Subcontractors2021-02-18T08:06:47+00:00

Subcontractor & Supplier Opportunities

Grow your business with a stable, expanding national property maintenance contractor

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Partner With Us

Axis is a property service partner providing repairs, maintenance and refurbishment work nationally across the commercial, housing, public sector and heritage sectors. We’re looking for great subcontractors and suppliers to join our diverse and skilful supply chain.

We value the expertise provided by our talented fleet of suppliers and contractors. Our partners play a fundamental role in delivering and maintaining our reputable, high-quality standard of service that our clients, people and communities trust and depend on. We are always looking to grow our supply chain and offer a wide range of opportunities to individual tradespeople as well as larger businesses.

Registration is straightforward and takes no time at all. Connect with new opportunities by registering here.

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Partner With Us

Axis is a property service partner providing repairs, maintenance and refurbishment work nationally across the commercial, housing, public sector and heritage sectors. We’re looking for great subcontractors and suppliers to join our diverse and skilful supply chain.

We value the expertise provided by our talented fleet of suppliers and contractors. Our partners play a fundamental role in delivering and maintaining our reputable, high-quality standard of service that our clients, people and communities trust and depend on. We are always looking to grow our supply chain and offer a wide range of opportunities to individual tradespeople as well as larger businesses.

Registration is straightforward and takes no time at all. Connect with new opportunities by registering here.

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Reasons to Register

Our supply chain platform gives you the opportunity to promote your services to a wide Axis audience. Once you have registered, every manager in our business will have access to your profile showing them what you do and where you do it, giving you the best access to a broad range of projects suited to your expertise.

Subcontractors

Reasons to Register

Our supply chain platform gives you the opportunity to promote your services to a wide Axis audience. Once you have registered, every manager in our business will have access to your profile showing them what you do and where you do it, giving you the best access to a broad range of projects suited to your expertise.

Fast & easy registration

Our partner registration system is simple and easy to use, enabling you access to contract opportunities at the click of a button.

Promote what you do

When working in partnership with Axis, you will have the opportunity to promote your services to the wider community and Axis audience.

Connect with Budget Holders

You will be put forward to our Budget Holding Contract Management Team, who will pair your professional portfolio with our opportunities.

Grow your business

By working in partnership, we can help businesses to grow. Find contract opportunities, gain recommendations and network with contract groups.

Access to apprentices

Axis invest in training people to a high level. Your business can benefit from access to our apprentices as well as a bigger pool of skilled labour.

Training & mentoring

We believe your growth becomes our growth and we are committed to providing training and mentoring for partners as well as employees.

Easy digital processes

Once you have registered as an Axis partner, you can find the latest news, upcoming subcontractor opportunities and project information.

Prompt payment

We believe that prompt payment for contractor work is absolutely essential and ensure that our partners are paid correctly and on time.

Fast & Easy registration

Our registration system is simple and easy to use, enabling you access to contract opportunities at the click of a button.

Promote what you do

Working in partnership with Axis enables you to promote your services to the wider community and Axis audience.

Connect with Budget Holders

You will be put forward to our Budget Holding Contract Management Team, who will pair your professional portfolio with our opportunities.

Grow your business

By working in partnership, we can help businesses to grow. Find new contract opportunities, gain recommendations and network with wider contract groups.

Access to apprenticeships

Axis invest in training people to a high level to address the skills shortage in our industry, your business can benefit from access to our apprentices as well as a bigger pool of skilled labour.

Training and mentoring

We believe your growth becomes our growth and we are committed to providing training and mentoring for partners as well as employees.

Easy digital processes

Once you have registered as an Axis partner, you can find the latest news, upcoming subcontractor opportunities and project information.

Prompt payment

We believe that prompt payment for contractor work is absolutely essential and ensure that our partners are paid correctly and on time.

Join our growing business! We invest over £100m annually with our supply chain because we believe in the development of our partners and delivery quality work for clients

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Registration is quick and easy

Registration takes no more than fifteen minutes. Once approved you’ll be visible to our budget holding contract management team, who work with registered and approved companies. You will need digital copies of your company registration, insurance, accreditations and health and safety documents. Scanned or photographed versions are fine.

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Work with us and watch our businesses grow together

I’ve been working with Axis for nearly 20 years. I started my own business 10 years ago, and they’ve provided me regular work since then. They pay on time and are a joy to work for.

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Have a Question?

If you’re interested in working for Axis, reach out to one of our service representatives directly through our friendly neighborhood smart form and we’ll respond as soon as we’ve finished tea.

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FAQ

When applying to be an Axis subcontractor or supplier, who sees my data and how is it being used?2021-02-18T14:55:39+00:00

Your company’s details will be available to Axis staff who are given permission to use the supply chain portal to complete their jobs. Before your company has been approved, your details will be reviewed by relevant internal departments e.g. Finance, Health and Safety, Sustainability etc. to ensure the correct information has been supplied.

Once approved, Axis’ Contract Managers will use the directory to search for companies to deliver work specific to the job’s requirements. Your company details will not be visible to or shared with any other organisation. Axis’ commercial team will also use your information and terms you’ve signed up to, to ensure work has been delivered to the correct standard. Please review our data policy by clicking here.

What should I do if I’m unable to sign into my Axis account?2021-02-18T14:50:26+00:00

If you’ve attempted to register a new account and are unable to sign in, check that your password and username is correct. If you can’t remember your password, you can reset it by clicking the Forgot Password option displayed on the portal. If you’re still unable to sign in or register, email the Axis team [email protected].

What are the benefits of applying to be an Axis subcontractor or supplier?2021-02-18T14:39:43+00:00

Once you’ve registered as an Axis subcontractor or supplier, you and your company will be searchable and ready to be found via Axis’ approved supply chain list. Here, you’ll be able to showcase your services and expertise as well as your relevant certifications and licenses, which are essential if you want to carry out work on Axis’ behalf.

You can also update your profile at any time with renewed or additional documentation and inform us of any new products or services that you are able to provide.

Axis Contract Managers are encouraged to rate and give feedback on supplier and subcontractor work. Exceptional work and feedback will enable you to stand out from the crowd when promoting your services to Axis Budget Holding employees.

When I am applying, can I save and complete the form later?2021-02-18T14:32:57+00:00

Registration is quick and easy. If you need to revisit the form or would like to complete it at a later date, you can save completed pages by clicking save and log out on any page of the form. When you log back into your account you’ll be directed to the beginning of the form. You’ll be able to review/edit answers you have provided and continue from where you left off.

Can I still apply to be an Axis subcontractor or supplier if I don’t have the right level of insurance or safety documents?2021-02-18T15:16:11+00:00

Just because you or your business have not obtained all of the documentation on the requirements list, it does not mean that you cannot apply to be an Axis supplier or subcontractor. We run a watertight supply chain so that we can provide only the best quality of service for our clients, therefore an additional review is necessary before we can confirm the next steps.

If you have outstanding documentation that you’re unable to provide, or have a question before or during the online application process, send us an email at [email protected]. You’ll need to let us know a little about what services you or company provides so that we can review your request.

Do I need to register as a subcontractor or supplier if I’m already working for Axis?2021-02-18T14:21:38+00:00

Yes, if you’re carrying out work as a subcontractor or providing supplies for Axis, you must register via the Subhub, even if you’re already working for Axis. The Subhub helps us to improve the management of our supply chain and is fully integrated with our financial system.

Registering not only ensures that you or business can receive payment for the services that you provide, but it also offers the chance to promote your products and services. When you register via the Subhub you will appear on a database of approved suppliers and subcontractors, making your skills, services and expertise visible. This gives you the opportunity to be selected for future work.

What are your payment terms?2021-02-18T16:48:36+00:00

We value our people and believe in the importance of ensuring all of our partners are paid correctly and on time. All suppliers are paid on a 30-day term against the invoice date. Subcontractors can choose from the following payment types:

  • 30 days with 2.5% Early Payment Discount
  • 14 days with 5% Early Payment Discount

Some of Axis’s divisions and contracts may carry different terms, but these would be negotiated before work starts.

Which accreditations and verifications do I need to become a subcontractor?2021-02-18T15:12:30+00:00

All of our subcontractors must provide CIS verification for all company partners and give evidence of any assessments of accreditations that the business has passed (CHAS, Safe Contractor, Exor etc.).

Businesses must also provide their Health and Safety Policy, in addition to information about who is responsible for Health and Safety. Risk assessments are also required during the application process.

For services that include any aspect of gas, electrics, asbestos or scaffolding, businesses must also demonstrate the associated trades and confirm to the credential to supply them. Businesses providing these services must also ensure that their operatives have the valid qualifications for their relevant trade. These are stated specifically for Gas (Gas Safe), Electric (NECCEIC) or Scaffold (CISRS).

All businesses wishing to subcontract for Axis must also ensure that any operative or subcontractors working on behalf of Axis have been DBS checked. Anyone carrying out onsite work on behalf of Axis must also possess a valid CSCS card that is carried at all times when working with us.

We also ask that all businesses joining our subcontractor fleet support our Training Levy, whereby 2% is deducted from all payments. This pool of funds contributes to training and apprenticeship programmes which play a crucial role in our work to tackle the labour shortage.

You’ll be prompted to upload documents relevant to the trade or service your company provides to complete your application. Common documents required include:

  • Company registration and VAT certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Insurance certificates
  • Safety documents
  • Trade accreditations

More details of subcontractor requirements can be found via the Axis Sub-Hub application process.

What sort of businesses can become subcontractors?2021-02-18T16:47:10+00:00

Our subcontractors play a vital role in providing the diverse array of services that we provide to our public and private sector clients. We subcontract a range of Limited Companies, Sole Traders and Partners who specialise in a range of trades and services, some of which include:

  • Asbestos Specialists
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Damp Proofing and Timber Treatment Services
  • Facia, Soffit and Guttering Services
  • Gas (Domestic and Commercial) Technicians
  • Floor Fitters
  • Metalwork & Cladding Operatives
  • Painter and Decorators
  • Pest Control
  • Strip-out and Demolition Services
  • Tilers
What sort of businesses can become suppliers?2021-02-18T16:46:38+00:00

We are always looking to build partnerships with suppliers that can support our business and people with quality and reliable products and services. Whether your business can provide materials and goods that can be used across our sector projects or, services that aid our business support divisions, we want to hear from you. Here is an inconclusive list of the type of supplier services that we are looking for:

  • Bathroom Suppliers
  • Boiler and Central Heating Suppliers
  • Building Material Suppliers
  • Cement and Aggregates Suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Flooring Suppliers
  • Playground Equipment Suppliers
  • Security
  • Site Offices and Temporary Buildings Suppliers
  • Tool and Equipment Hire Firms
  • Training Providers
  • Workwear Suppliers

We work with Limited Companies, Sole Traders and Partners. We require our suppliers to provide proof of public/products liability and withhold insurance that adequately covers the work type and value undertaken. Businesses providing supplier services must also comply with the Equality Act 2010, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and GDPR.

What’s the difference between subcontractors and suppliers?2021-02-18T16:45:33+00:00

Subcontractors are those that provide us with trades and services. This can include plumbers, roofers and scaffolders. Suppliers on the other hand provide physical products, goods or services that facilitate the services that we provide. Printer, window manufacturers, and timber merchants would be examples of suppliers that play a key role in facilitating the work that we carry out.

How can I join the supply chain?2021-02-18T16:44:40+00:00

All of our suppliers must be pre-qualified, before contributing to our supply chain. To become a partner within our supply chain, you must first register as a supplier via the Axis Sub-Hub. This online process is quick and easy. You will need to submit some information about yourself and your business, including your trading name, insurance and accreditations as well as details outlining the products or services that you can supply.

Once your application has been accepted, you will have access to all the information you will need as a supplier within your own login Sub-Hub dashboard. Here, you can also find out about the latest Axis news, projects and opportunities.

Where can I find out about the latest subcontractor opportunities?2021-02-18T16:43:02+00:00

If you are interested in finding out about our latest subcontractor opportunities, we advise that you register your business via our Sub-Hub subcontractor portal. Here you will be able to find out about the latest Axis news and upcoming projects.

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Opportunities Across Trades

Axis specialise in carrying out maintenance, repair and refurbishment work for a variety of public and private sectors. We offer a wide range of opportunities for subcontractors and suppliers related to these trades. Find out more about the latest partner vacancies available at Axis.