The HSC team coordinates an event programme to support businesses interested in winning contracts at Hinkley. These events are delivered with the help of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, South West Manufacturing Advisory Service, GAIN, Bridgwater and West Somerset Community Colleges and EDF Energy.
The programme of events is planned to meet a range of needs for the business community and the work package requirements in line with the project timetable.
Hinkley Point C – General Awareness Events
Helping a specified range of Somerset’s businesses to understand the demands that a very large civil engineering project will require – including accreditation requirements, tendering for contracts, creating winning partnerships and tips on presentation when businesses have the chance to impress potential clients. These events are open to all businesses, but priority is given to those located in Somerset.
Raise Your Game – Half Day Workshops
Small, tightly focused sessions to highlight ‘stepping up’ opportunities necessary to effectively engage in and meet standards expected in; quality, safety, project and productivity management. These workshops are designed to cater for specific industry sectors and are by invitation only.
Work Package Info Events
Where EDF or a preferred Tier 1 bidder has recognised an opportunity for a local supply group to fulfil their requirements, a package awareness event is held. EDF host, supported by the HSC team, identify the basic requirements of the package to a selected group of potential component core group members. These events are by invitation and will focus specifically on the requirements of main contractors which are then matched with local business capability.
Meet the Buyer Events
Meet the buyer events are facilitated days giving local businesses the opportunity to engage directly with main contractors. These events are by invitation and will focus specifically on the requirements of main contractors which are then matched with local business capability.
Appointments are arranged through the HSC team or the Somerset Chamber of Commerce for those businesses registered on the Hinkley C Supply Chain Portal.
The events and workshops held are either promoted to all businesses if the content is generic or is targeted at specific supplier capability according to the work package requirement. Only those suppliers registered on this portal are invited.