MKM Building Supplies has become an approved supplier to the public sector in Scotland, receiving accreditation from local government procurement body Scotland Excel after a rigorous assessment process.

The award places MKM for the next three years on a list of companies that meet the required standard to bid on contracts issued by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

Only businesses awarded a place on the framework can supply Scotland Excel members, which includes councils, colleges, universities and the NHS.

Scotland Excel judges suppliers based on a commercial assessment that includes price, service levels, health & safety, and staff competencies.

MKM Building Supplies was successful with all targeted bids, placing first for building materials and scoring highly for timber and sheet, timber door sets, laminated wall panels, roofing materials and fencing.

Sandy Blair, branch director at MKM Glasgow, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the company.

"We work extensively in the private sector in Scotland, supplying and delivering materials to numerous developments large and small, commercial and residential, but this gives us an opportunity to build new relationships in the public sector and demonstrate our commitment to service in that environment.

“Being included in the framework is the platform for future expansion of MKM in Scotland,” he said.

MKM already has branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Kirkcaldy and says it could build on this if it is succeeds at winning public sector contracts.