What are the main compliance requirements under the Guidelines?
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- Licensees to procure poles through open bidding or any other appropriate procurement method from the prequalified providers issued by ERA;
- Licensees have an obligation to only procure wooden poles from providers who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Guidelines i.e check for ISO certification, UNBS certification, NEMA certificate, storage yard, Treatment plant, financial capacity to supply the required poles, quality and age of trees used among others.
- Licensees required to employ a wood scientist to ensure that they have capacity to implement the Guidelines, and
- Licensees to implement proper planning and procurement processes to ensure value for money- place orders for supply at least six months in advance among others.