Vendor Rating: Improved “Indicator of Reputation” for Companies in Terms of Quality and Safety

The Vendor rating system implemented the year before was further extended in 2009.
The system for assessing the performances of contractors operating in the energy sector was perfected with cooperation from the Center of Advanced Procurement at “Tor Vergata” University in Rome, processes the information concerning 135 quality and safety parameters deriving from site inspection and turns thee into an “Indicator of Reputation” (IR).
This IR is entered as an additional parameter for awarding contracts and favours companies with the highest safety and quality standards. The Acea Distribuzione “Site Inspection” Team carried out around 2,000 inspections between 2008 and 2009 (927 in 2008 and 1,027 in 2009). The average Indicator of Reputation for companies increased from a value of between 30 and 40 – at the beginning of the project – to almost 90 at the end of 2009, a truly important improvement.The system is therefore proving that it can improve the reliability of companies, thereby positively affecting the entire supply chain.