The council strives to support the local economy through its contracts by placing a focus on local supply chains and jobs and skills markets. We encourage the following:
- use of local sub-contractors
- adding local businesses to supply chains
- addressing skills gaps
- local recruitment
These areas will feature prominently within our social value expectations for all future opportunities and will have a significant weighting in tender evaluations.
To support our aim, we are encouraging contractors to establish relationships with local sub-contractors and supply chains.
There are no current events at the moment.
Luton Council held a 'Meet the Buyer' event for principal contractors interested in the opportunity to deliver a design and build development for 15 affordable housing units at the existing public open space at Freemans Green (LU3 3LY).
Please see Meet the Buyer presentation and webinar expanding on this for further information about the project.
Please note: all tenders will be made via proactis procurement portal and suppliers should ensure they are registered on this portal should they wish to bid.
We are holding a Networking event for construction businesses from around Luton and the local area.
Date: 18 March 2022
Venue: Conference Room, 2nd Floor Arndale House, Luton LU1 2HN - breakfast pastries, tea and coffee will be available.
This event, will give you the opportunity to:
- find out about upcoming work opportunities in Luton
- meet members of the council procurement team and other Prime Contractors
- network with other construction and related local businesses
- raise your profile with local buyers/businesses with a short pitch to all in attendance
If you would like to attend this event or would like further details please email Fergus McLardy