We have a strong, experienced supply chain of almost 100 companies to call upon to assist clients in delivering community infrastructure projects in the South East territory. These include 3 Tier 1 Construction contractors, 3 Facilities Management contractors, 33 architects, 16 mechanical and electrical specialists and 18 civil and structural companies.
Tier 1 Construction Contractors
Companies on supply chain
Average number of SMEs on supply chain
Work packages awarded to Scottish SMEs
Procurement of our principal supply chain members happened before signing of the Territory Partnering Agreement in 2010, with the pre-qualification, competitive tendering and selection of potential supply chain members, including construction contractors, designers, FM and specialist advisors eg legal.
Our three Tier 1 construction contractors are BAM Construction, Graham Construction and Morrison Construction. Collectively, they have been operating within Scotland for between 17 and 71 years. They employ over 1400 people in Scotland, they have an average of circa 335 Scottish SMEs on their supply chain and have a collective turnover of £830m annually in Scotland. Using the economic multiplier for construction (stated in the Construction Scotland Industry Strategy 2019-22 as £2.94 for every £1 spend) collectively the business of these three Tier 1s results in £2.4bn economic activity in Scotland.
Each Tier 1 was appointed after a thorough and robust selection process which involved evidencing a track record in delivering quality facilities and providing value for money, but importantly, as it is a key driver for the Hub programme, each Tier 1 was selected after demonstrating they were committed to delivering community benefits on all projects.
Projects awarded to Tier 1 contractors are competitively tendered and independently assessed. Public sector clients are involved in the appointment and selection process of Tier 1 Contractors and consultants. This is done transparently using a consolidated scoring system.
We regularly review the suitability of supply chain members to provide services in relation to each project taking into account the availability of resources and the ability to provide satisfactory performance management, continuous improvement and appropriate levels of service throughout the development and delivery of projects.