This is a great step for the industry. A quarter of councils use PAS91 (the UK standard pre-qualification questionnaire), and a third use the government's standard questionnaire.
Interestingly though, the survey from Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group the says that it could find little evidence of standard marking schemes, which has to be the next big step to enable the industry to learn bid to bid, and to continue to irradiate bias marking from public bodies.
According to the findings from a survey of almost 200 English councils 27% of local authorities are now using the PAS 91 standard pre-qualification questionnaire exclusively. A further 36% are using the standard questionnaire published by the Crown Commercial Service.