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September 21, 2007

£500,000 contract for 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay

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OK this is more like the kind of opportunities you can expect from the 2012 Tender Detector - Its the London leg of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay - Finale Event.

On Sunday 6th April 2008 the Torch Relay will follow a pre-determined route across London with a total of 80 torchbearers carrying the Olympic flame. Along the route a number of community events and media moments aimed at attracting the public to come out in large numbers and welcome the flame as it passes through the city.

Bidders are required to provide programming, delivery and on-site management of the Torch Relay finale event. Of course this is a one off event, but it is very significant for the start of the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

Can you organise London's New Year's Eve Event, for about £1.35m

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Can you organise London's New Year's Eve Event, for about £1.35m ex-VAT? If so the Greater London Authority need to hear from you.

Occasionally our 2012 Tender Detector picks up business opportunities which are not directly linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There are going to be a whole host of events between now and the end of the Games. These will of course need to be organised, which is a business opportunity in itself, but each event brings other requirements - supply of food and drink, catering, support staff, transport, logistics and deliveries, security etc.

London's New Year's Eve Event is one of the opportunities which requires an events organisation and management contract. Now £1.35m is pretty good, but if you do a good job, the contract can be extended for an additional 3 years - which makes a whopping £5,400,000. And a good track record here would put you in pole position for 2012 events.

The event consists of a 10-minute midnight fireworks display, which for the past 4-years has been staged using the London Eye as its focal point. However, given the popularity of the event, provision should be made in respect of audience welfare and viewing facilities at multiple sites in London (including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square) for a period of up to 6-hours.

Bidders will need experience in large scale crowd management operations, for audiences in excess of 1,080,000 people - so even considering my pub management experience, I think this is a tad out of my league! Maybe one for Warwick Hospitality?

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

London 2012 Olympic Tenders | Wetlands Area Bridges

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More detaills about the Wetlands Area Bridges contract I mentioned. Its the fifth package of work relating to the Structures, Bridges and Highways programme - Already! This design and build contract will include the construction of two permanent foot bridges over the River Lea and a single permanent foot bridge over the Channelsea River, plus some temporary bridges. They are all to be located in the northern area of the Olympic Park in Stratford.

Start by submitting a pre qualification questionnaire response to the London 2012 e-Tendering Service. You will need a £76m annual turnover, and have £5m professional indemnity insurance to qualify though. Or you can form a consortium bid as long as each party has over £25m annual turnover.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

September 13, 2007

London 2012 Olympic Tenders | Live Business Opportunities

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Twenti Twelve Tender Detector

Our Twenti Twelve Tender Detector has been busy recently. Just look at the wide range of live business opportunities currently available.

Wetland Area Bridges | Entertainment Services | Bus Services
Quantity Surveying (in Portland and Weymouth)
Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Legal, Accounting and other Professional Services
Sewage & Refuse Disposal Services
Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
Temporary Utilities
Office & Computing Machinery
Outsourcing of Adminstration and IT Services
Architectural Consulting
Construction Roadshows (througout the Autumn)

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007

August 07, 2007

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

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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 which lists the current live Olympic tenders. All other tenders can be found on


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

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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?

July 26, 2007

London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Tender – This is the big one!

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London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Tender | Network Utilities Industry Day | 15 August 2007

This is the big one! Surely one of our West Midlands companies should be able to fulfill this kind of project. I notice our ODA friends seem to be confused about the reply by date - should it be Sunday 5th, Wednesday 8th August?

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has recently announced a Network Utilities industry day - 15 August 2007. Companies with an interest in individual or multi utility design and/or build of electrical, gas, water and telecommunication networks within the utilities industry are invited to attend an industry day on 15 August 2007. The event is designed to provide further information with respect to the scope, design, programme and key features on this upcoming procurement process. A maximum of 100 people will be invited to attend, with a maximum of three attendees from each company. Please email by 5pm on Wednesday, 5 August 2007 to register your interest in attending.

July 11, 2007

Very Short Deadline on Olympic Tender

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Very Short Deadline on London 2012 Tender

As you can imagine, the pressure is on to award contracts to make sure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are delivered on time. But some contract notices have had a very short notice. Just 4 days for a recent "Preliminary Pile Testing" contract! This didn't go un-noticed by the James Watkins, Executive Director at the West Midlands Business Council. If you missed out, please go to whereyou can contact James, and make sure that your interest is properly registered with the Olympic Delivery Authority.

London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic | Public Affairs Consultancy

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London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic | Public Affairs Consultancy |  Partnership

Here is one of the latest 2012 business opportunities. Notice the focus on partnership. This is a good example of the kind of opportunity we discuss at the Prepare for 2012 workshops in the West Midlands. If a small to medium enterprise company cannot fulfill the entire requirements of a contract, they can strengthen their bid, and chances of winning, by collaborating with other companies. The Ready for Business site and the WMCCM marketplace provides the facilities to easily do this. 

The London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) invite expressions of interest regarding the provision of Public Affairs consultancy services to both organisations.

Both organisations are looking to appoint a company to provide a wide range of public affairs support to communicate progress on the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to a wide range of stakeholders including MPs, Local Government, Members of the London Assembly, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and Northern Irish Assembly.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from a wide range of companies who could either individually or through partnership offer the full range we require, and would welcome interest from across the United Kingdom.

Further details of the tender can be found at, together with instructions on how to respond. Just sign-in (or register for free) and then click on Tenders.

July 04, 2007

London 2012 | Handball Arena Design | Architecture | Consultancy

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London 2012 | Handball Arena Design | architectural, engineering, construction and related technical consultancy services

Call to action for all the West Midlands design consultancy firms - another opportunity arising from the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) intends to appoint multi-discipline Integrated Design Team(s) to undertake all design and planning work for the Arena as set out below. The Handball Arena will principally host the Olympic Handball, Paralympic Goalball competition event schedule for the Games and leave a flexible legacy. The capacity of the Handball Arena venue is expected to be up to a maximum of 10 000 spectators.

Further details on look at the tender news feeds. Free to register!

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