Assessment types

In order to achieve a CEEQUAL Award, the project team (or whom ever is leading the CEEQUAL Assessment: Client, Designer or Contractor) will need to first choose the type of Award they would like to achieve and then choose what Assessment they would like to use in order to reach their Award.

Both the Award and Assessment type will be stated on the final Award certificate.

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Projects

Currently, CEEQUAL Assessments for Projects (both UK & Ireland, or Internationally-based) are available under Version 5 of the overarching methodology. Version 5 completed the transition of CEEQUAL as an environmental assessment and awards scheme (Version 4) to a sustainability assessment and awards scheme. Due to the vast difference between Version 4 to Version 5, CEEQUAL is offering two types of Assessments for project teams to achieve a CEEQUAL Award:

  • Sustainability Strategy & Performance Assessment (assessing to Sections 1-9)
  • Sustainability Performance Assessment (assessing to Sections 2-9).

The difference between the two available Assessments is whether the project team would wish to assess their project using the newly added ‘Project Strategy’ section included for the first time as part of Version 5.

The Project Strategy section (which is optional) assesses how the project team has related their project to the wider sustainability agenda surrounding civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and their contribution to ‘sustainable development’.

Term Contracts

Currently, CEEQUAL Assessments for Term Contracts are available under Version 5 of the overarching methodology. Unlike the Projects scheme, there are just two types of Assessment and Awards available for the Term Contracts Scheme. These are independent of whether the works are assessed using the Maintenance Assessment Manual, the Construction Assessment Manual or a combination.

  • Whole Team Award & Assessment – available for use when the client mandates the use of CEEQUAL on a contract. Under this award Section 1: Client Contract Strategy is mandatory and the contract is assessed using Sections 1 to 9.
  • Delivery Award & Assessment – available for where the contractor(s) and designer(s) making up the contract delivery team wish to use CEEQUAL to assess their performance without the direct instruction or involvement of the Client. With this award, Section 1: Client Contract Strategy is omitted from the assessment and the delivery team assess their performance only against Sections 2 to 9.

The difference between the two available Assessments is whether the project team would wish to assess their project using the newly added ‘Contract Strategy’ section included for the first time as part of Version 5.

The Contract Strategy section (which is optional) assesses how the project team has related their project to the wider sustainability agenda surrounding civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and their contribution to ‘sustainable development’.

Contract Teams may need to discuss with CEEQUAL which Manual(s) is best suited for their needs. Please contact Ian Nicholson (Tel: +44 (0)1509 363 101)