Monday, September 14, 2009

News: Construction business targeted in Rotherham


Construction businesses in Rotherham will be able to hear about new contract opportunities at an event this week.

VEN Management are hosting a free event at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham highlighting how SMEs across the Yorkshire and Humber region can access more procurement opportunities through the recently launched "Construction Target" initiative.

Construction accounts for the largest spend for Local Authorities within the Yorkshire and the Humber Region. Around £1.2 billion p.a. is spent on construction services, which represents 30% of the Local Authorities' external expenditure.

Funded by Yorkshire Forward, Project Target aims to help SMEs by raising awareness of new commercial opportunities coming up in the region and engaging with the supply chain to ensure SMEs can gain access to them.

Project Target also helps SMEs to get ready for business by identifying skills gaps and recommending solutions that ensure they have the right credentials to potentially win and fulfil contracts.

Speakers for the event on September 18 includes Brian Barrett, design consultancy manager at Rotherham Council who will discuss the importance of an integrated approach to procurement in the economic downturn and what councils are doing to ensure SMEs are on their agenda.

Procurement expert Lee Parkinson will discuss the YORbuild Framework and resulting supply chain opportunities for SMEs to win business from local authorities and the wider public sector across the region.

Construction Target website


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