John A. Smith & Son Ltd.

Sub-Contracting With Us

Subcontactors are integral to our business, and we would not have the standing and reputation we have today without them. Over many years we have developed close working relationships with numerous local tradesmen on a sub contract basis.


Sub-Contractor Database

We have put together an extensive database of vetted and reliable subcontractors who all have one thing in common, like us they all hold a firm commitment to quality workmanship, attention to detail and to sticking to contract timescales - allowing us to complete contracts on time or ahead of programme.


The Tender Process

The vetting procedure for tender purposes is strict. Subcontractors are required to submit an up-to-date health and safety policy, provide proof of insurance details and relevant proof of registration with the appropriate industry bodies and regulators.


During the tender process, a minimum of three subcontractors for each trade will be asked to provide their quotation for the job. It will not always necessarily be the cheapest price which wins the contract, but other factors will be taken into consideration.


These will include proven quality of workmanship, size of project, the programming requirements, availability, and, if relevant, success of past working relationships and past performance. No subcontractor will be invited to tender without prior discussion and without our commitment to returning a tender.


Get In Touch

If you think that you have what it takes to subcontract for us, please contact our office in the first instance, in writing. Supply us with your your company details and advise how you will meet our vetting criteria, and if all is in order we have you added to our Database of Subcontractors.