The Olympic Delivery Authority is launching a major procurement website for the London 2012 games, the first system of its kind for a programme of this nature, it claims.
An e-tendering website – https///etenders.london2012.com – will list all live tenders, while forthcoming large-scale and direct ODA contracts can be found on the main London 2012 website.
Upcoming contracts include the design of the Velopark, film production and stills photography to capture the Olympic Park, and the landscaping of the Olympic Park itself. The website will allow main venue contractors to advertise sub-contracts on-line.
According to the ODA, there will be up to 2000 contracts available throughout the delivery of the games, although the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games does not intend to place tenders for print design and branding until after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The ODA will extend the on-line service this spring to support smaller businesses looking for opportunities with Locog and the ODA. The body claims that it is ‘breaking new ground’ in procurement, ‘ensuring as much transparency as possible’.