Local contractors offered the chance of major Lincoln projects

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Sub-contractors and suppliers across Lincoln and the surrounding areas are being given the opportunity to work on a range of public sector projects.

The University of Lincoln, G F Tomlinson and Scape, which manages the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA), are hosting a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event to introduce the opportunities available.

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 17 from 8.30am until 3.30pm at Think Tank at the University of Lincoln, Ruston Way.

As well as introducing local businesses to contractor partners, the open event will give attendees the chance to learn more about tendering for a range of supply chain opportunities.

EMPA operates in the wider East Midlands and improves the procurement and delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for public sector bodies – saving time and money for them and in turn for council taxpayers.

Work by EMPA covers all types of public sector buildings, including schools, colleges, universities, housing, NHS, care homes, leisure facilities, libraries and more.

Head of EMPA Alan Coole said: “This event is the perfect opportunity for suppliers and sub-contractors to find out more about the really exciting projects which are being delivered in Lincoln and how they can potentially get involved in the ones that appeal to them.

“Boosting local economies is a key priority for EMPA and this event gives us an opportunity to showcase the opportunities which are available for local companies.”

Andy Sewards, director at G F Tomlinson, added: “GF Tomlinson is passionate about and committed to ensuring we engage the local supply chain in our work and Meet the Buyer events are the perfect way to make sure local companies are aware of the opportunities available to them.”