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Olympic Games 2012: Wales

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics which organisations based in Wales have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority; what the value of each such contract is; and what work has been commissioned or goods and services procured under each such contract. (228436)

[holding answer 20 October 2008]: To date, four businesses or organisations registered in Wales have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). These are;

Glamorgan County Cricket Club

John Evans Photography

Office of National Statistics

Strategy and Solution Limited

These were awarded for leisure, media, and business services. I cannot disclose their values due to reasons of commercial confidentiality.

I am very keen to ensure that the games provide benefits that are felt nationally. The London 2012 Business Network has been developed to open up London 2012 supply chains and spread these opportunities to business across the country. The CompeteFor system, a key component of this, is a matching service for buyers and suppliers.

In June, the ODA and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) visited Wales to raise awareness of current and future business opportunities and the importance of registering on CompeteFor. Also, I can tell you that Welsh businesses and officials from the Welsh Assembly will be visiting the Olympic park for a briefing session with the ODA on 27 October.