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SME Guidance & Membership Fees

Over recent years the public and private sectors have begun to understand the benefits you, as small businesses, can offer. The government even aim to award at least 30% of all government contracts to small and medium-sized businesses over the next few years.

However, we know that finding and winning this type of work can sometimes be a minefield for small businesses, so we’ve put together tips in this section to help you find and win new contracts starting with these 5 steps.

Step 1: Sign up to Constructionline

Joining Constructionline will show you have met the required government and industry standards, important to our buyers.

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Step 2: Get to grips with the professional process

Now's the time to position yourself and get to grips with the professional purchasing process.

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Step 3: Speak to your target buyers

Get your name known and find out how their local purchasing departments operate.

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Step 4: Look for work opportunities

Use our Opportunities Notice Board available free with your membership plus other sources.

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Step 5: Apply for a contract

Great news - you're in the race. But now's the time to really sell yourself.

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Annual membership starts from as little as £75 a year.*

*There is a one-off joining fee of £25 for new members. From the second year of membership onwards, suppliers will only pay the annual membership fee.

2016 membership fees

As a new member, you'll pay the annual membership fee plus an additional one-off joining fee of £25 (see year 1 fee below). From your second year of membership onwards, you'll only pay the annual membership fee (see year 2 onwards fee below).

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