Building strong foundations: Matchmaker Service supporting SMEs to access £1bn framework

Our Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service is helping to build strong foundations for the future by supporting the Key Delivery Partner awarded the biggest package of work from Programme and Project Partners (PPP).

Sir Robert McAlpine have been unveiled at the Key Delivery Partner for KDP 8 - Concrete Structures, Groundworks and Blockwork. The framework could be worth a
staggering £1bn over 17 years and there is enormous potential for SMEs to support Sir Robert McAlpine with its delivery. The family-owned company has pledged to open a regional office, recruit local workers and suppliers, and invest in apprenticeships and training.

Click here to read the full press release from PPP.

The SME Matchmaker has already built a strong relationship with Sir Robert McAlpine during the pre-qualification and Invitation to Tender (ITT) stages. It has so far supported negotiations that have led to the agreement of five Heads of Terms between them and high performing SMEs.

And while these agreements are in place there is still the chance for other SMEs with the capabilities to become part of what will be an extensive supply chain.

The Service – which is being delivered by Solomons Europe for PPP – matches SMEs with the right capabilities and capacity and firm plans to invest and grow in the West Cumbria region with Key Delivery Partners that secure work under PPP’s pioneering Multi Project Procurement commercial model.

Click here to learn more about how the SME Matchmaker Service can support you with this and other PPP work packages.

And click here to discover more about the Service’s progress to date along with the opportunities available to SMEs.

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