We at Celtar have promoted information on how to access tendering for the London Olympics before. It is good to see that Enterprise Ireland are also actively involved.
Yesterday Enterprise Ireland announced that Irish companies have secured over €200 million worth of contracts for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Other Irish firms would have won contracts and are in the supply chain but may not have accessed assistance from Enterprise Ireland.
Irish firms won contracts across a range of sectors including construction, electronics, software, architecture and renewable energy [see the list of companies below].
Enterprise Ireland has been working closely with client companies and the UK based ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) for a number of years to maximise the involvement of Irish firms in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The ODA is in Dublin today and tomorrow (April 13 and 14) to meet Enterprise Ireland client companies and discuss the remaining opportunities for Irish firms in preparation for London 2012.
The next development phase of the London 2012 involves the fitting-out of buildings and day-to-day running of the Games. Thousands of contracts remain to be won in areas including security, catering, mobile buildings, waste management and venue fit-out.
The chairman of the ODA, John Armitt, said: ‘Businesses of all types and sizes are helping to deliver the London 2012 Games and many Irish companies have already made the most of the golden business opportunities available.
‘While the bulk of the ODA’s direct contracts have now been awarded, there are still opportunities through the UK-wide supply chain and with the organising committee that will run the Games in 2012.
‘Companies should seize the moment and sign up to www.CompeteFor.com – the free online service enabling businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to the London 2012 Games and other major public and private sector buying organisations – to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.’
I agree with Frank Gannon of EI when he states “pursuing the substantial opportunities that are available in the UK at the moment can provide the perfect launch pad for Irish firms seeking export-led growth in overseas markets”.
The successful firms to whom contracts have been awarded are:
ABM Precast, Swords, Co Dublin.
Anord Control Systems, Dundalk Co Louth
Banagher Concrete, Co Offaly
Clearpower, Co Wicklow
Donseed, Co Kerry
Heneghan Peng Architects,
John Sisk & Son
Leinster Reinforcements, Athy, Co Kildare
P. Elliott, Cavan
Techrete, Co Dublin