Benefits to Buyers

Reduces Risks

Using a SPE member offers peace of mind. All SPE members have to adere to a Code of Practice which stipulates that all members must meet the required standards of experience, proficiency and commercial experience.

Contract Ready

SPE Members are the suppliers most likely to meet buyers’ qualification criteria. Because many of these criteria are in SPE’s conditions of membership buyers can be confident that SPE Members will meet their supplier conditions.

Independant Mediation

SPE’s Mediation Service for resolving disputes is FREE! Buyers and Members benefit from SPE’s FREE ‘Independent SPE Mediation Service’ in the event of a dispute with an SPE member supplier – at no cost(a charge applies if a site visit is required). This is only available to clients who buy from SPE members and to SPE Members.

Financially Sound

An SPE Members must be financially sound so as to meet tender criteria. Buyers will know that to be a member, SPE Members must be financially sound enough to be on clients’ tender lists.

Benefits to Members

Representation

SPE provides a channel of communication for the Industry with Government. On behalf of members, SPE are working with Sport England on the enforcement of a Code of Practice that they have agreed to and signed.

Code of Practice

The SPE Code of Practice is designed for best value with fewest risks. Members benefit from having a well-defined Code of Practice designed to deliver best Value to clients and minimise all risks to users, clients and SPE Members. This could help reduce litigation risks.

Independant Mediation

SPE’s Mediation Service for resolving disputes is FREE! Buyers and Members benefit from SPE’s FREE ‘Independent SPE Mediation Service’ in the event of a dispute with a SPE member supplier – at no cost. This is only available to clients who buy from SPE members and to SPE Members.

Buyer Preferences

Buyers are becoming more aware of the benefits of selecting SPE Members. As buyers are becoming more aware of the benefits to them of buying from SPE Members they are more likely to prefer and progressively specify a SPE Member.

Links with BSI Product Services

Through the Federation of Sports and Play Associations, SPE members can benefit with the Federation’s official partnership with BSI Product Services. SPE members will be able to benefit from a 10% discount on product testing, offering tremendous financial savings.

Trade association

As a trade association, SPE provides Members with useful networking opportunities. Members can also benefit from a number of financial benefits and services. These can be found on the Federation of Sports & Play website under Benefits & Services.