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Tōtika - cross-recognition for Health and Safety
pre-qualification in the New Zealand construction industry

Background

Pre-qualification and assessment of health and safety is an important part of the procurement process. Before Tōtika, there was no common standard for pre-qualification resulting in many proprietary and internal pre-qualification schemes. Creating inefficiency in the supply chain because suppliers had to repeatedly pre-qualify against different schemes and standards. This repeated and duplicated effort wastes time and money for both clients and contractors. There is a strong desire within the industry alike for a common pre-qualification standard and streamlined pre-qualification process; Tōtika has been developed to deliver these outcomes.

What is Tōtika? It creates a fair and equitable scheme with the objective that suppliers only need to pre-qualify ONCE instead of duplicating effort for each new client and opportunity through:

  • One universal standard – which provides a single source and a common view for H&S pre-qualification
  • One cross recognition framework – that recognises external audits of suppliers as an alternative
  • External assessment and certificate schemes – through recognition of ISO 45001 certification, Safe + onsite assessments, and Q-Safe certification
  • It is an evolution – it is the next step to streamlining H&S pre-qualification criteria for procurement purposes

What it isn't. Tōtika is not just another pre-qualification system, it is a single framework that brings all health and safety pre-qualifications together under one umbrella to make the process cheaper and quicker for everyone. Tōtika does not absolve a buyers/clients responsibility for health and safety, nor does it guarantee any supplier capability of doing a job. Tōtika is not for profit and so any surplus after costs will be used for the benefit of industry.

Details on the contractor/supplier grading process are available within the scheme rules document. If you do not agree with the category you have been allocated you may submit an appeal to info@chasnz.org  Tōtika will consider this appeal and discuss the decision with you.
Tōtika registration is free and only takes a few minutes.  Simply click on the registration button, provide some basic information about your business and answer a few simple questions. The schemes operates in line with the Tōtika Scheme rules

When your current pre-qualification or certification expires in the future:

  • you will receive an automatic email notification; and on re-registration; and
  • you will be asked the categorisation questions again; this is in case anything has changed since the business last registered.

Tōtika Buyers & Suppliers Portal

Clients and Buyers

  • Annual Fee $1000
  • Search the register
  • Set up auto .csv import of the register
  • Access contractor/supplier information

Contractors and Suppliers
(Suppliers of services)

  • No registration fees
  • Quick and easy registration process
  • Find your supplier category
  • Understand accepted assessments and certifications
  • Upload key documents and set expiries

Suppliers and Buyers (Contractors with Supply Chains)

  • Annual Fee $1000
  • Both client and supplier functionality

Tōtika Scheme Rules

Tōtika Standard Requirements
with Guidance

Tōtika Scheme Core Criteria

Tōtika Questionnaire Guidance and Minimum Evidence Required

Do you operate pre-qualification schemes?

For Member Assessment Scheme information, click here. This does not apply to suppliers or client organisations.

Scheme: Qualify365 by Safe365®
Accreditation: Gold
Website: www.safe365global.com
Contact Email: qualify365@safe365global.com  



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+IMPAC PREQUAL
Accreditation: Gold
Website: www.prequal.co.nz
Contact Email:
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