The trend towards Dynamic Purchasing Systems
Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS) have become an increasingly popular element of the procurement toolkit in recent years, rising in prominence as a useful and agile addition to traditional framework agreements. In 2015, the Crown Commercial Service’s Chief Executive, Sally Collier, famously announced a 40% cut in their number of framework agreements in favour of a […]
Health & Safety – going beyond the KPIs
See how the Safety Climate Tool (SCT) can help you uncover the safety culture within your organisation. Health and Safety is quite rightly a board-level concern within most organisations. As the subject’s prominence has risen, so too has organisational focus on creating policies that best serve the employees within any given company. Whilst health and […]
Meet the Buyer Birmingham – our most successful event yet!
22nd February saw Constructionline host its Meet the Buyer event in Birmingham. Hosted at the prestigious Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, our buyers had the chance to speak with over 700 suppliers about their upcoming needs and projects. For suppliers, it was the perfect chance to introduce themselves and learn more about those projects on the horizon […]
How verified is your data?
Real Time Dynamic Data versus static in-house checks Reducing and controlling areas of risk in the supply chain of a business is a key focus for all aspiring companies. However, it’s also a labour intensive and time-consuming process often involving reams of paperwork. For small and medium sized businesses, this risk mitigation process is often […]
Regional pockets of growth in Public Sector construction
According to the latest figures from public sector tender alerts service, Tenders Direct, Yorkshire, East Midlands and South West have seen the highest growth in new public sector construction projects in last three years compared to the rest of the UK. Construction projects behind the rise There was a considerable rise in tenders available to […]
Online tool to help businesses achieve and maintain operating levels for new safety standard
The Safety Climate Tool from Health and Safety Laboratories has been identified as the most accessible platform for businesses wanting to achieve the International Health and Safety Management standard ISO 45001. The standard, which comes into play at the end of the year, will introduce the need for commitment from senior management to proactively demonstrate […]
Health and Safety management: new challenges to come from standard change
How can responsible employers demonstrate that employee welfare is top of their business priorities? International Health and Safety Management standard ISO 45001 is on target for introduction into the UK at the end of the year. With significant new responsibilities for senior management, the new framework set out within the standard aims to improve employee […]
ISO 45001 – Updates following consultation process
Read about the latest updates surrounding ISO 45001, and how you can prepare for the switch. ISO 45001, the first global Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system standard, has now been published and will come into effect at the end of the year. The new standard is intended to replace BS OHSAS 18001 and […]
Do We Really Need BIM?
Ganey Bond, Business Support Manager of Constructionline considers the application of BIM across the supply chain. An immediate incentive for many businesses to embrace Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the UK government’s requirement that from April 2016 this year BIM Level 2 has to be adopted for all government procured construction projects where it will […]
Helping sub-contractors secure big business
We focus on Bibby Financial Services’s (BFS) analysis of the National Infrastructure Delivery Pipeline and how this affects subcontractors. In a bid to support large-scale housing and regeneration, the Government had announced its National Infrastructure Delivery Plan in March this year. The plan includes the National Infrastructure Pipeline, ‘a forward looking assessment’ of planned infrastructure […]