Work issued despite ongoing discussion over who will control the works

The ODA has begun a search for contractors for the £300m job to transform the Olympic park to prepare for regeneration after the 2012 games.

The organisation issued a tender this morning for the “design and construction of the transformation works.”

The job is thought to include removing all of the temporary venues, and making changes to other major venues in order to create a platform upon which future regeneration and redevelopment can take place.

As well as construction work the winning bidder will also have to take on a certain amount of design and technical services, as well as the possibility of a construction management role, particularly over existing contracts for temporary venues.

The tender says: “The inclusion and extent of this service will be confirmed in the tender documents.”

Constractors must have a minimum annual turnover of £300m to compete in the process, and must apply using the ODA’s specific e-tendering portal. Applications have to be received by April 20.

The ODA has issued the tender in order to get the procurement process underway, despite the fact it is still in conversation with the Olympics regeneration body, the OPLC over who will have ultimate control over the legacy transformation work.