Understanding our process
NATS uses a number of measures in its Supplier Selection process, in order to ensure fairness in contract awards and a reliable, long-term supplier base.
Key to this process is the supplier due diligence process, known as Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) it is designed to standardise our requests for supplier assurance information.
JOSCAR covers company capability, accreditations’, information security, corporate social responsibility, financial history and ethical operations. By completing this fully a supplier also increases the possibility of gaining additional business from both NATS and other buying organisations that are members of JOSCAR.
On completion of JOSCAR we do not allocate a pure pass/fail criteria as different projects may place differing emphasis on aspects of a company’s structure and abilities.
NATS at all times seeks to select suppliers who can fulfil its needs, whilst maintaining ethical business relationships and enhancing fair and open competition within the marketplace.
Potential suppliers will only be invited to join JOSCAR as part of a procurement activity, therefore we request that companies do not contact us asking to be added.
Corporate social responsibility We engage in discussions to reduce the environmental impact of solutions developed to meet our requirements.
Information handling We Share information confidently knowing it is reliable and protected to an agreed standard.