Balfour Beatty drives procurement efficiencies as it introduces new Common Assessment Standard
30 March 2021
Balfour Beatty has introduced a new, improved pre-qualification system across its business in the UK, following the launch of Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard; significantly reducing the time, effort and resources that are costing the sector up to £1 billion per annum.
Alongside a number of major contractors, Balfour Beatty will now require all of its supply chain partners to obtain just one certification to win work with the company, with an industry-agreed question set.
With two levels of certification – desktop and site-based – Balfour Beatty’s valued supply chain partners can prequalify via its preferred registered body ConstructionLine or allow sharing of Common Assessment Standard (CAS) data where prequalified with another Recognised Assessment Body.
Created by Build UK with the support of CECA, the Common Assessment Standard is supported by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) which is actively seeking its adoption throughout Government construction procurement, including the Construction Playbook.
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Notes to editors:
- Balfour Beatty (com) is a leading international infrastructure group with 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
- We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
- Over the last 111 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including: the £1.5 billion A14 improvement scheme - Britain’s biggest road project; Hong Kong’s HK$5.5 billion world-class harbour theatre project for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; and the 12.5 mile $429 million North Metro Commuter Rail line in Colorado, US.