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Olympic bids: give us the info, say frustrated firms

CONSULTANTS THIS week expressed frustration at the lack of offi ial project information being made available by those in charge of the London Olympics construction programme.

They complained that information was being drip fed through conference presentations, but that little was being made more widely available.

The London 2012 bid team promised to hit the ground running as soon at the capital won the right to host the games in July.

But firms with dedicated Olympics teams have complained about the difficulty in obtaining vital information and 'trying to get our heads round the network of people involved'.

The London Development Agency has been in charge of putting the first contracts out to tender, but it came in for particular criticism.

'The LDA aren't telling us much, ' said one consultant.

Another added: 'I know the detailed information is out there because if you go to various nferences there's plenty of specific detail in the presentations - it just needs to be more freely available.' First bids for the design of the Olympic park and its infrastructure were due in this week.

Deadlines for bids for another four design packages have already passed. They are:

programme management for Olympic park facilities

emolition and remediation contracts

emolition and remediation design

Olympic velo park design One consultant said: 'The LDA website does have some information but it's all very neral and not particularly meaningful.

'There's not much there and what we really need is more specifi information on specific projects so we can plan ahead.'

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