All audits taking place on and after 1 January 2020 must require FORS accreditation throughout contracted services that are delivered on behalf of the FORS operator.
The requirement applies to new contracts only and requires operators to demonstrate that they are planning to introduce a flow-down clause in all new contracts awarded from the date of their reapproval audit.
The transitional provision coming to an end is shown below:
Gold G9 Contracted services
This requirement applies to new contracts only
|Audit date||14/01/19 – 31/12/19||01/01/20 onwards|
|Requirement||Plan for incorporating a flow down clause in all new contracts awarded from date of re-approval audit||Flow down clause incorporated in all new contracts awarded since previous re-approval audit|
To help prepare for your audit, use the FORS Bronze Audit Toolkit, the Going for Silver and Going for Gold web pages and the version 5 special FAQs. In addition, there are FREE Going for Bronze, and Going for Silver and Gold workshops available to book.
To view the FORS Standard version 5, click here.