Contractor pre-qualification scheme

​​Multiple Councils throughout New Zealand have teamed up with SHE Health and Safety Software NZ Ltd to develop a streamlined pre-qualification process. The system is available to all Councils throughout New Zealand to pre-qualify contractors. This will ensure Councils are using contractors who operate with effective health and safety management systems and are holding current and relevant insurances. 

​​This system will help us meet our responsibilities to ensure that contractors, working for or on Council assets and/or supplying services, have effective health and safety management systems to prevent harm to people and the environment or damage to property.​

Benefits to contractors:

  • ​Easier system that will enable contractors to be pre-qualified for multiple Councils through the one process
  • Improved relationships between contractors and Councils
  • C​ontributing to the WorkSafe New Zealand’s Statement of Intent strategy to reduce injuries by 2020
This process requires contractors and sub-contractors who carry out services for (participating) Councils, to apply to become pre-qualified every two years, with insurance renewals conducted annually. Should these expire in the system, Councils will not allow you to carry out work for them until renewals are received.

The fees (paid online through SHE) are:

​Less than five employees​$280
​Between five and 24 employees​$525
​25 and more employees$1025
​Insurance renewalsNo cost

Approved contractor database

As contractors become pre-qualified, company/industry details will be accessible on an approved contractor database.​​ This provides visibility to contractors and council staff to identify who is approved, assisting with the tendering process and council procurement. ​​


Commence your application 

For more information, read our FAQ's​​ (PDF 814KB)

If you have any questions, please email​

This process is being handled by the Waikato Local Authorit​y Shared Services using an internationally recognised portal. 

Page reviewed: 30 Jan 2019 3:40pm