Achieving efficiency in the procurement process has long been a problem in the construction industry with many Professionals finding it difficult to source the right Specialist for their project within the timeframe allocated. As we know all too well, a lack of time is inherent to most construction programmes and this often means Professionals are required to rush through the procurement of some packages so that they can commence and complete works on site as prescribed in the contract.
Tight deadlines for Practical Completion are typically further complicated by issues during the design period and cuts to the procurement programme are often the only solution. On occasions Professionals are therefore left unable to conduct the detailed tender investigations they desire and instead impose tight tender deadlines on the Specialists which affect the quality of the award process.If procurement is rushed, it may be the case that the Specialists selected are not the most appropriate for the project and longer term issues like disputes and delays will often manifest themselves thereafter as both parties become defensive.
These issues generally stem from a lack of time and to combat this we, at C-Link aim to implement a change that borders on being revolutionary for the industry. We have created a system that quickly connects Professionals with the Specialists who want to provide the specific service they need on their project.Our streamlined procurement platform allows Specialists to be found instantly by Professionals and in turn provides two key benefits:
- Both parties spend more of their time on the procurement and bidding process.
- Increasing the likelihood that the right Specialist is matched with the right Project and Professional.
Regardless of whether you are a Specialist or Professional, C-Link will lead to improved results for your business by providing a service that matches the right Specialist with the right project. To be a part of our growing community, register your interest at www.c-link.com now.
About Paul Heming
Paul was a Quantity Surveyor who gained 10 years experience of managing £200 million worth of flagship UK projects, including 20 Fenchurch Street and Battersea Power Station. In 2015, Paul founded C-Link with the intention of sharing his expertise of managing major projects with the SME market.