Supplier Quality & Expediting

Dedicated to monitoring supplier quality and on-time delivery

Bechtel Supplier Quality & Expediting is a corporate organization dedicated to monitoring supplier quality and on-time delivery for all Bechtel projects globally.

These quality and schedule experts are part of Bechtel’s overall program for quality and compliance but with responsibility to interact and work directly with suppliers during the acquisition cycle. Bechtel Supplier Quality & Expediting reinforces Bechtel’s proactive approach to resolve potential issues and help suppliers deliver consistent value, in a timely manner.

Bechtel Supplier Quality & Expediting is engaged in a host of activities, all of which involve monitoring the processes of Bechtel’s suppliers and their subsuppliers in order to receive the properly “built to spec” materials and equipment on time. Sound knowledge of industry codes and standards is required to identify nonconforming quality and manufacturing issues before they have a chance to impact a project. Bechtel Supplier Quality activities include pre-award survey/audit assessment, source surveillance, and post award survey/audit assessment in both prime supplier and subsupplier facilities. These activities are planned and executed on Bechtel projects for the purpose of determining supplier capabilities, identifying nonconforming materials/equipment prior to shipment, and verifying the effective implementation of Supplier Quality Assurance programs.


Bechtel expediting activities include visiting prime supplier and sub-supplier shops to obtain shop schedules, expedite work progress, anticipate and assist in the identification and resolution of potential and actual problems, and report back progress and issues to our projects. Typical services that our expediting professionals provide are:

  • Schedule management
  • Engineering drawing and documentation status
  • Material receipt
  • Fabrication progress
  • Preparation for shipment
  • Developing solutions to resolve production bottlenecking

If you have any questions about Bechtel Supplier Quality & Expediting or need to reach out to Bechtel about a current or future issue related to material quality requirements, please write to