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MKM eyes expansion in Scotland after securing public sector deal

Independent builders merchant, MKM Building Supplies, has secured a three-year deal to become an approved supplier to the public sector in Scotland.

MKM eyes expansion in Scotland after securing public sector deal

After a rigorous assessment process, the building supplies company was accredited by local government procurement body Scotland Excel.

The award places MKM on a list of companies that meet the required standard to bid on contracts issued by Scotland’s 32 local authorities for the next three years.

Only businesses awarded a place on the framework can supply Scotland Excel members, which includes councils, colleges, universities and the NHS.

Sandy Blair, branch director at MKM Glasgow, said he was delighted to have been accepted on to the framework.

He said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the company. We work extensively in the private sector in Scotland, supplying and delivering materials to numerous developments large and small, commercial and residential, but this gives us an opportunity to build new relationships in the public sector and demonstrate our commitment to service in that environment.”

Scotland Excel judges suppliers based on a commercial assessment that includes price, service levels, health and safety and staff competencies.

MKM Building Supplies was successful with all targeted bids, placing first for building materials and scoring highly for timber and sheet, timber door sets, laminated wall panels, roofing materials and fencing.

Blair added that being part of Scotland Excel would help the builders merchant to increase its presence north of the border.

MKM already has branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Kirkcaldy and could build on this if successful at winning public sector contracts.

Mr Blair said: “Being included in the framework is the platform for future expansion of MKM in Scotland.

“The potential worth of these new contracts could be seen as the equivalent to adding new branches to our network. The construction industry in Scotland is positive, and there is the market for further expansion. It is a great step forward for the MKM brand in Scotland.”

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Fiona Russell-Horne
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