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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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Supporting Construction Procurement in the Public Sector with the Common Assessment Standard

Supporting Construction Procurement in the Public Sector with the Common Assessment Standard

Through the Crown Commercial Service partnership, Achilles can ensure compliance with the Common Assessment Standard. Watch our video now to learn more.

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

The construction sector is witnessing a notable shift in procurement practices for all contracting authorities. This is particularly noticeable as this article on PPN 03/24 follows closely on the coattails of our previous article surrounding PPN 03/23.  

Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

This article looks at pressing concerns poised to shape construction supply chains over the coming months. 

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

You could be forgiven for losing track of where things…

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Here are six impactful ways for suppliers looking to improve their sustainability credentials and grow their business:

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

PPN 03/23 revises procurement to streamline and standardise selection of suppliers. It aims to provide clarity to the pre-qualification process

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

Understanding the differences and similarities between these two pieces of…

The Evolution of Building Safety: The Building Safety Act, Amendments, and Aligning with Industry Standards

The Evolution of Building Safety: The Building Safety Act, Amendments, and Aligning with Industry Standards

Investigates the act's history, regulatory updates, and efforts of Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard (CAS) to align industry standards.

The case for AI in supply chain management

The case for AI in supply chain management

This blog focuses on the role of AI in Supply…

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

What is the business case for sustainability? In our latest…

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 

The world of sustainability is awash with acronyms and it…