An online event is being held on 13 January 2021 to help construction suppliers find out how to become involved in the council's Construction Framework, worth £18m over the four year period,

East Lothian Council is preparing to refresh its Construction Framework to support its programme of public building works. Plans include internal alterations to various schools and other public buildings including an extension to Longniddry Primary School and an extension to Windygoul Primary School in Tranent, to name just a few.

The council and Supplier Development Programme want to help and support companies to bid successfully so that local businesses can benefit from a share of this opportunity. This supports local community and wealth development in the area through transparent public procurement practices. The anticipated value of the contract is approx. £18m over the course of the 4-year framework.

Being part of the Construction Framework provides opportunities for your business while also giving you the chance to contribute to East Lothian’s landscape and the future of our buildings. 

East Lothian Provost John McMillan said: “We want to ensure that as many local companies and suppliers can benefit as possible which is why we’ve arranged a free event where people can learn more about what the process involves and how they can get involved. The benefits to local businesses are wide ranging – from generating turnover, working close to home and providing employment, to the pride that comes from being involved in local projects that shape East Lothian. I hope local construction businesses come to the event to find out about this opportunity.” 

Find out more at the free supplier engagement event, which will be held on 13 January from 10-11.30am. 

More information including a link to book a space is available from the SPD Scotland website

Published: Wednesday, 23rd December 2020