Contractor Competency

What is ConCom?

The Humber Contractor Competency Forum was formed in 1999 by a group of collaborating clients and supporting contractors to establish and develop high standards of competency for companies and their employees working on the Humber Bank process industry sites.

The Concom team carries out an audit (usually every 2 years) on contractors who are working on, or clients are intending to use, on their sites using an audit template agreed by the client group. The audit report and data is then made available to all the client members so that the contractor is only audited once, regardless of how many of the clients they currently work for.

Concom supports contractors in improving theirs systems and competency by promoting and sharing best practice and providing training targeted at areas found to be weak during system or site audits. Concom is a collaborative and supportive tool promoting continual improvement.

PreQual & PreVal

The Humber Pre-Qualification scheme (PreQual) is a joint part of ConCom where the client companies share a common Pre-Qualification Questionnaire template and nominate new suppliers/contractors to be pre-qualified. The Concom team will review the evidence and reports the outcome of the PQQ to all clients in the scheme, ensuring a consistent and streamlined approached.

Contractors are nominated for a PreQual by a client company, the client pays a fee per PreQual to CATCH, it is free to the contractor.

A new scheme called PreVal (short for Pre-Validation) has been introduced which gives companies interested in working for the Humber bank industries a first opportunity to be Pre-validated to our Clients PQQ standards. In this situation the contractor pays for the PreVal and the outcome is reported and shared with the clients, just like PreQual.

A number of companies have successfully completed PreVal and are now working for clients along in the Humber process industries.

For more information about PreQual or PreVal please contact or on call 01469 552844.

Join ConCom

Membership of the scheme for clients is by acceptance of the principles of Concom, the responsibilities of client members and payment of the appropriate annual membership fee (starting at £2,250).
Membership for contractors is by a nomination from a client member only and payment of a the appropriate annual membership fee (starting at £250)

For more information on our membership please contact the team at or telephone 01469 552830.

Key Features of our Schemes:

– Forum meets monthly (clients attend each month, contractors every other month)
– Audits are carried out by a Concom Auditor accompanied by a client auditor
– Contractors are audited once every 2 years
– Shared access to audit results for clients (via
– Access to audit report history
– Sharing best practice
– Contractor receives a single audit to satisfy all clients
– The Contractor Competency Forum operate three joint schemes – Concom, PreQual and PreVal.

Key Advantages to Contractors

– Single audit for over 20 clients in the Humber
– Development support
– Shared information on safety & competence issues
– Joint approach to common issues

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Key Advantages to Clients

Shared contractor auditing resource
Collective regional voice
Joint approach to common issues
Database of pre-audited contractors
Shared information on safety & competency issues
Common scheme across the Humber process industries

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ConCom Portal

Access to the ConCom portal is for members only
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View our list of client members here.

For more information please contact or telephone 01469 552826


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