We are delighted to announce that Abraxas Catering are now fully verified Constructionline Gold members, as well as our renewed CHAS accreditation. Mike Nixon, Sales Manager at Abraxas explains, ‘the process is not easy, as the validation checks and enhanced prequalification questionnaire, goes beyond the data collected by PAS 91 and is assessed on the company’s credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector is expected to comply with.
As well as an enhanced pre-qualification process, all Gold members are assessed and awarded, an Acclaim or ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ SSIP certificate, demonstrating to buyers that we comply with Health & Safety legislation, raising the professional standard of our organization, which is something that all construction buyers look for in the supplier selection.
Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91:2013, the standardized, pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry. Their aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers.
Constructionline is used by a lot of larger companies/contractors e.g. NHS Trust, Councils, Places for People. These larger companies/contractors use Constructionline to pre-qualify a business and ability and to carry out a project. There are over 10,000 procurement professionals and 3,800 buying organisations’ that use the Constructionline database to source their contractors and consultants, which means it is a fantastic aid to promote your business and gain new work opportunities.
Abraxas continues to place a strong emphasis on health and safety, and as well as being CHAS and now Gold Constructionline accredited, we are also Gas Safe and F-Gas certified.