SME Matchmaker Service primed to support Seddon on PPP’s £175m building fit-out framework

Caption: Members of the Seddon team

The Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service is swinging into action to support Seddon Construction Ltd on Programme and Project Partners’ building fit-out package.

Seddon will deliver the KDP9 package of work worth £175 million over the next 17 years. It covers a wide range of general construction activities ranging from internal walls, ceilings, screeding, flooring, painting and joinery.

Click here to read PPP’s press release.

The Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service has already been working closely with Seddon, along with others that submitted bids for a package of work that will run until March 2039.

The Service – which is being delivered by Solomons Europe for PPP – matches high-performing SMEs willing to invest and grow in West Cumbria with businesses that secure work through PPP’s pioneering Multi Project Procurement commercial model.

The model encourages long-term collaboration throughout the supply chain, enhanced project delivery, and paves the way for greater social and economic impact in the West Cumbria region. And Seddon - a family-run company - has already committed to opening a new office in West Cumbria.

So far, the Service has supported the awarded KDP3 - heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)KDP4 - electrical & instrumentation and KDP5 - mechanical pipework and fabrication and manufacturing Good/ Services Agreement (GSA1) packages. To date, 26 Heads of Terms agreed between the Key Delivery Partners appointed for these packages and SMEs that have been through the Service’s scoring and profiling process. And more are set to be secured for these in the coming months.

It is currently working with bidders for KDP7 – Scaffolding, insulation, and painting and KDP8 – combined concrete structures, groundworks and blockwork, which is by far the biggest package of work to be released by PPP, worth a staggering £1bn over 18 years.

For more information on the Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service process click here.

And click here to keep up to date on the latest news on the Service and PPP opportunities.

If you want to know more about PPP’s pioneering approach and what it aims to achieve, then you can learn more in the Summer 2022 edition of the Nuclear Industry Association’s Industry Link Magazine. Click here and head to pages 8 and 9 for the low down.

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