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Orion laser facility

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Supply chain

We adhere to exacting standards of safety and security. As a new or existing supplier, it’s vital that you have all the right information about what it takes to work with us.

'Registering interest to become a Supplier with AWE:

Please email any enquiries to scm.relmanagement@awe.co.uk

Your email should include:

  1. The full trading name of your organisation;
  2. Country of Origin;
  3. Contact details for any enquiries including full name, direct phone number and email address;
  4. The scope of product and/or service your company offers* and accreditations e.g. ISO9001;
  5. Reference and a summary to any services or products you have suppliers to AWE in the past, either directly or indirectly; and
  6. Reference and a summary to any services or products you have supplied to any similar organisations in the past, either directly or indirectly e.g. works carried out on other Nuclear Licenced Sites

*Please note that due to our cyber security levels, please refrain from sending material on web links as they will be broken. Supporting evidence to the application should be made either in the body of the email or by attaching PDF documents e.g. brochures.

Once the Supply Chain Management Team receive your enquiry, your details will be reviewed and uploaded onto our Potential Supplier Database.  Although there are no guarantees for work, our
Buyers can then review your details as potential suppliers for new requirements and ITTs.  If selected to receive a contract, then suppliers then need to pass our Supplier Competency Evaluation to be put on our Approved Supplier List

Please note that queries specific to ongoing purchase orders should be addressed the Buyer named on the purchase order, and not to the scm.relmanagement@awe.co.uk email address.

Our supply chain team works with all our suppliers to ensure that products and services meet our needs, are safe and secure and deliver the best value for money.

Supplier evaluation process

The nature of the work we do requires compliance with our site regulations, a high degree of safety standards and quality management. Therefore to become an approved supplier, you must first complete an evaluation process to assess the likelihood of being considered for a contractual relationship

The supplier evaluation is tailored to the particular scope of supply, taking into account a variety of factors which establish business governance, financial stability and ownership of the contracting organisation – as well as the presence of basic quality, environmental and safety standards.

The evaluation confirms whether you or your organisation has the necessary capability and can supply products or services to the required standards Any supplier working on site must comply with our site regulations and support our goal of an injury and incident free workplace.

All suppliers are reminded that no work is to be carried out without formal contract coverage first being in place. Any supplier not complying with this requirement may be removed from AWE’s Approved Supplier List. If you are asked by AWE personnel (non-Supply Chain Management staff) to commence works without an approved Purchase Order being in place, please remind them that you cannot do so and request appropriate contract coverage. If necessary, please contact SCM.Relmanagement@awe.co.uk for advice. Thank you in advance for your continued support and compliance.

Enhancing procurement skills and capability

Because procurement is imperative to our business operations, we are developing the skills and knowledge of our people who work in this part of the company. Everybody who works in procurement is either fully qualified or encouraged to work towards gaining Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply status.

Supplier bulletin

To keep all our suppliers informed of topics that may impact them from our strategy to changes in process eg changes to Supplier Competency Evaluations, a quarterly Supplier Bulletin has been
introduced.  It carries a range of topics relevant to our supply chain community.  Feedback on the Bulletin and suggestions for future topics are welcome - please email SCM.Relmanagement@awe1.awe.co.uk

   
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