Welcome to the Heathrow Supply Chain Opportunities Portal
Heathrow is one of the largest single-site employers in the UK. As such we have a responsibility to provide jobs for our local community and visible opportunities to provide goods works & services for business’s. Our success and the success of those who work with us plays a key role in both the local and national economy.
As the UK’s only international hub airport, Heathrow is a crucial connection between the UK the rest of the World.
The smooth operation of our airport is dependent on the sourcing of a wide range of works, goods and services, from Cyber and Technology, Infrastructure and Operational procurement. To give an indication of the scale, the airport spend was over £1.5bn in 2019 with more than 1,200 suppliers from around the UK.
We want to use our influence to encourage others to adopt ethical, low carbon and sustainable practices as outlined in our Heathrow 2.0 Sustainability Strategy.
Heathrow has a key role to play in creating a thriving local economy for our SME community and our Local Recovery Plan recommendations focus on the following areas:
Procurement for Value; ensure Heathrow is procuring for value by implementing a Balanced Scorecard to identify and illustrate what is valued from the airport’s supply chain, including the use of SMEs and local businesses.
Heathrow’s balanced scorecard is below. These strategic aims feature in all our procurement. All businesses seeking to work and operate at the airport should consider and promote their ability to deliver these aims.
Procurement opportunities; add greater visibility of direct and subcontract procurement opportunities for SMEs in the local area.
We have committed to start using CompeteFor in 2022 to advertise opportunities from Heathrow and our supply chain.
Innovation and start-ups; encourage the establishment of innovation hubs for start-ups and businesses in the local area, encouraging engagement on aviation challenges.
We will continue to support the Local enterprise Partners (LEP’s) regarding innovation hubs and businesses in the local area. We also have an interesting new concept called Lift Off that will provide an opportunity for innovative SMEs, including micro-SMEs.