About the Merlin Standard

The purpose of the Merlin Standard is to support the development, recognition and promotion of sustainable excellence, and positive partnership working within supply chains and to provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.

The vision for the Standard is to ensure that it is established as an exemplar of best practice supply chain management across public, private and third sectors in the UK and Internationally.

The purpose of the Merlin Standard is to support the development, recognition, and promotion of sustainable excellence, and positive partnership working within supply chains. It is built upon 8 fundamental and integrated Principles: Design, Procure, Contract, Funding, Develop, Performance Manage, QA & Compliance, and Review & Close.

Although produced with the active involvement of the welfare to work sector, the Standard is generic by design and applicable to any organisation delivering on a contract through a supply chain.

Assessment Services Ltd provide the assessments and accreditation service for Prime Organisations wishing to achieve the Standard and be recognised for their excellence in supply chain management.

The Download section provides all the information needed to start the Merlin journey.

If you have any questions, or you would like someone to contact you about the Merlin Standard and / or the assessment process, please email merlin@assessmentservices.com.

Assessment Services has a team of over 15 quality assured Assessors including a team of three Lead Assessors who support Prime Organisations to understand the requirements of the Merlin Standard.

Merlin Documents

Policy Documents