The purpose of the event was to provide companies in Albania with a platform to promote their work, network and explore opportunities for collaboration. In particular, this event was hosted in connection to TAP’s Access Roads and Bridges Contract. The networking event, also served as an opportunity for TAP to explain its procurement process in more detail and provide all participants with an overview of the process going forward. All participants were also encouraged to register their details in TAP’s online registration database for subcontractors (http://www.tap-ag.com/subcontractors ), which has been set up to increase the visibility of potential subcontractors vis-à-vis potential main contractors for TAP.
The networking event was open to any companies that expressed interest in taking part in it. Participants included pre-qualified bidders for the Access Roads and Bridges Contract, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana, representatives of the Association of Constructors and 93 representatives of companies offering subcontractor services and supplies on a wide range of sectors, including: civil works, facilities management for temporary camps, logistics, construction equipment, material supplies, catering, security, etc.
The intention of this event was to bring potential business partners together and it was made clear that the event did not guarantee that companies will obtain work from TAP or any of its main contractors.
This is the first of a series of events that will be organised in Italy, Greece and Albania in connection to some of the major contracts that TAP plans to award. The next events will take place in Greece and Albania to create additional opportunities for potential contractors and subcontractors interested in exploring opportunities which may flow out of TAP’s EPC Onshore Pipeline and EPC Compressor Stations contracts.
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