The assessments are undertaken by a team of Assessors, led by a Lead Assessor who will select a representative sample of Supply Chain Partners to be interviewed over the onsite assessment period. If you are invited to talk to a member of the Assessment team, you will have the opportunity to share your views and experiences on a range of topics including the commissioning process, how effectively the supply chain works together, contracting and funding arrangements, communications, quality assurance and performance.
The contribution of Supply Chain Partners is fundamental to the assessment process. By taking part in your Prime Contractor’s Merlin assessment you will have an opportunity to highlight what is working well within the supply chain – as well as highlighting any potential area for improvement. Through this, you will be able to influence behaviours and ensure better management of your supply chain.
Discussions generally last no longer than an hour and, while the Assessor will take notes, all information shared is treated in confidence, therefore there is no need to worry about repercussions based on the information provided.