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Downing Construction in partnership with Constructionline

The contractor of choice for clients whose schemes require high-quality standards and attention to detail.

Aims & Objectives

Downing is a leading UK property investment and development company committed to creating sustainable places to live, work and grow whilst positively contributing to the environment and the communities we serve.

With expertise in student accommodation, residential, commercial, and educational buildings, our experienced team handles every aspect of project development and management.

Supply chains are an integral part of our business, and we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have built. Supporting local economies, employment opportunities and driving growth by working with local suppliers and SMEs is extremely important to us. Through working together we achieve high standards of quality, safety, and sustainability.

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Summary

Buyer name: Downing Construction

Contact name: Andy Thomas, Operations Director

Level of membership required: Gold

Why Gold?  For suppliers to Downing Construction to align to the Common Assessment Standard

Hear from Andy Thomas, Construction Director.

“Downing is proud to have evolved their existing pre-qualification process in line with the industry Common Assessment Standard and Building Safety Act. Not only will this improve our understanding and visibility of our supplier’s performance but more importantly reduce the duplication and cost to our supply chain. Our new partnership with ConstructionLine will raise the bar of competence across the construction sector.”

 

Our Partnership with Constructionline

To achieve high standards of quality, safety, and sustainability, we need to ensure our supply chain share the same principles.

Downing Construction have partnered with Constructionline to help onboard suppliers. We chose Constructionline due to its simplicity and cost effectiveness for our suppliers. Over 50% of our supply chain are already accredited by them giving us a good knowledge of the accreditation status. The verification process aligns to the Common Assessment Standard (CAS) and Building Safety Act endorsed by Build UK. The CAS provides a standardised methodology for pre-qualification of suppliers helping improve efficiency, reducing cost and raising quality standards.

From 1st September 2024, all new suppliers working for Downing Construction will be expected to comply with our Supplier Pre-Qualification Standard. For those suppliers already working with Downing Construction, you will be expected to achieve compliance to your required membership level by 1st December 2024 at the latest. If you are new to Constructionline you will be supported through the verification process.

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Why have Downing Construction partnered with Constructionline?

We’ve partnered with Constructionline because we want to make the onboarding process as straightforward and cost-effective as possible for our suppliers. Constructionline gives us and you a clear view of your accreditation status, so we can be sure that you’re ready to work with us at any time.

How much will it cost me to join Constructionline?

To become a Constructionline Supplier, you will need to pay an upfront joining fee and an annual membership fee based on your turnover. Enter your details on the membership page to find out how much it will cost you to join Constructionline.

Do Constructionline memberships include an SSIP?

Our memberships now include an SSIP from Acclaim Accreditation, which gives you instant savings of up to 40% as it removes the need for you to pay for and be assessed by multiple health and safety and PQQ schemes.

How does a Gold Constructionline membership show I meet industry standards?

You can show you meet the PAS 91 and Common Assessment Standard and pre-qualify across core modules required by Public and Private sector buyers. You can also demonstrate your professional standing with our Social Value certification.

Which buyers can I work with through Constructionline?

By becoming a Constructionline Supplier, you’ll be verified not only to work with us but the rest of the Buyers that use Constructionline. You can connect with all of these Buyers through the Constructionline platform, giving you a better chance of winning new opportunities and growing your business. 

Constructionline Benefits for suppliers.

Demonstrate you meet Industry standards

Go beyond the PAS 91 with Gold membership and demonstrate your ability to meet the Common Assessment Standard.

Simplify and reduce your administration

Manage all your compliance from one login which simplifies your procurement tasks and reduces the admin for your team.

Access new opportunities with Marketplace

You’ll have access to thousands of public, planning and private projects on our Marketplace app within the platform.

Show you’re committed to health and safety.

Constructionline’s Gold membership include’s an SSIP accreditation, saving your business up to 40%.

Sign up to Constructionline in 4 easy steps.

Constructionline offers a range of membership levels to suit your business. In order to prequalify to work with Downing Construction, we recommend choosing the Gold membership. You can review how much your membership will cost here.

Click here to register today. Our sign-up code is DOWN24 – it is important you include this when you register or upgrade your membership, in the referral code box. This allows Downing Construction to track your progress through the onboarding process.

Once you have registered, you’ll receive an email from Constructionline with your registration number and login details. Use this information to log in to the Constructionline platform and complete your profile and provide the relevant up to date documentation. 

Constructionline’s experts will assess your completed profile, let you know if you need to provide any additional information and assist you throughout the verification process.
Once your gold membership is verified you will meet Downing Construction’s prequalification standard and be ready to accept work from them. 

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More about Downing Construction.

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