Lower Thames Crossing is looking to use a support chain with local SMEs at the core, and are putting in place initiatives to help SMEs get in the best possible shape to win work on the project, which is part of the biggest investment in the road network in a generation.
Highways England will be holding a local supplier briefing on Wednesday 26 August aimed at businesses in Kent, Essex and East London who are looking to access opportunities on the LTC project. At this 1.5-hour online session, local businesses will hear from the project and construction experts on what they need to do to make the most of the available opportunities.
We have been advised that, by attending, local businesses will:
- Understand the procurement timeframes – what they need to do, and when
- Discover where the opportunities for local businesses to win work are
- Hear an update on the progress of the Lower Thames Crossing project
- Appreciate Highways England’s priorities and requirements for their supply chain
- Understand how to get help and support to meet these requirements.
We have notified the Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry about this opportunity so they may inform any of their members who may be interested and we would encourage any local businesses that may be able to become part of the supply chain to book their place on this briefing using the following link - https://learn.supplychainschool.co.uk/local/tlactionplans/resource_intro.php?id=4190&modtype=tlevent