Environmental Technology (ET) Service Providers are encouraged to participate in the Programme to help Hong Kong-owned factories in the Guangdong Province to adopt cleaner production technologies and practices with the following roles:
as a consultant to conduct On-site Improvement Assessments for identifying improvement potentials on cleaner production and recommending practical solutions on cleaner production technologies and practices for the participating factories; or
as an engineering firm to implement Demonstration Projects to demonstrate the effectiveness, actual cost involved and potential financial return of cleaner production technologies through installation of equipment and/or modification of production processes in the participating factories.
An ET Service Provider can apply for registration in the following one or more categories:
Category (I): a consultant to conduct On-site Improvement Assessments or to provide consulting services for implementation of Demonstration Projects, or
Category (II): an engineering firm to implement Demonstration Projects.
The registration status of the ET service providers currently registered under the Programme will remain valid. The following registration criteria apply to new applicants for registration under the new phase of the Programme. A probationary registration status will be granted to those applicants satisfying the registration criteria for a probationary period of 12 months. The registration status of the applicant will be confirmed when the conditions in paragraph 3.4.2 are satisfied.
For new applications, ET service providers, irrespective of their locations (i.e. can be in Hong Kong, the Mainland or other countries/region), have to fulfill the same registration requirements as set out below:
A probationary registration (“P” registration) will be granted to applicants who fulfill the registration criteria. The probationary period will last for 12 months.
If a probationary ET service provider is engaged by an eligible factory to implement an approved funding project (which can either be an on-site improvement assessment or a demonstration project) within the 12-month probationary period and complete the project up to the required standard, it will be upgraded to full registration status immediately upon the approval of the project report by Programme Secretariat.
If a probationary ET service provider is unable to engage a factory for undertaking an approved project, it will be removed from the “P registration” list. This however will not prevent the ET service provider from applying for registration again in future; and
If a probationary ET service provider is unable to complete an approved project on schedule or its quality of service is not up to the required standard, it will be removed from the “P registration” list. The Programme Secretariat will seek the Project Management Committee’s view on whether the ET service provider will be allowed to apply for registration again in future.
|Step 1||Fill in the Application Form and submit it to the Secretariat via email, fax or post with relevant documents of the working experience of their staff and at least 3 project experiences of the company with clients' contact points. Applicants are required to state clearly the category(ies) they intends to register.|
|Step 2||The Secretariat will process the application by reviewing the submitted documents within 10 working days and request for supplementary information on the particulars of the applicant if necessary.|
If all the registration criteria are met, the Secretariat will include the applicant in the register under the relevant category and make the information publicly accessible through the official website of the Programme, or produce printed copy of the register in response to a request. The Secretariat will also inform the applicant in writing upon completion of the processing work.If the application for registration of the ET service provider is declined by the Secretariat due to non-compliance of the registration criteria, the Secretariat will report the rejected applications to the Project Management Committee for endorsement. The Project Management Committee will endorse or reverse the decision of the Secretariat. The Secretariat will then notify the applicant in writing on the decision of the Project Management Committee. If the application is declined, the rejection reasons will be provided. The decision of the Project Management Committee will be final and is not subject to any appeal mechanism by the concerned ET service provider.
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