B2B Supports Implementation of ISO 44001 Collaboration Standard at Sellafield Site
B2B, supported by React Engineering, have won a contract to support the implementation of ISO 44001 collaboration standard at the Sellafield site, the nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site in West Cumbria in the UK.
The new international standard for collaboration, launched in the spring of 2017, specifies requirements for the effective identification, development and management of collaborative business relationships within or between organisations.
Procured through Sellafield’s new SME supply chain engagement process, LINC, only launched this autumn, Emma-Jayne Gooch, head of supply chain development and innovation said: "The first opportunity published in the LINC scheme was a call for proposals on how Sellafield Ltd could achieve accreditation to ISO 44001, collaborative business relationship management systems. “Through the LINC scheme we asked SMEs to get their heads together and propose how we could identify any gaps against the standard, how the standard could initially be piloted and then ultimately rolled out across the whole business.
"We received five impressive submissions on December 2, a panel assessed the proposals on December 6 and we announced the successful SMEs on December 8. That is a speed of turnaround never experienced before by Sellafield Ltd.”
The successful proposal was a collaboration, led by B2Bppm Ltd – a collaboration specialist, and supported by React Engineering. John Doyle, Director of B2B, said: “We are used to complex and time consuming tendering processes. The LINC process was very easy and simple to use to register.
"There were many SMEs in the LINC list of companies that would have been great partners, but we did our own due diligence for matching up with a good partner and React Engineering came top. "Not only do they have a good insight into working with Sellafield, but also have a strong experience of working collaboratively." John, a member of the Institute for Collaborative Working said ‘we are really excited about supporting Sellafield in consolidating and improving its existing good record in promoting collaborative working with its supply chain.