Case Study -
McGregor Construction (Highland) Ltd
A Highland beauty spot and salmon leap which attracts over 65,000 people every year is undergoing work to replace a suspension bridge over the 10 metre deep ravine at Rogie Falls near Contin.
Inverness-based McGregor Construction (Highland) Ltd, has won the £122,000 Highland Council contract to undertake all aspects of the removal of the existing footbridge and erect a new steel and timber suspension footbridge through Public Contracts Scotland (PCS).
McGregor Construction has had a presence in the region for over 135 years, now, with a staff of 100, and a turnover of £12 million, it works on a wide number of projects, including past major local developments such as Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s football stadium and Raigmore Accident and Emergency Unit, as well as construction works throughout Scotland.
The business has always targeted a mix of private and public sector contracts and was quick to sign up to PCS when it was launched in 2008. Ewan Ross, contracts manager for the business’ small civil works division, sees the portal as a vital source of contract leads.
“We monitor contract opportunities on a daily basis and on average may respond to one or two a month. Although the majority of our work is Highland based, we do look to work in other areas of Scotland and the PCS portal is invaluable in flagging up contract notices with public sector bodies on a national basis.
“McGregor’s small civil works division accounts for around £1.5 million of the business’ overall turnover, and up to 50 per cent of that can be attributed to contracts won through PCS. We have built a good reputation with buyers locally and the contract to replace the footbridge at Rogie Falls is a good example of the kinds of works we are able to deliver.
“PCS is a significant contributor to McGregor Construction’s ongoing success and helps sustain the business and provide local jobs.”