A fully approved supply chain

  • All of our supply chain have been approved through our PQQ process
  • New approved supply chain partners are added to our database and regularly reviewed
  • The PQQ includes DBS, security and sensitive environment checks
  • Once approved, our supply chain will then be invited to provide fees for relevant projects
  • We encourage feedback from our supply chain partners, always striving to improve delivery, value and relationships

A collaborative approach

  • We engage with our supply chain within the pre-construction phases to allow for a collaborative approach
  • This approach helps identify key risks and how these can be mitigated
  • On Design and Build projects this allows for a fully coordinated design
  • This approach shines a spotlight on value, programme and quality

Focused on quality

  • Quality is of upmost importance to us and to our supply chain
  • Quality inspections are held on all sites by our delivery teams and is complimented by regular visits by the Senior Management team
  • Any non-conformances are identified and rectified in partnership with our supply chain partners.

Open door policy

  • We operate an open door policy for open and honest discussions with our supply chain
  • This includes feedback on any ways they think we can work better
  • Our annual supply chain forum provides a platform for lessons learnt, key business information and feedback

We find that adopting a ‘partnered’ approach with our supply chain is conducive to best practice principals of openness and continuous improvement.  By establishing long-term partnering agreements, we are better equipped to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each other, and subsequently to improve on these.  It is in this way that we are able to remember the lessons learnt on each contract and provide the best project outcomes for all parties.

Through using our established tried, tested and accredited local supply chain we deliver time, cost and quality project delivery. 


Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Our Subcontractor Pre-Qualification Questionnaire enables us to examine the capability and suitability of subcontractors to ensure that they comply with legislation and meet our own standards. Please download the form below and submit to [email protected].

Supply Chain Process

Within our Supply chain PQQ form we ask questions based on your basic company details, capabilities, Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality, Insurance details and references. We will also ask you to read through and comply with our policies and code of conduct.

Once your PQQ has been submitted it will be reviewed by our Supply Chain Manager and our Health & Safety Manager. Once received we will review, validate, and approve your application or contact you if they require any further information. 

Once your application has been approved you will be listed as a member of our supply chain.

You will start to receive tender opportunities and regular updates on Francis and our future workload.

All of our supply chain partners are monitored throughout the duration of a project.

At the end of each project, we review the performance of each supply chain partner, scoring them against a set number of measured criteria. This is then uploaded to the supply chain database and reviewed within our Supply Chain Working Group.

These scores are fed into our subcontractor database and reflect the company’s ability to be used on future projects. A ‘RAG traffic light’ status is used, where amber issues are to be addressed in a fixed time frame and red issues result in removal from our approved list. 

We are committed to applying fair and transparent payment terms for our supply chain – a key aspect of our supply chain partner relationships and the delivery of successful projects.

We recognise that prompt payment maintains cash flow and provides confidence, helping to secure investment and jobs.

We support the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter and Prompt Payment Code, demonstrating our commitment to fair payment. Our standard purchase order payment terms are 30 days following the end of the month in which the goods and/or services were delivered. Contractual agreements also ensure that strict payment terms are adhered to. 

We encourage our clients to adhere to the same principles.

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