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SDH Project Services Limited – City Fibre Project - Huddersfield

SDH Project services are an independent Telecom and Utility Specialist Contractor with a Turnover of £25m pa.

The Project:

City Fibre is the fastest broadband infrastructure provide in the UK today. SDH with support for Johnson Procurement Solutions Limited secured the project to complete the Fibre installation works for the large town of Huddersfield. Approximate contract value of £25M servicing 50,000 homes (24 months).

JPS Project Procurement Support:

In order to service a project of this size SDH requested the support from JPS to manage and take overall responsibility for the full Procurement requirements for the project.

Due to the size and scale of the project JPS understood that the project had to be carefully manged to ensure equipment, materials and subcontracts were procured using the right strategy that enabled SDH to deliver the project cost effectively as well maintaining positive cash flow throughout the life cycle of the project.

In order to achieve these goals JPS completed the following:

Initially JPS provided procurement Bid Support for the project. Assisting the estimating team with the cost build-up of priced rates and package equipment costs.

  1. Developed a Procurement Strategy specifically for the project.

  2. Established new Supply chain partners for a key equipment, subcontractors, and ongoing material requirements.

  3. Compiled and issued all Invitation to Tender documentation in line with the client and project requirements. Managed all bid reviews with the project team and successfully negotiated all project contractual terms to ensure suitable credit terms and risks mitigated.

  4. Developed and managed the daily procurement schedule to ensure, Equipment, Materials and Subcontract packages were placed within the project forecasted timescales.

  5. Produced monthly reporting for the project senior management team. Detailing all procurement activities within the period and highlighting all potential areas of risk or concern to the project.

  6. Negotiated and obtained buying targets in excess of the project expectations.

Packages Placed:

  • Site Establishment – Including Modular Accommodation Block

  • Utility Connections

  • City Fibre Nominated Suppliers (8no)

  • Specialist Trenching Equipment

  • Key Installation Subcontractors – Overhead & Groundworks

  • Specialist Vehicles

  • Plant Hire

  • Bulk Materials

  • Traffic Management

  • Waste Management

  • Project Specific IT Platform

  • Tools

  • PPE

Procurement Data:

No of Packages: 30+

Procurement Spend: £8.5M

Project Contacts:

SDH Project Services - Colin Brown, Managing Director

Johnson Procurement Solutions - Steve Johnson, Director


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