Upskilling the local community


SDR approval works for buyers

Here at SDR, we understand how time-consuming it can be to select, monitor and manage a supply chain.

The SDR assessment system is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to do so, freeing up valuable time to invest in running and improving your business.

The whole system has been developed by experienced industry professionals in consultation with major buyers, so you can be confident that SDR will work for you.

The benefits for buyers...

All 'SDR Assessed' suppliers have a comprehensive and audited PQQ available for you to inspect online.

You can also request further details for a more in-depth analysis that goes beyond PAS91:2010 requirements. This can include financial disclosures, credit check facilities, trade references and policies for hundreds of competent listed suppliers.

You have the confidence of knowing that 'SDR Assessed' suppliers have undergone a comprehensive training course delivered by an expert tutor.

Many more buyers' tools are being developed, such as a PQQ scorecard that automatically evaluates, screens and rates responses – and can be tailored to your company’s needs – which will save you time and ensures consistency of evaluation.

And thanks to SDR’s links to the ‘findit’ network of business portal websites, you can advertise your supply needs, upload contract documents and invite potential bidders to tender. You’ll also see 'SDR Assessed' companies at the top of any supplier search results.

To make the most of SDR...

Many major purchasers have already recognised the value of SDR’s assessment programme, including VINCI UK, Interserve, Sandwell Council, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke, Skanska and Thomas Vale Construction.

VINCI UK, Interserve and Sandwell Council have sponsored suppliers to become 'SDR Assessed', so they can help to up-skill important sectors and geographical areas.

Buyers can start to make the most of SDR’s assessment programme by contacting Skills Development Recognition for a chat about how SDR can meet your needs.

Don’t just take our word for it…

"After spending two enjoyable days on the SDR PQQ course, Morgan Sindall Plc were impressed and fully support the Skills Development Recognition scheme. This is a first-class scheme and will give our business a valuable PQQ to access sub-contractors who have obtained listed status and have been pre-screened by SDR. I strongly recommend you develop and up-skill your business by joining this scheme to enable your business to pass Morgan Sindall's Plc prequalification".
Mark Simpson, Regional Supply Chain Manager: Construction, Morgan Sindall

"I joined the Skills Development Recognition (SDR) training for two days to observe how the course prepares businesses for the rigorous pre-qualification processes adopted by most major contractors. I was really impressed by the comprehensive nature of the information provided. As a Supply Chain Manager I know that any business that has successfully completed this course should be able to pass the pre-qualification process undertaken by our approved subcontractors."
Claire Brown, Supply Chain Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction

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QuoteI strongly recommend you develop and upskill your business by joining this scheme.

Mark Simpson, Regional Supply Chain Manager: Construction, Morgan Sindall

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