The latest version of the Common Assessment Standard has been published following extensive consultation with members and the wider industry. Version 3 includes new questions on sustainability, diversity and cyber security, as well as a revised section on Information Management to reflect the recently updated IPA mandate. Designed to raise the bar in assessing the competence of the supply chain, the Common Assessment Standard is reviewed every year to reflect the latest legislation, industry requirements and good practice, ensuring they are integrated into how the sector operates.
With a growing number of organisations using the Common Assessment Standard for their PQ requirements, members of the supply chain can obtain certification from any one of four Recognised Assessment Bodies ‐ Achilles, CHAS, Constructionline or CQMS ‐ in order to tender for work with them.
AFI members can access discount on CHAS fees, including for the Common Assessment Standard, known as CHAS Elite.