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Vinci buyers move to new portal

19 Jun 14 Vinci Construction UK has implemented a new system for managing its supply chain.

The contractor has moved its processes for prequalifying and approving subcontractors to the Construction Industry Solution (COINS) iPortal system, integrated with the Constructionline database.

Vinci Construction UK was spending 22,000 man-hours a year on PQQs and approvals. It says the switch will now eliminate unnecessary repetition of PQQ input.

National supply chain manager Neil Mant said: “The fact that COINS iPortal integrates with Constructionline was key to our decision to implement the solution.  Constructionline is government endorsed and PAS91 compliant, which was also important in meeting our internal requirements.”

COINS iPortal is a cloud service for supply chain collaboration involving processes such as pre-qualification, data collection, vendor vetting and approval.  iPortal vendors can be subcontractors, consultants and/or material suppliers – Vinci is using it only for subcontractors.

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