We are one of the UK's biggest utility companies with a supply chain value of over £500m. With safety, sustainability and responsibility at the heart of all we do, we're keen to establish strong relationships with our suppliers because we know how critical they are to our business.
We want to build and develop our supplier network and welcome any new engagement from suppliers who share our core values. Our simple step approach to working together incorporates the key engagement steps with our suppliers - registration, tender management and contract engagement.
The first step in building a relationship with us, irrespective of which part of SGN you wish to work for, is to register using our supplier registration system which is hosted by Achilles Information Limited. For requirements subject to EU procurement regulations, suppliers will be selected from Achilles UVDB in the United Kingdom, as this ensures you are able to work with and support our teams safely and responsibly.
Our path to working together
While our primary supplier selection process uses Achilles, for requirements that are subject to the EU procurement rules, tender events will be published via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and suppliers will be able to participate directly. Our procurement team leading the event will be able to advise and support you in joining the event via Jaggaer.
For the second and third key steps we have introduced the Jaggaer Source to Contract system to manage and facilitate our core sourcing process. Jaggaer is a cloud-based solution enabling our procurement teams to create tender events, invite suppliers to participate, and manage contract negotiation and award. We have introduced Jaggaer across SGN and have provided further information on how to use and access the system below.
Supplier Registration System
By registering your interest to work with us via the supplier registration system, it not only informs us of your services and products but also your commitment to our core values and objectives.
If the goods, works or services you wish to supply to us are subject to EU Procurement rules, you should also register on Achilles UVDB (UK).
Jaggaer Source to Contract
From December 2021 onwards we will introduce our new Jaggaer Source to Contract system across SGN. As one of the most widely trusted procurement systems in the industry, Jaggaer will help to optimize our Source-to-Contract process by connecting our suppliers, sourcing activities and contracts in one place. Our process will continue to be free to use.
Existing suppliers will be contacted to register on the new Jaggaer portal, and any new suppliers will receive invitations when selected to participate in tender events. The portal is live at https://sgn.tlb.app.jaggaer.com/, and the homepage contains useful information, a registration link and video guide, a list of current opportunities, and Jaggaer support telephone numbers, call back and email details.
Registered suppliers are asked to complete some basic on-boarding questions within their profile, which can then save time when completing PQQ and/or ITT submissions. Multiple supplier users can be added within the portal by the main registered user, with the ability to specify default contacts names for event notifications.
Dynamic Purchasing System
Construction, maintenance and replacement of gas distribution mains and services: Southern network
Southern Gas Networks plc (“SGN”) are a gas distribution utility regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (“Ofgem”). SGN is seeking experienced Suppliers to assist the delivery of a range of regulatory outputs and related works predominantly over the period 2021 to 2026.
The primary works activity will be the policy abandonment and replacement of underground cast iron gas mains and steel service pipes. The majority of the mains to be abandoned and renewed will be in the diameter range 3” to 8” with a significantly smaller quantity in the diameter range 9” – 12”. The mains are located in predominantly urban locations including London (South of the River Thames), the South and South East of England and operate at pressures up to 2 bar.
In addition to the recently awarded framework agreements, SGN has created a separate Dynamic Purchasing System to support future procurements which becomes available from 1 April 2021 onwards.
Suppliers should note that the Dynamic Purchasing System will be open until 2026 and interested parties can visit Delta eSourcing to access prequalification information at any time within this period. Once registered, select ‘Response Manager’ and within the access code box enter T7AD7GHG82. This will then give you access to the Dynamic Purchasing System titled “Construction, maintenance and replacement of gas distribution mains and services – SOUTHERN”.
Future opportunities and communications can then be accessed by the suppliers through the Delta system.
Construction, maintenance and replacement of gas distribution mains and services: Scotland network
We're seeking experienced contractors to assist with the delivery of a range of Ofgem regulatory outputs over the period 2021 - 2026.
Contractors will be required to provide experienced and competent resources to safely deliver the primary works, annual policy mains replacement works target, and an element of the inclusive secondary works.
The primary works activity will be the policy abandonment and replacement, with polyethylene pipework, of underground cast iron gas mains and associated steel service pipes and risers (up to 6 storeys) across our Scottish network.
The majority of the cast-iron mains to be abandoned and renewed will be in the diameter range 3” to 8” (referred to as Tier 1 Mains) with a significantly smaller quantity in the diameter range 9” – 12” (Tier 2 Mains) and diameter range 15” and above (Tier 3 Mains). The mains are located in predominantly urban locations including Edinburgh, Glasgow and most major cities and towns, and operate at pressures up to 2 bar.
Secondary works activities include:
- Replacement of steel mains and services due to their condition (non-policy mains replacement)
- Diversion of mains and services at the request of a third party up to 355mm diameter
- Construction of new reinforcement mains to increase the capacity of the network up to 355mm diameter
In addition to the recently awarded framework agreements, we have created a separate Dynamic Purchasing System to support future procurements and will remain open until 2026.
If you are interested in joining the DPS, please visit Delta eSourcing and register. Once registered, search for the DPS questionnaire titled Construction, maintenance and replace of gas distribution mains and services – Scotland. The access code for the tenderbox is 2B4ME5J4NY.
Interested parties can complete the DPS questionnaire at any point whilst the tenderbox is in the “open” status: there is no deadline for participation. Once accepted onto the DPS you will be able to compete for packages of work.
Should you have any additional queries relating to the Dynamic Purchasing System, please contact Diane Pirie.
We’re committed to the fair treatment of all our suppliers and to paying our suppliers on time. We’re constantly looking to not only provide our suppliers with quick resolution of invoices but also ensure any queries or issues are managed effectively.
We’ve partnered with Causeway Tradex to automate our ‘purchase-to-pay process, and deliver mutual benefits for both ourselves and you, our trusted suppliers, in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. You’ll find a range of connection options, and can choose the best solution for your business requirements and invoicing processes.
The accuracy of invoices is key to help us deliver these commitments, please ensure all invoices include the following information:
- Valid PO number, linked to the correct operating unit
- Invoice date
- Invoice/credit note number
- Correct currency
- An accurate description of the goods or services bought
- Meet HMRC and ROI tax regulations
- Correct ‘bill to’ address details
Any invoice queries can be emailed to AccountsPayable.SGN@sgn.co.uk, quoting ‘Query’ and a suitable reference in the subject line to ensure your query managed efficiently by the Accounts Payable team.