- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 08 Aug 2018
Supply chain capability summary
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a very broad term that describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a built asset. In the UK, the Government Construction Strategy stated that '...government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016'. This represents a requirement for Level 2 BIM on centrally-procured public projects.
PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling specifies the requirements for achieving Level 2 BIM.
PAS 1192-2 suggests that a Supply Chain Capability Summary (SCCS) forms part of the project implementation plan and should be submitted by prospective suppliers as part of their pre-contract BIM Execution Plan. The pre-contract BIM Execution Plan is prepared in response to the Employer's Information Requirements which form part of the tender documentation for the project.
A supply chain capability assessment is carried out by the principal supplier to verify there is suitable human resource and IT capability in the various organisations that make up the supply chain. The SCCS form summarises the assessment of the organisations in the supply chain carried out during the sub-contract procurement process and means that only one form has to be submitted as part of the BIM Execution Plan rather than separate forms for each organisation.
The SCCS form is prepared based on Supplier Resource Assessment Forms completed by each relevant organisation in the sub-contract procurement process, detailing their resource capability and capacity.
- A Supplier Information Technology Assessment form is completed by each individual supplier, describing their general IT resources and policies.
- The Supplier BIM Resource Assessment form is completed by each individual supplier, demonstrating their BIM competence, experience and their willingness and capability to exchange data.
This assessment process may mean that the principal supplier has to resolve potential issues, agree solutions and identify training and support requirements before the final BIM Execution Plan is submitted.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BIM execution plan.
- Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie).
- CIC BIM Protocol.
- Collaborative practices.
- Common data environment.
- Data drops.
- Employers information requirements.
- Federated building information model.
- Government Construction Strategy.
- Industry Foundation Classes.
- Information manager.
- PAS 1192-2:2013.
- PAS 1192-3:2014.
- Project information model.
- Project implementation plan.
- Supplier BIM Resource Assessment form.
- Supplier Information Technology Assessment form.
 External references
- CPIC, Templates.
Featured articles and news
The phrase ‘time at large’ describes the situation where there is no date for completion, or it has become invalid.
The Maldives is under threat from climate change. Read this report from BRE on their potential involvement in the region.
MHCLG update states there are still 124 private high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and no remediation plan.
Starting a new built environment degree? We have a wide range of resources aimed at students.
Former railway chief James Blake says trust and control are key to successful infrastructure projects.
Do you know your Rococo from your De Stijl, your Gothic from your Post-modernist?
May outlines a new funding strategy for housing associations and says the 'stigma' of social housing needs to end.
RIBA launches a consultation on a new Plan of Work for Fire Safety.
This article offers some basic rules to follow when writing your next specification.
The iconic Mackintosh Building will definitely be rebuilt, board chairwoman confirms.
The machinery used to fashion stone has changed dramatically - and so have the products.