Check out the latest LOCOG Procurement Schedule

Wondering when it will be your chance to bid for some contracts for the Olympics?  LOCOG have released their schedule of procurement for the next quarter.  Contact us if you need further advice and help on getting your company onto the Compete For site.

Industry Date Sector
Facilities Management & Catering July -Sep 2010
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Look, signage and accessories elements
Artists, Performance & Events July -Sep 2010
  • Event Production : Evening celebrations in 2012
  • Event Production : Volunteer orientation
Services July -Sep 2010
  • Interpreters & sign language
Sports July – Sept 2010
  • Hockey Equipment
  • Anemometers
  • On water safety
  • Football Equipment
  • Aquatics Equipment
  • Goal posts Equipment
  • Shooting Equipment
  • Fencing Equipment
  • Horses
  • Beach volleyball
  • Sailing Equipment
  • GPS
  • Flags
  • Goal ball Equipment
  • Water polo Equipment
  • Hockey Equipment
  • Weighing Scales
  • Handball Equipment
  • Equestrian Equipment
  • Cycling Equipment
  • TriathalonEquipment
  • Canoe Equipment
  • Rowing Equipment
Technology July – Sept 2010
  • IT Reseller Agreement
  • Command & Control –incident management Application
  • Work Order Management Application across Venues
  • Customer Relationship Management System
Transport & Logistics July – Sept 2010 Material Handling Equipment
Security Oct -Dec 2010
  • Security fencing
  • Electronic security
Sports Oct – Dec 2010
  • Bocciaequipment
  • Consumables
  • Alcohol test units
  • Scoreboards / charts
  • Chairs / tables
Venues & Infrastructure Oct – Dec 2010
  • Alteration to existing buildings and CAT B fit out
  • Scaffold & Superstructure systems
  • Site works and infrastructure
  • Temporary event fit out
Transport & Logistics Oct – Dec 2010 Vehicle Livery & Graphics

Businesses urged to take advantage of 2012 opportunities with two years to go

With two years to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London business community is being encouraged to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that are still available for businesses of all sizes.  As Games preparations enter the home stretch, there are still millions of pounds worth of contracts available from both the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee. According to the London Business Network, the organisation responsible for providing 2012 business information and access to opportunities generated by the Games, SMEs are in a prime position to capitalise on the remaining opportunities. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is on track to deliver the Olympic Park and other venues by summer 2011 and although 95% of their direct procurement is already completed, there are still potentially thousands of opportunities available within their supply chains.  According to recent statistics, over 400 tier two contracts are currently at the tender stage and it is anticipated that hundreds more sub-contracting opportunities will be generated as a result*. It is thought that nearly 60% of the London Organising Committee’s (LOCOG) £700 million procurement budget has already been committed, leaving approximately £285 million worth of direct opportunities still to be procured.   The London Business Network anticipates that, like the ODA, LOCOG’s direct opportunities will generate many more sub-contracts that small and medium sized businesses can bid for. Chief Executive of the London Business Network, Mike Mulvey, says ‘supply chain opportunities represent an enormous opportunity for the SME community.  There will be thousands of these opportunities available across a range of sectors and specialisms and from our experience these tend to be more relevant and attainable by SMEs.  For the first time ever, businesses have been able to access supply chain opportunities easily and freely through CompeteFor’. CompeteFor is a ground-breaking tool developed by key London 2012 stakeholders in partnership with the business community. It is designed to open up the London 2012 supply chain and give SMEs a greater chance to benefit from the Games.  This ‘business dating agency’ allows businesses to register as potential suppliers online.  CompeteFor notifies them of 2012 supply chain contracts that are placed on the system which they can apply for quickly and easily online. Mike Mulvey says ‘CompeteFor is a true business legacy of the London 2012 Games.  This is the first time in Olympic and Paralympic Games history that sub-contracting opportunities have been made so freely accessible.  With other public and private sector buyers now using the system; including Crossrail, the Metropolitan Police, TfL, Westminster City Council and Haringey Council; registered businesses also have access to a plethora of contract opportunities beyond London 2012’. To date, over 6,600 opportunities have been advertised on CompeteFor from over 700 public and private sector buying organisations.  Both LOCOG and the ODA are committed to supporting SMEs through CompeteFor and have also encouraged their sub-contractors to open up their supply chains using the innovative system. In the next six months, LOCOG’s procurement will fall into eight key areas – Artists, Performance & Events, Sports (including Medical), Security, Security, Technology, Services, Transport & Logistics, Facilities Management & Catering, and Venues & Infrastructure.  Many of these goods and services, including supply chain opportunities, will be made available through CompeteFor. To register your business on CompeteFor, visit www.competefor.com. For further London 2012 business information, including access to free 2012 business events and network opportunities, visit the London Business Network website – www.londonbusinessnetwork.com. *This is in addition to around £250 million which is earmarked by the ODA for the transformation of the Olympic Park post-Games.

Coming Soon!! London 2012 opportunities for Services, Sports, Artists, Catering, Technology, Photography and Flowers too!!

Fresh off the press, get your diaries ready. If you’re in the business of Services, Sports, Art, Performance, Events, Soft Facilities Management, Catering or Technology – Now is your time to be part of history!!

During a seminar held on Friday at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the ODA announced that there’s still a massive £1 billion left to spend on the remaining 50% of the construction of the Olympic sites. And if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, there’s also £700 million of private investor money that LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) will be using to procure. As always, all direct ODA and LOCOG opportunities will be advertised on the online portal www.CompeteFor.co.uk. For your chance at striking gold get your business registered today!

So, here they are…

Services

  • Late 09/early 2010: Graphic Design, Translation and Public Relations
  • January – March: Office Accessories, Supplies and Services
  • April – June: Operational Readiness Support and Information Services

Sports

  • Late 09/early 2010: Equestrian Surface, Gymnastics, Athletics and Archery Equipment and Athletics Flooring
  • January – March: Gym Fitness, Canoeing and Swimming Pool Equipment and Support Boats for Sailing
  • April – June: Rowing, Sailing and Cycling Equipment

Artists, Performance and Events

  • Late 09/early 2010: Major Event Production Services
  • January-March: Photographic and Video Services and Photographic and Filming Equipment

Soft Facilities Management and Catering

  • Early 2010: Catering and Food Services, Cleaning and Waste, Clothing and Uniforms, Signage and Flags, Soft Facilities Management, Luggage and Cases, Plants and Flowers

Technology

  • Late 09/early 2010: IT Master re-seller, Unix Servers
  • January-March: Framework for New Media Providers up to