Getting Constructionline accredited

If you’re looking to gain Constructionline accreditation, the team at HS Direct can help. 

We can take the strain and hassle away for you by managing your Constructionline application or upgrading your current accreditation for you. We are also experience in managing client upgrades to Constructionline Gold.

What is Constructionline?

Constructionline is a Government-run scheme, which collects, assesses, and monitors your standard company information. It is the largest pre-qualification database in the UK and the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service.

There are 3 Levels of Accreditation available to you – including Associate (Entry Level), Silver (level 2), Gold (level 3) and Platinum (level 4).

What does Constructionline assess?

Constructionline looks at a range of aspects of your business from financials, to operational processes, i.e. Health & Safety. It looks at compliance issues, which apply to the work you undertake. The Constructionline questionnaire will only ask for information that is relevant to your business, e.g. be it contractors, consultants, suppliers, manufacturers etc.

Why Apply for Constructionline?

Constructionline is used by a lot of larger companies/contractors to pre-qualify your business and your ability to carry out a project.

Being accredited with Constructionline also means you will no longer need to frequently duplicate your standard company information for each construction tender - saving you time and money.

There are over 8,000 procurement professionals and 2,500 buying organisations that use the Constructionline database to source their contractors and consultants, which means it is a fantastic aid to promote your business and gain new work opportunities.

What Do You Need to Apply for Constructionline?

Constructionline doesn't just assess your health & safety; it also looks at finances, training etc. So, some of the bits you will need include:

  • Set of accounts (audited if you have over 5 employees)
  • A VAT certificate (if you're VAT registered)
  • CV of employment history, if you don't have proof of training - include partners if you're a partnership
  • Insurance certificates
  • 2 trade references

Health & Safety Policy (up to date, signed by the MD & filled in correctly)

These are only a few elements needed – we can talk you through the full criteria of documentation that are required as part of the accreditation process.

What does ConstructionLine Accreditation Cost?

Constructionline has a joining fee, then a subsequent annual fee. We also charge a set fee for supporting you to gain your accreditation. 

In terms of time, it will take as long as you want it to, in terms of you collating the information you need. If you've got more information to produce and collect, then it's going to take you longer than if you've already got some organisation in place.

What are the Benefits of Being Constructionline Approved?

Over 2,500 buyers use Constructionline to source their contractors or consultants, which will open up more opportunities for you to work with them.

You'll also be instantly recognised as aligning with government and industry standards, making you a more viable choice when tendering against those that don't hold an accreditation.

Once approved, you'll have access to Constructionline's Opportunities Notice Board. This will give you alerts on construction projects, which are related to your expertise - from minor works to large framework agreements.

Along with that, Constructionline provide free regional and national 'Meet the Buyers' events, giving you a chance to meet and network with the key decision makers for the larger firms.

What Areas Do People Struggle With?

For many applicants, Constructionline can be an overwhelming and prolonged process, but many find that the rewards far surpass the setbacks the application may cause. If you're considering going for the accreditation, or you're struggling with the application, we can provide you with assistance with the application and becoming accredited with Constructionline

Let us help you become accredited. 

Simply complete the contact form and will be in touch with you to arrange free assessment of your business and accreditations to see which Constructionline level is best for you and how we can work with you to manage the process.