Event will be held in Birmingham


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Heathrow has begun the process to find firms to help expand the west London airport with a supplier day in Birmingham in a couple of months’ time.

The airport plans to spend £32.5bn upgrading the complex by 2050 with a third runway the centrepiece of its growth strategy.

In a prior information notice published to the Official Journal, Heathrow Airport Ltd said it was “initiating a pre-procurement market engagement campaign to share our vision, values and drivers for the expansion of Heathrow airport”.

It said it wanted to work with new firms as well as existing suppliers.

Heathrow said: "The purpose of this market engagement is to develop a better understanding of the potential supplier base in different goods, services and works categories; and to use that understanding to assist us in the refinement of our packaging and procurement strategies."

The supplier day in Birmingham will be held on 4 September.

Firms can register their interest here.