Welcome to SDP SELECT
SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. Founded in 1900 as The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry.
Members carry out a wide range of design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning work and each is accredited to one or more of ten technical disciplines. Member companies account for around 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland, have a collective turnover of around £1 billion and provide employment for 15,000.
We support our Members and represent the industry
SELECT provides a broad range of services and benefits to Members including advice on technical issues, health & safety and employment law. Click here for a full list of our Member services.
As the authoritative trade association for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, SELECT helps to shape the market environment. By representing the industry to all levels of government, SELECT helps influence legislation to create industry conditions which enable Member firms to provide a quality service to their clients and operate profitably at the same time.
In addition, we are involved in setting and monitoring industry standards, such as BS7671 Wiring Regulations. We also participate in a large number of technical, regulatory and industrial relations negotiations across the electrical and construction sector as a whole.
We protect the public interest
Every SELECT Member undergoes a rigorous technical assessment on a regular basis. This helps to ensure that the work a Member company carries out is safe and installed to recognized industry standards. In addition, we operate a Contract Completion Guarantee Scheme. Read more about it here.
SELECT and SDP
SELECT has signed up as the first trade association member of the Supplier Development Programme (SDP). SDP is a publicly-funded partnership led by Local Authorities, working in conjunction with Scottish Government and other public bodies, to bring Scottish SMEs support in all aspects of tendering. By assisting businesses to become tender ready for public procurement, SDP improves all-round efficiency, sustainability and market potential.
Through this new partnership, SELECT’s member companies will be able to join the more than 13,500 businesses currently registered with the Supplier Development Programme to access its full calendar of free events as well as bespoke training designed for electrical contractors that will be delivered at SELECT’s offices.