At JN Bentley we’re committed to our vision to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients, but we know that we wouldn’t be able to achieve this without the ongoing help and support from our supply chain partners.
Although we pride ourselves on having significant in-house capability, we often look to strengthen our team further through subcontractor support for specific projects.
Any company we subcontract becomes an essential part of the project team and as such, we demand the same high standards we expect from our own Staff. To ensure that these standards are met, we conduct regular Performance Reports which determine whether subcontractors can be approved for use and, once approved, whether we can continue to use them.
The performance reviews we conduct assess a range of significant capabilities of all our subcontractors. The criteria are as follows:
In the majority of cases, we’re delighted to report that our suppliers not only meet these standards, but exceed them. However, we’re always looking for continuous improvement and occasionally raise the minimum standards expected in order to drive improvements, particularly in safety issues for example. An overview of our subcontractor performance is available here.
We have recently changed our process for the recognition of high performance subcontractors.
We now complete a league table which outlines the top 25% high performing subcontractors based on our performance reviews. Each subcontractor is recognised within this 25%, along with three other performance categories (seen below):
Suatainability and continuous improvement is important within this industry; therefore this is always communicated to all our subcontract suppliers. And we are delighted to send out a letter to each of them confirming their status with a certificate of achievement.