Laing O'Rourke confirmed as government strategic supplier14.12.20
Laing O’Rourke has been officially onboarded by the Cabinet Office as a Government Strategic Supplier, with immediate effect.
The decision follows a thorough process of information sharing and was confirmed at a meeting of the Cabinet Office’s Commercial Relationships Board on 1 December.
It means the company will work with an appointed crown representative as part of the Government’s new approach to monitoring and managing strategic suppliers via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The crown representatives help the Government act as a single customer when engaging suppliers.
The company’s selection as a Strategic Supplier comes as the Government finalises plans to transform investment in vital infrastructure, including the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP), the delivery of 40 new hospitals by 2030, new nuclear facilities and rail projects.
These are all sectors in which Laing O’Rourke has a strong track record of delivery. It has recently completed several new schools in Yorkshire, the Manchester Metrolink and, in November, The Grange University Hospital in South Wales, which was built using modern methods of construction and handed over to the health board four months early and with zero defects.
"We are delighted to have secured Strategic Supplier status. It is exciting news and reflects both the health of our business and our strong track record of delivery using our DfMA led approach. We look forward to working with Government to deliver the infrastructure the country needs and building back greener, faster and better."
GROUP COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AT LAING O’ROURKE