Bovis Lend Lease has written to its supply chain asking firms to clarify their exposure to the Rok collapse, in a move that has angered subcontractors
In an email sent on Tuesday, Nigel McKay, the head of procurement for Bovis Lend Lease UK, asked suppliers to confirm to Bovis whether they had been “adversely affected”
by the Rok collapse.
The email states: “I am writing to find out if any company in our existing supply chain has a commercial/financial exposure to Rok Plc which may adversely affect their cash flow or business trading position in the short term”.
McKay asks for “full details” of any such issue companies are experiencing and the email goes on to ask for the main contact within any affected subcontractor who can “interface with [Bovis’s] financial accreditation team to review in detail any impact which might affect Bovis Lend Lease”.
This shows what stage the industry has reached. This is sensitive information. There has to be some fair play
One subcontractor who received the missive said he was concerned that subcontractors were being asked for information about deals they held with Rok which could harm their position on contracts with other companies.
He said: “This shows what stage the industry has reached. This is sensitive information. There has to be some fair play and decency about it.”
Bovis Lend Lease was unavailable for comment.