"Together, we can transform the civil engineering and construction industry, influence future generations, support the growth of the UK economy and leave a legacy that improves people's lives"
David Lowery, Director, Eiffage Kier
At Eiffage Kier we believe in fair and inclusive procurement in order to stimulate a more competitive market place. We are therefore committed to providing the supply chain with as much advanced information as possible, ensuring everyone has enough time to prepare for HS2.
The information below outlines our expectations in regards to supplier registration, prequalification requirements and bidding.
If your business is not currently accredited by Constructionline, then you will need to register and apply for certification. For more information please follow this link: https://www.constructionline.co.uk/eiffage-kier/and use code HS2EK…..
Pre-qualification process change
Eiffage Kier will be adopting a new pre-qualification system, which will create consistency and increase productivity.
The new system consists of a Common Assessment Standard. This is a set of business assurance qualification questions agreed by Build UK, CECA and its partners. The Common Assessment Standard will be certified by three recognised assessment bodies: Achilles, CHAS and Constructionline
There is equal opportunity to all three assessment bodies and they will be interlinked by data sharing. Therefore, suppliers have the choice of which body they wish to use.
Eiffage Kier will be able to accept suppliers with the Common Assessment Standard desktop and site from September 2nd. However, we will to take a phased approach to the Common Assessment Standard and still accept our legacy assurance accreditation of Achilles Building Confidence level 4 or 5.
We look forward to you getting on board with the new system, so we can nurture increased productivity for the wider industry. More information on the Common Assessment Standard can be found on the Build UK website.
How to bid
We want to make sure that our CompeteFor opportunities are made available to the best and most suitable suppliers. To ensure your business is notified of relevant opportunities, please click the following link for details of our Works Package Coding Convention.
Value for money will be a key driver throughout our procurement process. As such, a fundamental part of our final decision will be made using a balanced scorecard approach. Please follow the link below for more information about our balanced scorecard expectations, including the areas we will be assessing for evidence of best practice.
As part of our ongoing investment into our infrastructure to support service improvements, we will be completing the next phase of essential planned maintenance and downtime during the weekend commencing 20 March 2020. Your service will be offline during the period below: Planned Start: Friday 20 March, 18:00 BST | Planned End: Monday 23 March, 06:00 BST
The downtime will enable a significant upgrade to your service, paving the way for higher performance levels and new features and functionality.
We will be working to ensure that the downtime experienced is minimal and apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause.