Introducing the new Constructionline platform
We have been working hard to ensure that our new platform helps you achieve more. We have worked extensively with user experience professionals to optimise your experience of Constructionline, from signing up, to updating your profile and using our additional services, such as the Opportunities Notice Board (ONB).
This work has led to the introduction of some fantastic new features and some enhancements to many parts of the system that you use every day.
Read on to find out more…
Your Constructionline profile
If you have a supplier membership with us, you’ll notice that your profile is now much easier to use.
When you log in, you will see a dashboard, which gives you a one page overview of your profile.
The new dashboard has been designed to give you one click access to the information that matters most to you, including the ability to:
- Download your Constructionline certificate
- See who has viewed your profile
- Access your profile builder, to allow you to quickly update or alter information
- Go straight to your saved opportunity feeds from the Opportunities Notice Board.
Completing our supplier assessment
We have brought our question set closer in line to PAS 91:2013 by making some sections optional.
Mandatory sections include:
- Supplier identity
- Financial information
- Business and professional standing
- Health and safety.
Optional sections include:
- Equal opportunity and diversity
- Environmental management
- Quality management
- Business Information Modelling (BIM).
The mandatory and optional sections are clearly differentiated on the Constructionline platform.
This gives you greater flexibility with regard to what you choose to fill out and when. All you need to do is fill out the mandatory questions, as without answers to these, we can’t make your profile live.
Updating your profile
You will now be able to quickly see which sections of your Constructionline profile need updating, as these will be sign posted to you. This will help you keep your profile up to date and accurate and in turn as appealing as possible to other Constructionline members, including buying organisations, such as (link to buyer page).
We will no longer suspend your profile if a piece of information falls out of date, meaning you will remain visible to other Constructionline members. However, the out of date information will be flagged to other users, so it is at their discretion as to whether they choose to work with you.
Redesigned chase process
If your information does fall out of date, we have changed the way we will remind you to update it. Rather than regular emails and letters, which tell you that you need to update your profile, your company will receive a monthly statement, which outlines your data requirements.
These data requirements will be split into 3 categories:
- Past: The information that has run out on their profile
- Present: The information that is close to expiring
- Future: The information that will run out in the coming months.
If you have a buyer membership with us, you’ll notice that your Constructionline presence is very different indeed.
You now have a company profile, which is searchable by ALL other 30,000 Constructionline members.
The profile will give you the opportunity to explain what you use Constructionline for e.g. supplier sourcing, supply chain management, randomised lists etc. and what you need from suppliers who want to work with you e.g.
- Full Constructionline membership
- An SSIP scheme membership
- Offices in a certain location.
This helps you provide transparency on what potential suppliers need to do in order to win work with you, which in turn will minimise the likelihood of suppliers who do not fit your criteria attempting to make contact.
When you log in, you will see a dashboard, which gives you a one page overview of your profile. This will allow you to:
- See analytics on the supply chain that you are managing through Constructionline, allowing you to simplify your supply chain management and procurement processes:
- Supplier status (freemium, fully registered)
- SME status (number of micro, small, medium and large businesses)
- PAS 91 status (i.e. whether your suppliers have filled out the mandatory questions in their Constructionline profile)
- Access your profile builder, to allow you to quickly update or alter information.
Supplier search functionality
This is now faster and more intuitive, meaning you will have the right suppliers at your fingertips.
Constructionline works hard to create connections across the industry. To reflect this, we have opened up the Constructionline platform to create a greater sense of community and grow the number of opportunities available to all of our members.
All companies with a buyer membership and those companies with a full Constructionline membership can now find each other and search each other’s profiles without constraint, meaning you can understand a company in more detail before you begin a working relationship.
The Opportunities Notice Board (ONB)
If you use the Opportunities Notice Board (ONB) to advertise your work opportunities and contracts, you will now be given the option to publish any opportunity on the Constructionline website as well as inside the Constructionline platform. This will not only help you provide an open and transparent procurement process, but it will also give you work opportunities greater visibility, increasing the likely number of supplier responses/expressions of interest.