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Meet the Buyer event: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Farran Heron Joint Venture


On 22 February, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Farran Heron Joint Venture (FHJV) are hosting a Meet the Buyer event.  Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned FHJV to build a prestigious new mental health facility in Southport in 2018, comprising 44 en-suite bedrooms, treatment
rooms, and an outdoor garden. As part of their commitment to achieving Social Value from their procurements, the Trust and FHJV are holding a Meet the Buyer event in partnership with InvestSefton and Sefton@Work, Sefton Council’s investment and employment service.

The event will give Sefton companies, suppliers and smaller contractors the chance to learn about forthcoming contract opportunities arising from the works with FHJV, and some of their 1st
tier suppliers. Potential suppliers will also have the opportunity to network, and find out about
potential collaborations that could be formed in tendering for supply-chain opportunities.

Information on the new facility, and works timescale
• How FHJV chooses its suppliers, and what can make a difference

• Key work areas to be procured by FHJV in coming months:
– External works
– Windows, doors & curtain walling
– Building supplies
– Building Trade
– Construction & finishing trades
– Fixtures and fittings

• Free support available from InvestSefton and Sefton@Work, including tendering and staff

• Ask the Buyer Q&A

Businesses selected for the Meet the Buyer will be offered assistance from InvestSefton and Sefton@Work, including registering on the FHJV supplier portal, bidding for public sector contract opportunities and recruitment support.

Admission is by ticket, with registration via InvestSefton only.

The Meet the Buyer is likely to be oversubscribed, and early booking is advised. To express interest
contact Sharon or Dom at InvestSefton on 0151 934 3452 or email

Eligibility Conditions may apply. Priority will be given to Sefton businesses.