198 million reasons for Newry businesses to talk to NI Water

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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NI Water has launched a summary of its goods, services and construction contracts, with an estimated value of approximately £198 million, required by the company over the next 12 months. niwater17Companies supplying such services are encouraged to attend NI Water’s Supplier Day on 27th October. Along with a full programme of tenders, NI Water is focussing specifically on the following opportunities: • Temporary Resources • Mechanical and Electrical Services: especially suppliers who specialise in the Instrumentation, Control and Automation equipment market and any associated innovative products. • Buildings Maintenance and minor construction works • Water and wastewater treatment plant and equipment solutions As well as these specific supplies and services, NI Water is asking suppliers with new ideas and innovative solutions to come along to its Supplier Day and meet the Research, Development and Innovation team. The event is an exciting opportunity for new and existing companies across a diverse range of sectors, including the SME sector, to come on board and work with NI Water.
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october-2016As one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies, there are fantastic opportunities available to tender for large and small contract requirements to support NI Water in delivering water and wastewater services for its customers. Supply options for almost every kind of material are on the table, from soap in employee bathrooms to major engineering services. Ronan Larkin, NI Water’s Director of Finance and Regulation, explains, “In the 2015/16 financial year alone, NI Water awarded contracts to the value of £224 million to suppliers and contractors. “Many of these contracts have benefited local firms in many sectors, not least the construction and engineering sector, thereby continuing to support our local economy at this difficult time. “As an example of our commitment to assisting the Northern Ireland economy, NI Water recently placed an order with Dungannon based company Donnelly Group Ltd to supply 41 of NI Water’s corporate vehicles. “NI Water is delighted to have this arrangement in place with a prominent local company to ensure the servicing and supply of our distinctive vehicle fleet, and we are equally pleased to support the local economy in this way. “Joining us again this year is InterTradeIreland who will be on hand to provide advice, particularly in the area of consortium bid opportunities. I would strongly encourage the local business community, whatever your focus, to come along and meet our procurement teams,” he added. The ‘Supplier Day’ is on Thursday 27th October 2016. The event, which is being held at the NI Water Training Centre in Antrim, is designed for all current and potential suppliers to learn more about NI Water’s procurement process, their requirements over the next 12 months and how to respond to tenders. Those interested in booking a 20 minute meeting slot with a procurement officer are required to pre-book by completing the registration form available on their website and emailing it to sourcing@niwater.com Places are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis. If you would like further information, please go to the Tenders Section – Goods, Materials and Services’ page on our website and click on “Supplier Information Events”.

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