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Council encourages local businesses to register for building contracts

To support the recovery of construction services, Hounslow Council is encouraging local businesses to sign up to the London Tenders Portal.

Published: Monday, 3rd August 2020

Image of Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services.

The portal provides opportunities for businesses to bid for local building contracts from the Council. This includes all types of construction work such as carpentry, electrical, refurbishment work, plastering, scaffolding, supply of skips and professional services, including architectural, surveying, ecological, security, and catering.

Registering on the London Tenders Portal is free for all traders. Once registered, you will receive email updates on new contract opportunities issued by Hounslow Council, other London boroughs and various other bodies. These are matched to the suppliers’ capabilities and trades. After signing up, the Council will provide advice, support and training on making the best use of the portal.

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, said: “The impact of the last few months has been felt by businesses across Hounslow. We want to lead the borough’s recovery and part of this is supporting our local construction businesses and traders across all sectors to build for a sustainable future.

“I would urge local suppliers to sign up to the London Tenders Portal. This will not only give local businesses sight of Council contract opportunities but also access to 20 other London boroughs, the NHS London Procurement Partnership and many public sector bodies.”

The benefits to suppliers include:

  • Suppliers' details are stored in the portal which means suppliers will be automatically notified of all opportunities within a suppliers’ chosen field of expertise when an opportunity arises. This should encourage greater numbers of suppliers to bid, including more local small medium enterprises.
  • The portal provides a single point of access to what Hounslow and other London boroughs are purchasing, making it much easier to find and bid for opportunities.
  • Enables regular communications without the use of paper with reminders and notifications.
  • Direct contact with the Council’s Procurement Team.

To register for the London Tenders Portal please visit its website  www.londontenders.org/

 

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