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Call to firms to get in on £1.13billion worth of Glasgow City Region City Deal

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With millions of pounds worth of business up for grabs, companies across the West of Scotland are being invited to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event where they can find out how to bid for sub-contracts under the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal.

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The event is being hosted at Paisley Town Hall by East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire councils between 9.15am and 12.30pm on 29 August.

The event is for small and medium sized companies. Information will be available on how the Public Contracts Scotland Tender system works and the community benefits that contractors have to deliver.

The event also offers businesses the chance to meet the City Deal project teams, the main contractors and network with other firms.

Representatives from the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) will also be at the event. The SDP is a free service which offers training and support to help small and medium sized businesses find contracts, understand the tender process and improve their bids.

East Renfrewshire Convener for infrastructure and sustainable growth Cllr Tony Buchanan, commented “The Glasgow Region City Deal represents £1.13billion worth of opportunities for local companies.

“The City Deal includes 20 major infrastructure projects across the City Region. While work is underway, these projects are expected to create around 15,000 construction jobs. There will be a vast range of contracts available for firms of all shapes and sizes.

“Subcontracting work will cover a huge variety of goods and services including  construction materials, transport and haulage.  Businesses further down the supply chain can then bid to provide labour, goods and other services to the subcontractors.

“This event is a tangible reminder of how the economic benefits of major infrastructure projects filter down and create jobs for local people who then spend their wages in local shops.”

Anyone interesting in attending the event should register at: www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/citydeal

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is a £1.13billion partnership between eight local authorities, the Scottish Government and the UK Government. It includes 26 projects, 20 of them major infrastructure schemes. These will drive economic growth across the City Region and create 15,000 construction jobs while work is underway and 28,000 jobs when work is finished.

Further information on the Glasgow City Region City Deal can be found at www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk.