After a degree of criticism about the self certification process this has been completely overhauled and a new system of rigorous checking processes has been introduced.
Containing over 46,000 suppliers and in excel of 4000 buyers the Constructionline database proves the unique platform of bringing suppliers, contractors and buyers together.
The recent change has to provide those purchasing officers a degree of certainty which now involves “real-time” information to allow buyers to purchase with confidence.
The new qualifying member standards are a result of review and change of ownership providing the forum that ties in financial operational and Health and Safety information.
“The new verification system including the new PPQ questions covering Environmental Management, Quality, Health & Safety as well as Equality and Diversity, has been our objective for sometime and is to ensure peace of mind across those areas of governance for those looking to engage…”
John Edmunds, Managing Director, Constructionline
Constructionline allows buyers to keep pace with new legislation whilst on site premise audits add the necessary level of scrutiny appropriate to high value and high-risk projects.
“Makers have always had a fully integrated management system since 2008 and whilst this represents a lot of work for the companies it is essential to the business to drive continuous improvement. The change in standard really complimented what we were already doing and receiving the Gold Member Standard is testament to this”
Simon Lamb, MD
Bourn out of the Latham Report back in 1994, the recommendation of providing a national database of prequalification information usable by public purchase officers has been a valid contribution to the construction sector.
Created in 1998 and government run when eventually acquired by Capita in 2015 for £35m having operated it on behalf of the government. Recent poor financial performances by Capita saw a restructure and realigning of its core business resulting in Constructionline being sold in June of this year to private equity investor Warburg Pincus for £160m and profit of £125m.