Samson - A Different Approach to Pre-Qualification
Are you looking into using a supplier database to manage your pre-qualification and supply chain competence?
Check out Samson for an different approach...
All supplier PQQ databases charge a registration fee, even the government run ones. These fees can be the tip of the iceberg with some systems making additional charges, depending on the size of the business and the services offered.
With Samson there are two registration options. The supplier can pay a registration fee of £195 (that's it - no extra charges) or buyers can invite their suppliers to register with Samson, free of charge, if the buyer is using the Samson licensing scheme.
PRE-APPROVAL OF YOUR SUPPLIERS
Other supplier competency systems will assess the supplier's pre-qualification questionnaire (and some even charge extra for this!) in order to provide you with a list of pre-approved suppliers, but what if the supply you want to use isn't on the list, or is having difficulty getting on the list?
Samson does not assess or approve your suppliers - you do! This helps us to keep costs down, but more importantly it gives you full control and allows you to work with the suppliers you know and want to work with.
The only reason a supplier will enter onto a supplier database system is to improve their chances of getting work - why else would they do it. With systems that focus on supplying pre-approved contractors there is always a danger that smaller businesses, or those with little or no industry accreditation will lose out when competing for work against larger companies.
With Samson you invite your suppliers to come onto the system. You assess them, you approve them and you give them work. This means the supplier is far more likely to see some return on their registration fee.
YOUR SUPPLIERS TIME AND RESOURCE
Pre-approval systems require the supplier to complete a standard questionnaire that is the same for all and probably covers most, if not all of the things you want to know. But there may be a lot of information about your supplier that you don't need to know, but they've still had to provide in order to complete the questionnaire.
Samson provides you with a PQQ that fits your requirements. We can supply you with a full PAS91:2013 question set, or use your existing pre-qualification questionnaire. There is no limit on the number of questions your questionnaire can have, it can be any length, from 5 to 500 (although we wouldn't recommend 500!). The supplier only has to answer questions they have not already responded to.
PROJECT PRE-CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONNAIRES
All other supplier databases cover just the pre-qualification process. But what about project specific questions for suppliers who have been awarded work?
Samson also covers the Pre-Construction process. This is a separate questionnaire* which is specifically geared to the project you want your supplier to work on. Who will be their site safety officer, have they given their operatives advice on asbestos awareness, what safety induction will they provide for their site operatives. These are just a few of the questions you can ask on a project by project basis.