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Modern Slavery Assessment Tool

The MSAT is a modern slavery risk identification and management tool. This tool has been designed to help public sector organisations work in partnership with suppliers to improve protections and reduce the risk of exploitation of workers in their supply chains. It also aims to help public sector organisations understand where there may be risks of modern slavery in the supply chains of goods and services they have purchased. Public sector organisations are encouraged to use the MSAT with existing suppliers.

Guidance for Suppliers

If you are a supplier that wants to complete the assessment, you will need to register as a Supplier and start the MSAT here.

Once completed, you will receive tailor-made recommendations generated from your responses that you will then need to acknowledge. After each suggested recommendation has been responded to, the assessment will be complete and a full report will be made accessible.

A public sector buyer can invite you to complete the MSAT via an invitation code which you must input in order to connect your responses and allow them access to view your results. Once you have completed the MSAT, you will also have the option to share those results with other buyers. If you have been invited to complete the MSAT by multiple buyers, you can share a response you have already completed via your dashboard by either organisation name or using each invitation code.

Additionally, your completed responses are available to be re-used in any new Modern Slavery Assessments completed for any separate contracts.

You have the ability to download the full set of MSAT questions once you have begun a response in order to familiarise yourself with the questions and coordinate any support needed from others within your organisation. Any questions that are difficult to answer can be shared with colleagues via the collaborate option on the right-hand bar.

Guidance for Public Sector Buyers

If you are a public sector buyer that wants to invite your suppliers to complete MSAT you need to:

Register as a buyer here.

Once you have registered as a buyer, you will need to create a campaign to invite suppliers to complete the MSAT within the platform. This will generate a unique invitation code for your suppliers to use in order to begin their responses. You can find step-by-step instructions on using the platform, creating a campaign and inviting your suppliers here.

Multiple users in your organisation are able to access results as long as they are registered on the platform. This is helpful for large organisations who may need a variety of people within their organisation to access the MSAT results. Your User Manager will need to assign the appropriate permissions to allow users access.

Once a supplier starts completing the MSAT, the ‘notes’ functionality is available to input the contact details of the person in your organisation that will be leading any follow-up discussions with the specific supplier. You are encouraged to include this information as other public sector organisations may also ask the same supplier to complete the MSAT. The other public buyers will then have access to your details to contact you on coordinating any follow-up discussions with the supplier (where appropriate). Please note that any data included in the notes will be accessible to any other public buyers the supplier has shared responses with. You should not include any sensitive information in these notes.

If a supplier is invited by multiple public buyers, they are able to complete and share their existing responses. However, it is best to still invite them in your individual campaign in order to access their results and any notes recorded.

Evaluator Guidance is available to public buyers and provides guidance on what the MSAT is and how public buyers (particularly those who will be evaluating a suppliers results) can approach their engagement with suppliers. The link to this guidance is only available to buyers once they are logged in.

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