Firms will be able to sign up for email alerts giving them advance notice of 2000 London Olympics contracts
The Olympic Development Authority has launched an e-tendering website to help companies to compete for 2000 contracts in the run up the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Main venue contractors will also be able to advertise supply chain contracts through the site.
From today companies can look at future contracts and tender for them online when the procurement process begins and the contracts go live.
The website gives advance notice of contracts ranging from work designing sports venues and landscaping to providing occupational health services and logistical support to construction projects.
From this summer companies will be able to register to receive an e-mail alert as a particular contract they are interested in goes live. Among the first tenders to go live before the end of March are the construction of the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre and the design of the Velopark.
ODA chief executive David Higgins said: “We want to ensure businesses can see the opportunities in advance so they can prepare to bid. We also want to make the contracting process straightforward, consistent and simple.”
The ODA said it will launch a second service in the spring to support small and medium-sized businesses to access look at subcontracting opportunities for the ODA and LOCOG’s main contractors and their supply chain.
Construction minister Margaret Hodge said: “The Games offers UK business a golden opportunity to showcase their world class goods and services. The package launched today will give businesses the practical information they need to seize these opportunities.”
To view the contracts that will be available go to www.london2012.com/futureopportunities