Council Construction Projects Bring Opportunities for City Businesses

Opportunities for Aberdeen businesses to secure contracts as part of a multi-million pound series of projects will be showcased at a Meet the Buyer event on Monday 20 September.

Aberdeen City Council has awarded CHAP Group (Aberdeen) contracts to deliver more than 400 new homes and redevelop Northfield Swimming Pool. The Council’s City Growth service is hosting the event – the first in almost 20 months due to the pandemic – to help the firm develop new subcontracting relationships with local firms.

The projects include:

  • Tillydrone Housing – the redevelopment of a site to create 70 council homes
  • Summerhill Housing – Construction of 369 council homes on the former Summerhill Academy site started in late 2019 and is now well underway. CHAP is keen to add to its supply chain on this contract;
  • Northfield Swimming Pool – scheduled to begin in autumn

CHAP Group will deliver a presentation on the subcontracting opportunities associated with the development, followed by a Q&A session, and the opportunity for businesses to have one-to-one meetings with the firm’s procurement team.

Council leader Jenny Laing said: “This Meet the Buyer event demonstrates not only our commitment to delivering new council housing and improved facilities for Aberdeen residents, but also to ensuring our local businesses and workforce have the opportunity to benefit from these significant investments in the city.

“Now more than ever it is crucial that the local economy and jobs are supported. This Meet the Buyer event reflects our ongoing commitment to city firms and the business support activity detailed in our Socio-Economic Rescue Plan and Regional Economic Strategy.

”As a Council, we are delivering on a range of projects to safeguard Aberdeen’s economy and build on its future, and we are determined that jobs, skills, training, business opportunities and people will be at the heart of that to ensure no one is left behind.”

Jo Morrison, CHAP build co-ordinator said: “Following the award of several high-profile projects from Aberdeen City Council, CHAP Group are looking forward to engaging with the local supply chain at this event. While we already work with many local SME’s we are always keen to meet additional companies to add to our approved vendor list.”

CHAP would like to meet suppliers offering groundworks, mechanical, joinery, masonry and electrical works.

To book your place at the Meet the Buyer, which will take place in the Town House, Broad Street, from 10am until noon on Monday, 20 September, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aberdeen-city-council-7088149139

Covid protocols will be strictly observed throughout the event.

For more information about Meet the Buyer and Business Booster events, contact businessgrowthteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk