As part of a programme-wide initiative with Enterprise Ireland, a series of “Meet the Buyer” events are held around the country offering small and medium-sized enterprises within the construction sector the opportunity to meet directly with the senior buyers within NDFA managed programmes.
An “enterprise zone” with support offered by local and county Enterprise Boards and by Intreo (the employment service of the Department of Social Protection) has been a key feature at these events.
A ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for the Social Housing PPP Bundle 1 Project took place on 14th March 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Over 320 suppliers had an opportunity to meet with the construction and maintenance contractors tendering for the project.
The ‘Enterprise Zone’ at this event included support from the Construction Industry Federation, the Department of Social Protection, Dublin City LEO, Enterprise Ireland’s lean team and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.