Approved Contractors

Many of our smaller, ad hoc works requirements are carried out by companies on the Approved Contract/Consultant List ACCL. The list also includes construction-related consultancy services such as archaeological or topographical surveyors.

Radian managers typically invite one or more listed contractors to quote for small works (to a value of £25,000), with the extra confidence that contractors have already undergone due diligence and so can be engaged immediately.

 

Joining our Approved Contract/Consultant List (ACCL)

Membership of the ACCL is strictly by invitation from a Radian manager with specialist trade knowledge, who initiate this with an internal request.

Following an invitation, you will first need to register your company on our e-tendering portal In-Tend. Please choose a primary email address that you can check regularly, remembering to update this and other contacts if staff change or move on.

Subsequently, again through In-Tend, you will need to complete a set of questionnaires depending on the size and nature of your business, and to submit supporting insurance certificates and other documents. Here, you can demonstrate that your company operates to full legal and professional standards. In future, you must be ready to refresh certificates as the existing ones expire.

Note that we restrict the number of specialists in any one field to avoid diluting the opportunities for our existing contractors. We cannot consider unsolicited requests to join the ACCL, and listing does not in itself guarantee any work with Radian.

Contractors may work within a single Radian area or more widely.

Much of Radian’s construction and day-to-day maintenance work is undertaken by our in-house teams, so opportunities here are limited.

 

What will you need to provide?

Here is an indication of information required as part of the approval process:

 

Insurance and licensing

Radian requires confirmation that you have a suitable level of Public Liability, Employer’s Liability and/or Professional Indemnity insurance as applicable.

If your business involves activities such as gas servicing, handling asbestos or carrying waste, you will additionally need to show that you are suitably licenced.

 

Health and Safety

For members of a recognised Safety Scheme in Procurement (SSiP) such as CHAS, SAFEcontractor, Exor, SMAS, or Acclaim Accreditation, detailed documentary evidence is not then required. Otherwise you must complete a comprehensive health and safety questionnaire and provide all relevant supporting documentation such as H&S policies, risk assessments and/or method statements appropriate to the works or service you are providing.

 

Commercial history

We will ask for details of any contracts that have been terminated over the past three years, other than at expiry.  An instance of early termination is not necessarily a reason for exclusion from the ACCL, and each application will be considered individually.

 

Data Protection

We will ask you to confirm the way in which you may use any personal data, provided by us, and your commitment to keep this information safe and secure in line with GDPR.

In future, you will need to provide a receipt from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to confirm annual registration.

 

Safeguarding

Contractors may come into contact, directly or indirectly, with children or vulnerable adults. We will ask you to confirm your understanding of good practice, with ways of reporting concerns about possible abuse.

 

Equality and Diversity

Radian values diversity and is committed to encourage and promote a culture that challenges prejudicial behaviours and breaks barriers to opportunities. Beyond this, Radian has a legal duty to tackle discrimination and harassment and to promote equality and good relations in everything it does. We expect equivalent standards from our suppliers.

 

Bribery, fraud and money laundering

Radian’s Probity policy forbids either the acceptance or offer of bribes on behalf of Radian by anyone associated with the organisation. It also reinforces Radian’s stance on fraud and money laundering, backed by current legislation.. Again we look for an equivalent assurance from our suppliers.

 

Conflicts of interest

A possible conflict of interest should not preclude a company working for Radian. However, for transparency, it is important that you declare this at the outset.

 

Policies

You may be invited to submit your company’s policies for some activities. If your company does not have such policies, we ask that you agree to follow Radian’s own which you can view on our Policies page.

 

Leaving the ACCL

If at any time you wish to have your company removed from the ACCL, please contact procurement@radian.co.uk.

Radian may occasionally suspend or remove a contractor due to failure to keep certificates up-to-date, quality of work, long-term inactivity or other reasons.

 

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