The report on the triennial assessment of IMCA’s membership procedures by ICMCI last September states that we are fully compliant with the ICMCI CMC standards and that IMCA is “in a number of respects a leader in professional best practice within ICMCI”.

In our third assessment since 2004 we are seen to have steadily learnt and improved our CMC standards / processes and ACP scheme over the period.  Our CMC documentation is succinct, clear and comprehensive, and our website is well structured with scope for improved on-line interaction with members, CMC candidates and referees.  We will again amend our procedures in a few areas to bring them in line with ICMCI best practice.

Our membership size is seen to represent considerable success in comparison with other ICMCI members – probably as high a penetration as any ICMCI member institute where membership is not a statutory requirement. Our ACP scheme is also seen to be one of the most successful in ICMCI.

IMCA is thus authorised to continue managing the CMC accreditation and annual review process in Ireland.  This external recognition of the robustness of our CMC procedures provides an excellent basis to promote the accreditation’s value, as is in hand with public procurement bodies following the recent meeting with Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

In turn we are seeking to increase our CMC numbers, both from existing members and new applicants, to provide the critical mass to maximise the accreditation’s profile and value to members.