The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is Ireland’s independent energy
and water regulator. The CER was established in 1999 and now has a wide range
of economic, customer protection and safety responsibilities in energy. The CER
is also the regulator of Ireland’s public water and wastewater system.
As provided for under the Electricity Act 1999 (as amended), the CER is operating
a Designation Process in order to determine what party (if any), it shall appoint as
an Electrical Safety Supervisory Body to operate from January 2016 for a seven
(7) year period. The Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (as amended) requires that
the CER shall only designate a party as an Electrical Safety Supervisory Body
where it is satisfied that such party is capable of complying with the requirements
of the Criteria Document (CER/13/098).
The principal functions of the Electrical Safety Supervisory Body shall include,
without limitation, the registration of electrical contractors and, the inspection,
auditing and monitoring of electrical contractors and their works and activities.
For a more complete description of the role of an ESSB and the particulars of this
Designation Process, please refer to tender documentation available to download
from the contract notice page on the Irish Public Procurement portal