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Capita is preferred Gas Safe bidder

UK: Capita will continue to operate the official register of engineers licensed to undertake gas work on behalf of the HSE.

Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services (CGRAS) was declared the preferred bidder to provide Gas Safe registration services from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2024.

The contract award is now subject to a statutory 10-day standstill period in which other companies can contest the decision.

CGRAS will continue its provision of the service having operated the Register since 2009 but with several service enhancements.

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Regulation, said: “During the procurement process we received several strong bids and we are pleased with the interest the tender opportunity generated.

“The bid from Capita/CGRAS was the strongest on cost and quality and we are confident they will continue to raise the standards of gas safety and provide a gas safe home for everyone.”

The Gas Safe Register has around 132,000 registered engineers and 75,000 registered businesses who are deemed competent to work legally on gas appliances and installations.

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