MTW Consultants invite all interested architects to participate in two free virtual workshops which will provide bid support for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Re-design and Management of Void Properties Conversion Works tender recently advertised in the Architects Journal. The submission deadline is 22nd May 2020 at 12:00 pm.
This tender will be awarded to one architectural practice who will be responsible for the re-design and the project management of the conversion works. RBKC would also need you to nominate a team of technical consultants. Architectural practices who plan to submit a tender, but are unfamiliar with competitive tendering or would like to improve their tender scores, are strongly advised to register.
The workshop schedule is as follows:
To register please email email@example.com with Conversion Works Registration Confirmation and the workshop number(s) in the subject area. Please also let us know the name and role of each participant. Further instructions and a zoom link will then be sent to you.
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As soon as the advice changes on social interaction and travel, we will be running the Meet the Buyer that was originally planned for 19th March. This will enable builders and repair and maintenance trades to meet with large Property Owners and Management companies looking for good local R&M companies as well as architects and builders for major building refurbishment.
We then intend to hold a networking event for architects and interior designers with a number of developers included.
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To join the free RBKC Supply Chain programme, please download a Registration Form from our website https://rbkcsupplychain.co.uk/
Register interest for RBKC Supply Chain's Meet the Buyer event in March 19th where you can meet local property management groups looking for local repair and maintenance companies to help maintain the properties they look after.
Opportunities for local businesses in the Supply Chain project
The RBKC Supply Chain project will help local businesses tender for big contracts with developers and property owners, connecting them for opportunities and providing support.
Running for two years, the project is open to businesses across the borough in property and construction related trades, from plumbers and carpenters to architects and interior designers. RBKC Supply Chain is run by the Council in partnership with London procurement experts MTW Consultants.
A successful one-year pilot of the programme saw almost 100 SMEs and 11 developers involved, with 44 local suppliers put forward for 75 opportunities and 11 invitations to tender as a result.
Not only will those taking part in the project get more opportunities for contracts but they also get plenty of support in preparing to tender. This includes a review of the business and its credentials, guidance on how to maximise their potential and networking opportunities.
Cllr Catherine Faulks, Lead Member for Skills & Enterprise at RBKC comments:
“After a lot of positive interest from the pilot of the Supply Chain project, we’re looking forward to involving more businesses over the next two years and seeing a local economy that can truly benefit everyone in the borough.
“We’re lucky to have such a diverse and talented group of SMEs in RBKC. I have witnessed just how valuable the advice, networking and support can be for our smaller businesses; especially in giving them the opportunities to tender for large contracts.”
In it together
A key part of the Council’s Economy Strategy, launched last year, RBKC Supply Chain is designed to help work towards a stronger local economy that works for everyone, at every level.
Find out more about the project and how to get involved at www.RBKCSupplyChain.co.uk.
See original article at https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/opportunities-local-businesses-supply-chain-project
We are working with the RBKC team for Lancaster West, the estate neighbouring Grenfell Tower, to get opportunities for local companies. The estate is being refurbished at a cost of £60m.
One of our local architects, Mizzi Studios, is in discussion with the team about ideas to enhance the outdoor walkways, transforming them into places the residents will want to use.