In the construction industry, ‘supplier’ refers to a provider of services or goods.

The supplier can provide goods or services directly to the ultimate client or another supplier.

The publication of ISO 19650 set of standards introduced a change in how project parties are being referenced depending on the hierarchy the term supplier has been replaced by:

  • Lead appointed party – if it describes Tier 1 ‘supplier.’
  • appointed party – if it is referred to Tier 2, 3 and below
Hierarchical Project Team

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