Northern Ireland water (NI Water), the sole provider of water and wastewater services in the country, said it has £250 million worth of contracts to tender over the next year and a half.
The NI Water procurement team is inviting business suppliers to a 'Supplier Day' on Thursday 14 March 2013. This event is aimed at current and potential suppliers that do not currently provide goods or services to NI Water.
Suppliers can book a 20 minute slot with an NI Water procurement officer, who will guide them through the services required by the company.
In the 2011/12 financial year alone, NI Water awarded 119 new contracts to companies of varying size.
Categories available for discussion:
· Vehicle parts/maintenance
· Professional services
· Facilities management
· Security personnel/apparatus
· Full service marketing
· Mechanical & electrical
· Mechanical & electrical technical training
· Legal services
· Sludge management services
· Laboratory consumables
· Civil engineering.
Jane Mellor, head of procurement at the utility said NI Water has a budget of approximately £120 million annually.
She said: “We are keen to make the procurement process within NI Water as simple and accessible as possible for any current or potential supplier. There are tremendous opportunities for large and small tenders within NI Water, so I would strongly encourage the business community to come along and meet our team.”
Those interested in attending will be required to pre-register, which will include giving NI Water some background information on your company. Requests can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.