The REPSE is the Registry of Providers of Specialized Services or Specialized Works and was created by the STPS as a result of the outsourcing reform. Article 15 of the Federal Labor Law establishes that individuals and companies that provide services that are performed within their clients' facilities must have a special registry provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
After the approval of the outsourcing reform, the figure of specialized services was born, which consists mainly in that only those companies that provide services outside the corporate purpose of their customers may continue to provide their services, on the other hand, for companies to provide their services it is necessary to be registered in the registry created by the STPS which makes available the platform repse.stps.gob.mx. platform that allows you to enter your application for registration to the public registry of contractors of specialized services or specialized works.
In short, the REPSE is the platform enabled by the STPS, through which the registration of specialized service providers or specialized works is managed for compliance with the federal labor law in its article 15.
REPSE Registration Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.- ¿WHO HAS THE OBLIGATION TO REGISTER IN THE REGISTRY?
Individuals or legal entities that provide specialized services or perform specialized works and that wish to provide such services or specialized works to a third party (contractor) and for this purpose make their own workers available to the contractor.
2. ONCE THE REGISTRATION IS OBTAINED, WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH IT?
Each contract entered into must include its registration number and the folios of the activities of the corporate purpose or the proof of tax status registered in the Register that correspond to the specific subcontracted activity.
3. IF I AM A PROVIDER OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES OR SPECIALIZED WORKS AND IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MY SERVICES TO A THIRD PARTY I DO NOT MAKE MY WORKERS AVAILABLE TO THE CONTRACTOR, DO I HAVE TO REGISTER?
No, the registration is exclusively for those who place workers at the disposal of a third party for the performance of the services and specialized works contracted.
4. IN COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS BETWEEN COMPANIES WHERE GOODS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD, MUST THE SELLERS OF GOODS OR THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE GOODS REGISTER?
No, only in the provision of services or works where own workers are placed at the service of the third party for the performance of specialized services or works.
5. FOR WHAT REASONS CAN I BE DENIED REGISTRATION?
Fundamentally for not proving compliance with tax and social security obligations, because the documents uploaded to the platform are not legible, because the activities for which registration is requested do not correspond to those established in the corporate purpose or in the tax status certificate of the individual or legal entity, or because the information provided on the platform is not truthful, among others.
6. IF I AM DENIED REGISTRATION, CAN I REAPPLY?
Yes, you must resolve the inconsistency, anomaly or irregularity detected and try again once it has been resolved.
7. DO I HAVE TO RENEW THE REGISTRATION? HOW OFTEN?
Yes, every individual or legal entity that is registered in the Register must renew its registration every three years through the platform.
8. ONCE THE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN OBTAINED, CAN IT BE CANCELLED? WHY AND HOW?
Yes, the registration may be cancelled at any time, for various reasons: rendering services that are not registered or that form part of the corporate purpose or main activity of the contractor, proving the existence of firm debts for credits derived from tax or social security obligations, failing to comply with the registration requirements, violating the Federal Labor Law on subcontracting, refusing to comply with any requirement of the STPS or not renewing the registration on time.
In the event that any of the aforementioned reasons are present, the STPS will notify the individual or legal entity so that within a period of 5 business days it may state what it deems appropriate, and within this period the appropriate decision will be made.