The company said that the introducing of an online system for how its supply chain bids for work would improve efficiency, reduce administration and speed up the bid process.
The company’s Capital Works division, which delivers construction, housing and fit-out work, is adopting the online pre-qualification data exchange service Builder’s Profile to streamline and manage the PPQ information it requires from suppliers.
Subcontractors can use the portal provided by the Builder's Profile service to create their PPQ data, which can be shared with other major contractors without needing to answer questions more than once.
Willmott Dixon said that over the next few months it would be explaining to its suppliers about how to switch to Builder's Profile for pre-qualification assessment.
Willmott Dixon commercial director David Smith said: “One of our main objectives this year has been to focus on how we make the process for supplier to bid for work more efficient for them.
“By using Builder’s Profile, our supply chain can use a single pre-qualification assessment that is available to other main contractors, which is another way we can assist in improving efficiency within the construction industry.”
Builder’s Profile operations director Paul Long added: “In working with Builder’s Profile, Willmott Dixon is giving their supply chain the opportunity to streamline their PQQ processes and make significant improvements to industry PQQ efficiency and sustainability.”
The Builder’s Profile is available to subcontractors in two versions: the basic service allows the completion of a new profile for each contractor free of charge; the premium version enables the creation of one profile which can be used for all contractors and clients. The premium service costs £275 + VAT per year (£199 + VAT to members of NSCC and The Builders' Conference).