Local contractors are employed by Skanska around the country
Local contractors are employed by Skanska around the country

Case study: How Skanska works with small suppliers

Changing some pre-qualification processes opened up access to local SME skills and innovation

You will find Skanska construction contractors all around the UK, working on projects that range from upgrading Croydon’s street lights to digging a tunnel under the River Humber for a gas pipeline replacement. And these contractors are just as likely to be small business suppliers as one of Skanska’s top 250 supply chain companies.

Aware of a lack of skills in a growing construction industry, the UK procurement department of the Swedish-headquartered construction firm looked to expand its supply chain in scope and coverage, particularly through small companies – while still complying with the strict due diligence of its supply chain.

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