Our suppliers

Being a supplier at Barfoot & Thompson means being part of our family. We value our suppliers as key stakeholders in our customer experience journey and invite you to continue this journey with us.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 requires that a 'Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking' (PCBU), such as Barfoot & Thompson has a primary 'duty of care' for the health and safety of their workers, including contractors and subcontractors.

To ensure we have appropriate systems and processes in place to support health and safety, we have introduced an online contractor prequalification system (PREQUAL).


Learn more about PREQUAL through these FAQs

Why are we using PREQUAL?
Prequalification assessments of our contractors is considered to be best business practice as it reduces the risk of using contractors who are not trained and competent. We have chosen to use the services of PREQUAL to conduct these assessments for our company. 
What is PREQUAL?
PREQUAL is an online contractor prequalification system developed by Impac. The PREQUAL assessment process grades a contractor’s health and safety capability then provides a detailed report which is made available to the us and the contractor.
How do I get started?
You have the option of attending one of information sessions being held in November,or you can start by going onto the PREQUAL website www.prequal.co.nz  to register online and pay the required fee. The PREQUAL team will email you a sole trader/company questionnaire which you are asked to complete and submit. 
What are the benefits of being prequalified?
Prequalification means that you:
1.  Make only one application to PREQUAL.
2. Can work for any of our 75 branches and other companies using PREQUAL.
3..Can use the Impac logo on your documentation and website.
When is the deadline to start the prequalification process?
You have until 3 January 2019 to register through the PREQUAL website. If you need support with submitting your documentation, contact the PREQUAL team on 0800 773 782 or at info@PREQUAL.co.nz
What if I miss the deadline to start the prequalification?
We will remove you from our contractor database and use only contractors who are prequalified. However, once you have completed your prequalification, you are welcome to contact us via safety@barfoot.co.nz to be considered as a supplier to Barfoot & Thompson.

Message from Kiri Barfoot - PREQUAL Certification

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