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25.02.13

Suppliers sought for Borders Railway contract

BAM Nuttall is searching for local contractors to work on its £220m Borders Railway contract, awarded last year.

A ‘meet the buyer’ event will be hosted this Wednesday (27 February) at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange, for suppliers to learn more about the wider project and how they could be involved in the design and construction of the new railway.

Nissar Mohammed, project director at BAM said: “There has been overwhelming demand from local firms to get involved with the Borders Railway Project, so we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to local businesses.

“Those in attendance will be able to find out more about how to apply for a contract and be able to ask any questions they may have. It is important to us to try, where possible, to employ local suppliers to undertake work related to the Borders Railway project.”

Cllr Jim Bryant, Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for economic development said: “Local companies should not underestimate the potential opportunities that the Borders Railway project can bring and they should be making every effort to get involved. This is therefore an ideal opportunity to get face-to-face with some of the key decision makers.”

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