About O4B Trans-Pennine

SSE are in currently in development and operation of multiple assets across the North of England including power stations, CHP units, gas storage facilities, a waste to energy development and onshore wind farm. The maintenance and operational contracts for these assets is in the region of £172million per year.

With ongoing projects in the area we are committed to local communities and the O4B initiative will give small and medium enterprises the opportunity to become involved at all levels with SSE and our supply chain.

The O4B Trans-Pennine initiative is a dedicated web portal which provides visibility of SSE’s and our principal contractor’s business opportunities to the local community.

SSE and our supply chain will advertise contractual opportunities in the region on the portal and local suppliers can view the opportunities, register as a supplier and respond to notices free of charge.

Absolutely anything can be advertised on the portal, from landscaping to lubricants, from chemicals to catering. The portal makes engagement with SSE and our principal contractor’s practical and straightforward.

If you would like to be a potential supplier of SSE and our principal contractors, click on Registration now to register your details for free.

We are also the first Utility in the UK to gain accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.

The Living Wage Foundation believes that ‘work should be the surest way out of poverty’ and SSE agrees. As a result and with effect from 1 April 2013, all of our directly employed staff are paid at an hourly rate that is the same or better than the rates set by the Living Wage Foundation.


Potential Suppliers – One way

The portal is a tool for SSE and our stakeholders to advertise contractual opportunities, suppliers may then be potentially shortlisted and taken through to the next stage of the procurement process outside the portal.

If you wish to work directly for SSE, please note SSE has introduced one way of working with a clear process to explain what we expect from a safe and responsible supply chain. Please visit for further information.