Tender skills workshop for Wandsworth Lambeth businesses as part of Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank

The next stage of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank, one of Europe’s largest development programmes, gets underway next week (2 February) with a free Tender Writing Workshop for local businesses.

The workshop will link local Wandsworth and Lambeth-based businesses with major buyers involved in the regeneration project.

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council said:

“The last round of this programme benefited over two hundred local firms. Construction activity is now gathering pace and there are many more opportunities coming through the pipeline. Make sure your business takes full advantage.”

Procurement expert Bill Marshall will lead the session, drawing on his extensive knowledge of purchasing and supply, acquired over an extensive career in the construction industry for the likes of Carillion, Balfour Beatty and Southern Water.

Delegates will learn how to write a high quality tender, what accreditations to have in place and where to look online for new contract opportunities.  They will explore the key criteria that procurement teams are looking for and how to decide which opportunities they should bid for.

It is the only programme of its kind in this area and is the buyer-preferred method of sourcing local companies. Major buyers involved include Battersea Power Station Development Company, Barratt London, Ballymore and St James.

Businesses taking part in Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank are matched to forthcoming contract opportunities and given a package of free one-to-one support to help them develop the capabilities needed to win contracts.

The scheme is financed by Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils and is being delivered on their behalf by BE Group, a leading specialist in business support and supply chain development.

For more information or to register visit www.supplynineelms.co.uk or contact Melanie Davies at melanie.davies(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)be-group.co.uk or 02076971979.