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Safecontractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a Property Management client who wished to outsource the annual vetting of contractors on its approved list. Interest shown by other similar clients identified the potential for a standardised system that could be offered to the whole of the company’s client base.
In 1999 SupplyLine was born. After further development the product was expanded to provide web based access to its clients and was re-branded as Safecontractor in 2003.
Steady growth and the adoption of the system by some major brand names such as Kellogg, Debenhams Retail Plc, Home Retail Group and General Motors UK, saw entry into new client markets and further growth in contractor members.
Safecontractor is operated by Exor (Services) Ltd, part of the Santia group of companies and is owned by BECAP, the private equity investment vehicle for Better Capital Limited. Better Capital aim to unlock the enormous potential within the Santia group of companies through commitment to additional investment that will maintain and build upon the high levels of quality and service that we endeavour to provide to our customers. Better Capital is quoted on the London Stock Exchange.
Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.
Our aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.
How we help suppliers to the construction industry
For suppliers to the construction industry, Constructionline means that you no longer need to repeatedly duplicate your standard company information for every construction tender. What’s more, with over 8,000 procurement professionals from over 2,500 buying organisations already using the Constructionline database to source contractors and consultants, Constructionline is a great tool to market your business.
How we help buyers of construction services
By providing access to over 24,000 suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,000 organisations are already making the most of. We assess all of our suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that we remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry.
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