CAF Contractor Prequalification is being developed to accompany the CAF building certification scheme. It is designed to facilitate CAF building certification at the portfolio level. CAF Prequalification is currently in pilot phase and has not yet been launched to market. Three companies have been awarded CAF Prequalification status through the pilot phase thus far; BIC Services, Consolidated Cleaning Services and ISS Facility Services.
The process of CAF Prequalification involves an assessment of the adequacy of a cleaning contractor’s management and HR systems to facilitate compliance with the CAF 3 Star Standard at the building level, if implemented appropriately.
CAF prequalification is designed to create efficiencies in the CAF audit process where a cleaning contractor has contracts in place at several sites undergoing CAF building certification, or where a property owner will seek certification of a portfolio of assets. A CAF prequalified cleaning contractor can provide documents that apply across the organisation just once during the prequalification assessment, so that building certification assessments with that contractor can focus more specifically on the implementation of good and best practices policies and procedures at the site level.