Ipswich contractors, material suppliers and construction industry consultants are being invited to a free Meet the Buyer event run by Constructionline on 13 April at Ipswich Town Football Club to find out about upcoming work in the area.

Confirmed public sector exhibitors at the event, which is sponsored by Bibby Financial Solutions, include Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council and the NHS London Procurement Partnership.

NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) will be looking to attract suppliers for its dynamic purchasing system (DPS), a flexible framework for minor work contracts valued up to £500,000 each, for which Constructionline is acting as the supplier assessment gateway for the works. Representatives from LPP will be on hand to outline high value opportunities in the region, and provide attendees with best practice advice on applications to the DPS.

The event will run from 8.30am until 2pm. Suppliers do not have to be a Constructionline member to attend.

Edward James, workstream lead for estates, facilities and professional services, NHS London Procurement Partnership, said: "We are really looking forward to attending the event with Constructionline promoting our new DPS for minor building works. We have established the new system in collaboration with Constructionline and are keen to attract local SMEs to apply to be on the DPS which is available to all public sector contracting authorities across the country."

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