SME Guidance & Membership Fees

Over recent years the public and private sectors have begun to understand the benefits you, as small businesses, can offer. Government now aims to increase its spending with SMEs to 33% by 2020.

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: Select your level of membership and join Constructionline

Joining Constructionline as a Silver (level 2) member will show you have met the required government and industry standards, important to our buyers.

Joining Constructionline as a Gold (level 3) or Platinum (level 4) member will demonstrate further risk management, including an extended PQQ assessment, a Health and Safety SSIP certificate, and in the case of Platinum – an on-premise audit and assessment.

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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 £78 a year.*

*There is a one-off joining fee for new members based on your turnover band. From the second year of membership onwards, suppliers will only pay the annual membership fee.

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What’s next?

FAQs for SMEs