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Exor deal helps ECA contractors get public sector work

The Electrical Contractors Association, ECA, has smoothed the path towards wider public sector accreditation for its members by partnering with Exor Management Services.
By teaming up with Exor, the independent accreditation body for suppliers and contractors to the public sector, ECA members can apply for inclusion on the Exor database at special rates. Once accredited, members will be offered spaces in their categories on databases currently being used by Exor clients.

The announcement made on December 5, will make members more visible to local government officers using Exor's procurement and supplier selection software for posting new contract opportunities and making contractor selection decisions.

Exor provides accreditation and services to more than 120 Public Sector Authorities (PSAs) in the UK. The ECA represents the interests of 2,800 member companies involved in electrical installation work.

Ian McKinnon, managing director for Exor ' This reflects our ambition to open up the government market to proven suppliers, and reduce the barriers to access and selection. This strategy is further reinforced by our new status as a Trustmark scheme provider - a fact we have in common with the ECA. Forming a relationship with the ECA, a recognised and well-respected trade association, brings recognition and respect for our joint organisations, as well as many benefits for those companies that attain our joint accreditation.'

The ECA's member companies have an annual turnover of more than £5 billion, employ over 30,000 operatives and support 8,000 apprentices in craft training.

7 December 2007


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