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ODA launches procurement policy

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today launched its procurement policy, laying down criteria for companies hoping to be involved in delivering the 2012 Games.
ODA Chief Executive, David Higgins, said that that good value and quality were paramount, and these would be judged using a 'balanced scorecard'.The scorecard will also take safety, security, quality and functionality, sustainability, legacy and equality into account when assessing bids. The ODA will also ask contractors to keep an eye on their sub-contractors, measuring their performance on the same objectives. The ODA wants the 2012 Games to be the greenest ever, and bids should reflect this. They also want companies to source ethically and use the best employment practice.'The London 2012 Games will be a showcase for world-class sporting excellence,' said Higgins. 'It is also an opportunity to showcase world-class business performance.Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said: 'The success of London 2012 will depend on the involvement of thousands of businesses of every size, up and down the country. The ODA Procurement Policy published today will ensure that firms are absolutely clear about what they need to do to supply the delivery of Games venues and infrastructure.Businesses can tender for contracts on-line here.

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