Posted: 11/02/10 by Northamptonshire Chamber
The Chamber will be starting to publicise the latest Olympic Games business opportunities on our website, so Members from a whole host of sectors will be aware of the commercial contracts being tendered. In order to benefit from these opportunities, Member companies should register themselves on the CompeteFor website, where buyers for the Games will be looking for potential suppliers. There will be a workshop all about CompeteFor and how to get involved at the Chamber’s "Route2Business Showcase" on Thursday 25th February.
The Latest Opportunity advertised is for the provision of security and safety services; the deadline for companies registering their interest in this contract via CompeteFor is 16/02/2010 17:00
Security and Safety Services - the opportunity in brief
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) is responsible for staging both the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Security is a vital component of LOCOG’s aim ‘to host an inspirational, safe and inclusive Olympic and Paralympic Games and leave a sustainable legacy for London and the UK.’
LOCOG Security has overall responsibility for delivering security at Olympic and Paralympic venues, and will manage the private security element of Games time security.
The combined people requirements for the Games will represent the largest peace-time mobilisation in the United Kingdom. The scale of private security within this mobilisation will be significant. There is an unprecedented requirement for personnel with the appropriate skills interfacing with emergency services and integrating into the volunteer programme, which will supply in the region of 70,000 people in support of the overall look and feel of the event.
LOCOG’s private security needs extend across all areas of Games activity and the UK. We are providing security at 36 competition venues, primarily in London, but also in Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Weymouth. Whilst the main focus will be at these venues, there are also test events, non competition venues, hotels and distribution facilities which will require security measures to be provided by private security.
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