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Kier Utilities and Highways have updated their Subcontractor Procurement Standards to match those of the Constructionline accreditation. Please note that this change will take effect from 28th Feb 2022, with a 6 month period for all subcontractors to gain Constructionline accreditation.
Kier will be adding live links between Constructionline and their onboarding and subcontractor management portal, Tradex. These links will allow Kier to view live information regarding the accreditation and insurance status of their supply chain.
The onboarding process for subcontractors will be more streamlined with the addition of the Kier pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). Information that is held by Constructionline will be used to populate the questionnaire before then supplementing the information with a reduced Kier PQQ.
Within the Kier Utilities and Highways Subcontractor Procurement Standards there are 3 levels of approval, which are stated below in descending order:
We request that all subcontractors working for Kier Utilities and / or Highways must meet these approval standards.
Subcontractors that hold the level of accreditation required to meet either the Minimum Standard Plus or the Minimum Standard approval levels will be preferred by Kier – derogated subcontractors are an exception to this.
Kier will work with their supply chain to support the upskilling of their subcontractors. Kier will actively utilise subcontractors within their supply chain who hold a higher accreditation and competency status. Over the long-term, Kier will be supporting their supply chain to advance their status to Constructionline in order to meet their objectives.
The table below shows the Constructionline accreditation required to meet the new Kier Utilities and Rail approval levels and the features and benefits of each:
(1) Insurance documents must be uploaded directly to Tradex and updated accordingly for Associate level. For all other levels of accreditation, the insurance documents must be uploaded and updated in Constructionline only.
(2) Additional Kier PQQ questions will be asked where the subcontractor is to carry out design.
(3) Consultants will be subject to a separate approval process. Kier are currently working with Constructionline and other leading construction companies to produce a new accreditation and pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) for consultants.
The changes mean that all subcontractors must hold a level of Constructionline accreditation by 28th Aug 2022. Where it is not possible or practicable to hold a higher level of accreditation, Constructionline have provided a free of charge Associate level.
If you already subscribe to another accreditor, if possible, on renewal of the accreditation, Keir would be grateful if you could subscribe to an equivalent Constructionline level of accreditation. In the meantime, Constructionline Associate level should be obtained as a minimum.
Register for the Constructionline membership level our partner has directed you to, or the membership level that best fits your company profile. During registration you’ll need to supply the sign-up code you were given in your letter or email communication. Existing Constructionline members will need to upgrade to the appropriate membership level as directed. By joining Constructionline you’ll become part of a 46,000 strong community of like-minded Suppliers. Representing over a quarter of the industry, Constructionline is the UK’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services.
After you register as a Constructionline member, you’ll receive an email from Constructionline confirming your registration and login details. Once you’re registered, login to the Constructionline portal and ensure that your profile is complete and up to date across all of the appropriate sections.
Constructionline will carry out an assessment of your completed profile. We will let you know if anything requires any updates and assist you through the verification process.
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