Strategic Supplier Early Market Engagement Guidance Document


Engaging early with your supplier market, prior to formal procurement, is a key stage in assuring you procure and implement a fit-for-purpose solution and supplier relationship. It allows you to test the market and assess whether your project expectations, time scales, resources, requirements and budget are practically achievable.

This document provides insights into the benefits of Early Market Engagement and practical guidance on conducting a successful EME exercise, covering:

  1. Early Market Engagement (EME) – What is it and why should you do it?
  2. Benefits – How you will benefit from undertaking an EME exercise.
  3. Process – Example steps of an EME process.
  4. Questions – Example questions to ask potential suppliers during the EME exercise.

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