Contracts for local businesses

How we're promoting contract opportunities for local businesses

The main construction work on the Hinkley Connection Project is carried out by companies that specialise in electricity transmission infrastructure, referred to as tier one contractors. These companies are being appointed between 2018 and 2022. Opportunities for local contractors to work on behalf of tier one contractors will be promoted among local businesses as they arise.

There will be contract opportunities that can be met by local businesses – like catering and security, for example.

We will be promoting these opportunities soon through a service that enables businesses to register and compete for contract opportunities linked to major projects.

If you’d like to register your business’s interest in the Hinkley Connection Project, send your details to [email protected]

It is our policy to procure goods and services competitively, ethically, and efficiently in accordance with all relevant laws, regulations, and licenses. Sourcing activities must comply with the requirements of the Utilities Contracts Regulations, and all business should be carried out in line with the values and aspirations outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Supplier diversity and sustainability are part of National Grid’s corporate responsibility objectives, and the business has recognised that it will not achieve its goals without working with its supply chain. In addition to our commitments to work with our supply chain to manage our impact on the environment, we recognise that by working with a diverse supply base we are better able to support the communities in which we operate.

Where projects come into contact with local communities, we will work with our supply chain to promote innovation and small and medium enterprise (SME) engagement, while continuing to look for ways to enable SMEs to access opportunities to work on behalf of National Grid within the communities in which we operate.

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