How to win business with us
Our dedicated procurement teams use their expert knowledge of the market to identify the best suppliers from which to purchase works, goods and services, then manage the tendering and negotiation process to appoint and manage those suppliers.
Heathrow Airport Ltd is no longer bound by OJEU and now uses an eSourcing portal for tendering and publishing the Procurement Opportunity Pipeline. The opportunity list contains details of future tender opportunities, their estimated value, purchasing category, Category Manager details and contract renewal dates which we hope will be of assistance to you.
What we look for in a supplier
Naturally our tendering processes and award criteria will be different depending on the type of goods and/or services being procured. However, we will typically award on the basis of most economically advantageous tender with competition being our primary vehicle to demonstrate the delivery of value. Areas that may be looked at when assessing suppliers include:
- Health & Safety
- Delivery Methodology
- Resources (internal and external)
- Information Management
- Quality Management
- Risk and Value Management
- Commercial focus and acceptance of Heathrow T & C’s
Last July the Government’s independent Airports Commission unanimously and unambiguously recommended the expansion of Heathrow and said that it could be done within environmental limits. Following a competitive process Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend have been chosen to work alongside Heathrow Airport Limited to deliver Heathrow’s expansion as partners in the Programme Client.
With the programme’s client partners now on board Heathrow is ready to begin the process of expansion as soon as Government gives the green light.
There will be plenty of future opportunities for suppliers to work with us on Design and Delivery packages on the Expansion Programme and for those suppliers wishing to do so we encourage you to register an interest on our eSourcing portal.
Join us at this year’s Heathrow Business Summit
The Heathrow Business Summit is a unique opportunity for SMEs to connect and trade face to face with Heathrow’s supply chain and connect to growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The Summit is an all-day event with appointments between Buyers and Suppliers every 15 minutes, providing a great platform for SME’s to get a foot in the door and capitalise on the business opportunities available at Heathrow. You'll be given the opportunity to promote your services to businesses within Heathrow’s supply chain who are committed procure from SMEs, and to meet and network with the Local Councils, Chambers of Commerce, three of London’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, and UK Trade and Investment.