The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that Capita has been re-selected to manage the Gas Safe Register for the next five years.

Following a robust public procurement process, Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services (CGRAS) – a division of Capita Plc – was declared the preferred bidder to provide Gas Safe registration services from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2024.

The contract award is now subject to a statutory 10-day standstill period in which other companies can contest the decision.

As part of the new contract, Capita will deliver a new digital platform, providing an electronic register, enhanced contact centre, website and mobile application. It will also increase inspections of gas installations and drive broader consumer awareness about gas safety.

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Regulation, said: “The bid from Capita/CGRAS was the strongest on cost and quality and we are confident they will continue to raise the standards of gas safety and provide a gas safe home for everyone.”

Jon Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Capita, said: “We are delighted to continue operating the Gas Safe Register as the Health and Safety Executive’s partner of choice. This new contract is an example of our expertise in harnessing digital technologies to deliver critical and specialist public services and reflects Capita’s important role as a strategic partner to government, delivering tangible benefits for the public sector.”