How can I increase my chances of being invited to tender?

We suggest you consider the following:

Register your company on the Sizewell C supplier database with accurate and full data. State your strengths and don’t overstate capabilities. Continue to show activity on the project by reviewing your registration at least every six months and keeping all the information up to date.

Make clear your prime capability and make sure you illustrate with some evidence of customers serviced / projects delivered.

EDF Energy have made it clear that they will require ISO accreditation’s or equivalent quality and safety standards to be met by businesses seeking contracts to work on the site. If these are not in place and are likely to be necessary, then take steps to find out what is involved, what the benefit might be to your business in the nuclear new build and other markets and then make an assessment as to the potential return on investment. There is a range of business support available – contact  numbers and websites are available on Business Support pages.

Carry out your normal business development / marketing / sales activities to find out which contractors might need your services and when they might need it. The Sizewell C supplier database should be viewed as a tool to help you get in front of the right people at the right time – but not as your only tool.