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Constructionline launches new supplier assessment

In early 2015 a working group of influential Constructionline buyers was set up to review our current questionnaire to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

As an outcome of this review, we are making some changes to the questions we ask our supplier members. We will offer a tailored questionnaire to three distinct groups of members:

  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Material suppliers/Manufacturers

Benefits for Supplier members

  • A bespoke questionnaire designed to ask suppliers only relevant questions for the work they undertake or the service they offer.
  • Removal of irrelevant questions
  • Simplified reference process

Supplier FAQ

Why have you changed the question set?

We have worked with a group of influential buying organisations, including a number of the UK’s leading main contractors, such as Bouygues UK, Hill, Lakehouse, Lend Lease, Seddon Construction, VINCI Construction and Wates, to refine the question set to ensure that we only ask you questions that are relevant to you.

As a result, there are now 3 question sets, based on the type of supplier that you are:

  1. Contractor
  2. Consultant
  3. Material supplier/manufacturer

When will the changes happen?

The new question sets will be available from the 16th October.

How do I access the new questions?

Just log into Constructionline as normal and you will be asked to confirm whether you are a contractor, consultant or material supplier/manufacturer. Once you have done this the correct question set will automatically be provided to you.

Do I have to start my application again?

No, all of the information that you have previously entered into your Constructionline profile will remain, however, you may be asked to answer some new questions, which will only take a few minutes to complete.

My application is still in progress, what should I do?

Just log into Constructionline as normal and you will be asked to confirm whether you are a contractor, consultant or material supplier/manufacturer. Once you have done this the correct question set will automatically be provided to you.

My Constructionline profile is currently suspended, what should I do?

Just log into Constructionline as normal and you will be asked to confirm whether you are a contractor, consultant or material supplier/manufacturer. Once you have done this the correct question set will automatically be provided to you. Remember to update any information that is flagged as out of date or requiring a change. If you need some help, please call 0844 892 0313 or email constructionline@capita.co.uk

I am a material supplier or manufacturer, how have I been affected?

The material supplier/manufacturer question set contains a few new questions that our buyers have asked us to include about your day to day working practices, however, some questions have also been removed, so the question set should take no more time to complete. The referencing process has also been simplified, so it is now much quicker and easier to complete.

I am a consultant, how have I been affected?

The consultant question set now asks you about your professional qualifications and any questions that were contractor specific have been removed. The referencing process has also been simplified, so it is now much quicker and easier to complete.

I am a contractor, how have I been affected?

The question set for contractors has remained broadly the same, but we have updated it with some new questions our buyers have asked to be included. The referencing process has been simplified, so it is now much quicker and easier to complete.

Will these changes affect the price of my membership?

No, the price of your Constructionline membership remains the same.

What should I do if I get stuck?

We are on hand to assist you, please call 0844 892 0313 or email constructionline@capita.co.uk

Does Constructionline still align to PAS 91?

Yes.

Benefits for Buyer members

  • Question set still aligned to PAS91:2013 and updated to satisfy Public Contract Regulations 2015
  • New questions on Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability
  • New bespoke questions for material suppliers/manufacturers and consultants
  • Simplified reference process

Buyers FAQ

I am from a buying organisation, how do these changes affect me?

We have worked with a number of our buyer members to refine the question set that our supplier members need to complete in order to be visible on Constructionline. As a result, we have developed 3 distinct question sets, which ensure that we are asking our suppliers for the information that matters most to you.

These question sets specifically target:

  1. Material suppliers/manufacturers
  2. Consultants
  3. Contractors

What has changed?

Across all three question sets: full alignment to Public Contract Regulations 2015 – including questions on modern slavery and a new, simplified reference processes.

Specifically:

  • Material Suppliers/Manufacturers: new questions on responsible sourcing (including timber), CE Marking and Sustainability. Removal of contractor specific questions.
  • Consultants: removal of contractor specific questions and new questions on professional qualifications.
  • Contractors: remain similar to previous question set but include questions on responsible sourcing and sustainability.

Will the Constructionline site look different when I next log in?

No, all of the functionality of the site will remain the same. When you view a supplier’s profile, you will be presented with the relevant answers for the supplier type.

Does Constructionline still align to PAS 91?

Yes it does and Constructionline are still members of the PAS 91 steering group.

Published
12 Jul 2016
Section
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