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August 07, 2007

London 2012 Olympics | Its a dirty job but someone has to do it

Writing about web page http://www.ready-for-business.co.uk

London 2012 | It's a dirty job - but someone has to do it

Or to put it another way, where there's muck, there's brass! Here is the latest tender invitation fro the Olympic Delivery Authority:

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) invites expressions of interest for Primary sewer and pumping station contracts. The scope of the contract is for the design, supply, construction, commissioning and handover of a deep foul sewer and pumping station and certain associated secondary sewer works.

Deep foul sewer - doesn't leave a lot to the imagination! But with several 100,000 spectators, officials, TV crews, journalists visiting every day, most of them will have to 'visit the rest room', and leave a little message for London. Just look at the scope of the project.

A deep foul sewer and pumping station with the following approximate dimensions:

- one 1.8km long, 1200mm diameter foul water tunnel

- 16 shafts of between 3m and 6m in diameter

- one foul water pumping station, including rising mains to handle a peak flow rate of 1050 l/s.

That's a whole lot a  s h 1 t   !

1050 litres per second - can you measure p**h in litres or kilo's - suppose it depends on your brand of curry and beer.

Why 1050 - where is the extra 50 coming from?

Someone has got to do it - and I'm sure someone will make a lot of money from this tender, including the consultant who came up with extra 50 l/s.

This tender can be found on www.ready-for-business.co.uk which lists the current live Olympic tenders. All other tenders can be found on www.wmccm.co.uk

 


London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games | Design and Construction of Utility Infrastructure

Writing about web page http://www.ready-for-business.co.uk

London 2012 | Design and Construction of electricity, gas, water and telecommunication infrastructure

Further to my last post about the Utililities Industry Day at the ODA on 15th August 2007, I see there are now calls for companies to submit Expressions of Interest in order to start bidding for the contract.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) invites expressions of interest from companies with an interest in the design and construction of utility infrastructure for the Olympic Park, including electricity, gas, water and telecommunication infrastructure. Applicants have until 12:00 noon on 3 September 2007 to publish their response. The latest time and date that the ODA will action requests for clarification from applicants is 12.00 noon on 29 August 2007.

Looks like the submission deadline is more realistic - or perhaps everyone is on holiday?


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