Supply Chain

Delivering sustainable employment opportunities in Wolverhampton is a key part of the inspire strategy. Using commitments to local companies through a supply chain strategy, inspire aims to help improve and contribute to the wider social and economic development of the city.

A Supplier Charter has been drawn up by Carillion which reflects not only inspire’s commitments and expectations towards the supply chain, but also the approach and behaviour we expect our suppliers to adopt.

Examples of the commitment to the local supply chain include targets for the first phase of schools to ensure at least 10% of the workers used in the construction of the schools come from Wolverhampton and ensuring 43.2% of the construction budget is spent within the city.

The key aims of the supply chain objectives are:

  • Supporting the economy of Wolverhampton by maximising spend with local firms
  • Creating specific local employment targets
  • Engaging with local small and medium sized enterprises through regular ‘Meet the Buyer’ events
  • A commitment to delivering training and support to help SMEs in Wolverhampton to win future work

Additionally, companies in the supply chain will be asked to support local employment, education and training to achieve the following:

  • Between 100-150 apprenticeships
  • Over 100 internships
  • 100-200 training placements
  • Over 700 weeks of work experience
  • Between 5,000 and 5,500 hours of donated professional time
  • Over 1,200 jobs safeguarded or created
  • Shadowing opportunities for between 40 and 50 school staff

If your business is interested in being part of the inspire supply chain please visit This website will also enable you to find out about other tendering opportunities with Wolverhampton City Council and other city organisations.


If your business is interested in being part of the Building Schools for the Future Supply Chain, click here for more information