Construction companies view their supply chain as an integral extension of their organisations, and strive for a transparent and efficient collaboration with best-in-class suppliers. The Achilles Building Confidence community helps to create business opportunities for suppliers in a collaborative, neutral environment whilst ensuring compliance to industry standards and reducing risks across the supply chain for buying organisations.
Achilles Building Confidence is the construction industry accreditation and registration standard used by the construction sector in the UK. Launched in 2007 in collaboration with Lend Lease, Achilles Building Confidence is designed to meet the increasingly demanding legislative and risk management needs of construction clients.
Achilles Building Confidence is used by many construction buyer organisations including British Land, Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Shepherd and Tarmac to source potential suppliers.
Buyers use Achilles Building Confidence for different requirements from sourcing new suppliers to receiving competitive bids and finding suppliers in a new area that comply to the industry standard due to achieving Achilles Building Confidence accreditation and registration. Others use it to ensure their supply chain’s Construction Design and Management (CDM) Stage 1 compliance and to help with their own bids. Achilles Building Confidence provides buyers with statistical evidence to support a supplier’s capability whatever their situation.
Achilles Building Confidence is not just another tick-box exercise but a rigorous accreditation and registration process that delivers a number of benefits to its subscribers:
- Complete and maintain a single pre-qualification questionnaire and accreditation and registration for key players in the construction industry.
- Demonstrate compliance and improvement against a leading standard of excellence.
- Promote your products and services to the industry and demonstrate capability.
- Identify real business improvements through a cost-effective review of your management systems.