Nine Elms buyers seek local suppliers

Published: Monday 11th August 14

Local businesses can now register for the second phase of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme which offers a direct line to the regeneration area’s major buyers.

The programme is run by Wandsworth and Lambeth councils and offers assistance and support to ensure local construction firms are equipped to compete for major contract opportunities.

Once businesses are ‘tender ready’ they are paired with buyers looking to procure their specific trade.

Around 30 major investors are taking part in the initiative including Battersea Power Station, Carillion, St James, Ballymore and Robert McAlpine.

Work packages coming up for tender in the weeks ahead will include painting and decorating, blinds, landscaping, bricklaying, plumbing and sanitaryware, carpentry and joinery, printing, plastering and catering.

It’s free to register and the next series of networking events and supply chain development workshops will run from August to November.

Following the first round of events in April several local suppliers have already made it through to the tender stage and will find out if their bids have been successful in the coming weeks.

Many more local businesses have used the programme to build links with Nine Elms buyers and are now in the running for future contract opportunities.


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