Becoming a supplier
We aim to develop a reliable, long-term supplier base
We identify and engage with potential suppliers from the marketplace and from those already registered on the JOSCAR portal. JOSCAR is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry and acts as a single repository for supplier pre-qualification and compliance information. Small and medium sized organisations are able to register on the SME Portal, whilst registration for larger organisations is by invitation only.
We use a number of measures in our supplier selection process in order to ensure fairness in contract awards and to develop a reliable, long-term supplier base.
Regrettably, we are unable to respond to unsolicited enquiries.
Pre-Qualification and Onboarding
As part of our pre-qualification and onboarding process we require all new suppliers to complete a Supplier Assurance Questionnaire and update it on an annual basis throughout the duration of our relationship.
The questionnaire covers a range of topics including company capability, accreditations, information security, corporate social responsibility, financial history and ethical operations.
The questionnaire and portal to access it, known as JOSCAR, is administered by our partner Hellios, and is a collaborative project amongst buying organisations across the aviation and defence markets.
Suppliers who have already completed the question because they provide goods and services to another registered buying organisation will not have to re-complete the questionnaire as we already have visibility of their registration and access to their responses.
Potential suppliers will only be invited to join JOSCAR as part of a procurement activity and we request that companies do not contact us asking to be added. Small and medium sized organisations are able to register on the Hellios SME Portal.
Purchase Orders are issued, and Invoices received, electronically via the SAP Business Network (formerly called the Ariba Network) and the onboarding process requires suppliers to create an account with the network if they don’t already have one.
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