Membership Criteria

A company must have a minimum of three years track record , but that in all cases the Council reserved the right to be the final arbitrator.

Subject to SASS Council approval, a potential Associate Member may apply, but under the criteria of an Ordinary Member, excluding Point 2. If accepted they will enjoy the same privileges as an Ordinary Member ie they may display the ISSA logo, will be listed in the ISSA Register etc. In such cases the applicant will be required to meet the criteria for Ordinary Membership, and will also pay the Ordinary Member s Entrance Fee and Annual Subscription.

Ordinary Members

  1. Applicants must be a business registered in Singapore with the Registrar of Companies & Businesses
  2. Must be an established general ship supply business, and described as such in the ACRA bizFILE Principal Acivities . Exceptionally, other significant marine industry non-ship supply businesses may apply will be reviewed case-by-case by the SASS Council.
  3. Must be staffed and equipped to make direct ship or offshore vessel/rig deliveries.
  4. Must be ISO 9001:2008 certified. As an alternative, applicants may apply for an ISSA QC Audit to qualify for the ISSA Quality Mark. Applications for Ordinary Membership may be provisionally approved by the SASS Council, subject to successful completion of the ISSA Quality Audit.
  5. A minimum of 5 employees, excluding directors.
  6. Proposed and Seconded by two SASS Ordinary Members, one of whom must be a SASS Council Member.
  7. All sole proprietors, partners, directors and senior executives must be free from any criminal conviction/record, excluding spent convictions, and be of sound commercial reputation.
  8. Must be prepared for a visit/site verification by SASS Council Members.
  9. Supporting documents required: SASS Ordinary Membership Application plus a current Business Profile from the Register of Companies & Businesses.
  10. For private limited company applicants, the paid-up share capital must be of a respectable amount.

Associate Members

  1. Applicants must be a business registered in Singapore with the Register of Companies & Businesses
  2. Must be an established marine industry service provider (as per bizFILE) but not a general ship supplier. Exceptionally, other enterprises with relevance to the marine industry may apply will be reviewed case-by-case by the SASS Council.
  3. A minimum of 2 employees, excluding directors.
  4. Proposed and Seconded by two SASS Members, one of whom must be a SASS Council Member.
  5. All sole proprietors, partners, directors and senior executives must be free from any criminal conviction/record, excluding spent convictions, and be of sound commercial reputation.
  6. Must be prepared for a visit/site verification by SASS Council Members.
  7. Supporting documents required: SASS Associate Membership Application plus a current business/company profile from the Register of Companies & Businesses.