Compliance. That is the gatekeeper, the backbone, and the bugbear of every company or individual looking to work in the public space. Whatever the service, first and foremost, are you qualified to do the job? Is your company a compliant legal entity? Are your staff qualified to perform the tasks as advertised?
STiQ is an online portal that verifies and showcases your credentials, legal documents and employee certification. Yes, I am a business, an electrician, a plumber, I have all the documentation to prove it, and STiQ will confirm this.
The Service works across the entire procurement process, and looks to be simple and seamless. You register, upload any and all documentation you want potential clients or employers to be aware of, you receive a code, and your documents get verified and hosted. If anyone wants to check on your Tax Clearance certificate, for example, or if you’re an actual electrician, you give them the code, they punch it in at www.STiQ.co.za, and everything you need to know is listed there. Seems simple enough.
And in practice, it is actually that simple. Imagine being a company or housing estate dealing with dozens of contractors, and hundreds of their employees. How would you track them? Would you manually check on every company and employee, and how long would that take? Who is liable when a technician damages something that it turns out he wasn’t qualified to be working on?
Being able to punch in a code and get a bird’s-eye view of the entire company in minutes, while maintaining social distancing, seems like an obvious and necessary solution. Cost and complexity aren’t an issue, as STiQ is actually remarkably simple to use, and extremely cost effective as well, being free to whoever is viewing the system, and the cost per company and employee is less than many take-out meals. The company gets the legitimacy of having his legal status verified, and the convenience of being able to simply send a code and have all his information ready to be verified.
The system is currently in use across South Africa, and quite frankly should be the standard, much like ITC has become. Are you qualified to do what you say you do, and can you prove it? Well, here is a system that aims to answer that. A system that currently has no competition.