DISPLAYED
- HEALTH & SAFETY – CONFIRM SAMPLE RAMS ARE DISPLAYED
- ACCREDITATIONS – CONFIRM THE CORRECT ACCREDITATION’S ARE DISPLAYED
- SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS – CONFIRM AGREED SERVICE LEVELS
- QUALITY – UNDERSTAND CURRENT QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROCESS
- POLICIES – CONFIRM POLICIES ARE DISPLAYED
- COMMUNICATIONS (AGENT / TICKET SYSTEM) – COMPLETE TRAINING
- THE SSIFM CODE – OBTAIN SIGN OFF AND COMPLETE INDUCTIONS
- FINANCIAL – CONFIRM FINANCIAL DETAIL HAS BEEN SUBMITTED