CHAS Partners with Online Supply Chain Platform
A partnership between the UK's Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and cloud-based collaborative platform, Local Supply Chain, will facilitate bidding and tendering for major procurers and contractors.
By combining forces, the two organisations aim to open-up the barriers to entry for contractors looking to work in construction projects, and allow quicker and easier engagement of sub-contractors from main contractors and clients.
Local Supply Chain is free for subcontractors to join, allowing them to create profiles and boost their visibility to clients therefore receiving more enquiries and winning more work. In return, clients have visibility over projects, procurement & supply chain activities.
Richard Ratcliffe, Local Supply Chain CEO, says: “Having spent years in construction procurement, I wanted to create a system that makes it fair and easy for subcontractors, micro businesses and SMEs to win work easily from major clients and contractors. It was also important to me that the subcontractors were able to access these work flows without high sign up fees.
“By partnering with CHAS, I am confident that we will be able to open the door for many suppliers and subcontractors to have access to bigger projects from a whole range of clients.”
Ian McKinnon, CHAS managing director, adds: “We are really looking forward to working with LSC and giving our members a fair chance to win business which they are eminently qualified for. This new partnership illustrates that once contractors become CHAS accredited they truly open up a wealth of new opportunities.
"Although it has been a challenging period for the construction sector we hope that this agreement demonstrates our long-term commitment to helping our customers improve their prospects and build their businesses."