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July 04, 2007

London 2012 Opportunity | Equality and Diversity procurement evaluators

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London 2012 Tenders | Equality and Diversity procurement evaluators

Spotted this opportunity - ideal for a West Midlands company in this niche. It was issued with a typically short notice period, soI'm including it here just in case you missed it on our Ready for Business site, or the london 2012 site.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) invites expressions of interest for the procurement of Equality and Diversity evaluators.

In support of its Equality and Inclusion team, the ODA are seeking tender submissions from organisations capable of providing expert resources to evaluate equality, diversity and inclusion requirements of Pre-qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and tender submissions.

The deadline for the receipt of expressions of interest and completed PQQ & ITT submissions is 17:00 on Friday 6 July 2007.

For full details see the documentation available on the eTendering section of the London 2012 website at

Interested bidders may only express interest via the eTendering section of the London 2012 website at Expressions sent by any other means will not be accepted. Those expressing an interest must complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and are advised to submit expressions of interest (EOI) at the earliest opportunity in order to allow sufficient time for completion of the PQQ.

May 17, 2007

London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games | Central Park Bridge Design Contest

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London 2012 | Central Park Bridge Design Contest 

At the Ready for Business 2012 site, we keep track of live tenders (click on Tenders) related to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is the latest notice published on the site.

The Olympic Park bridges will form an important part of the infrastructure and the operation of the park both during the games and into the legacy of the games. The ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) wishes to procure the design of one of the Olympic Park footbridges, through a design contest.

The bridge (currently numbered F06) is located on the central pedestrian concourse running north to south through the Olympic Park and is in close proximity of the Olympic Stadium. The ODA is committed to the delivery of design quality and is seeking submissions from applicants that can demonstrate a high level of creativity and design quality.

Submissions from both established and emerging design practices are encouraged. The ODA believes that the design team will require a strong leader supported and complemented by other members of the design community.

Design: the bridge will span approximately 26 m over Carpenters Lock on the River Lea Waterway and is to be constructed in 2 permanent separate spans for legacy. A temporary bridge will be constructed between these 2 permanent spans to provide the necessary bridge width to accommodate crowd numbers for the games. 

If you are feeling creative, you will need to respond by 16/06/2007!

The Ready for Business 2012 site is part of the West Midlands Collaborative Commerce Marketplace, where you can find free access to numerous tenders, not just related to the Olympics.

Don't Expect a boom from the Olympics

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Don't Expect a boom from the Olympics : £30 Billion not enough then? 

I see that there is some sceptism about the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Assurances that the London Olympics in 2012 will create a boom in jobs, tourism and sports participation are unlikely to be fulfilled, warns a report commissioned by the capital's political leaders.

And this follows the revelations about the ever increasing costs of the games.

Well, I have been working on a project to help West Midlands companies get a slice of the action. When you look at the business opportunities arising from The Games and the related regeneration and legacy projects, you get a massive £30,000,000,000. 

This isn't restricted to the large Tier 1 companies. There will be a multitude of hierarchical tiers of sub-contractors, and groups of companies collaborating in consortia - imagine a very large wedding cake with a 8 or 9 layers, and each layer is made up of many smaller cakes! I have heard estimates that 800,000 contracts will be let.

Take a look at www.readyforbusiness-wm-london2012.comto see how we are helping firms find opportunities using our free service. By the way, if you are wondering about the long url, its to avoid infringement of Games Marks! Other opportunities can be found at

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