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Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics which contractors have won landscaping contracts for the London 2012 Olympics; in which (a) country and (b) county each is based; and what proportion of landscaping work on the site has been awarded to each. (235921)

The landscaping management contract for the north of the Olympic Park has been awarded to BAM Nuttall Ltd., a UK-based company with offices in Surrey.

The contract covers approximately 42 hectares of hard and soft landscaping works on the Olympic Park. It is worth noting that this award provides for the Tier 1 management function only; the tier 2 works packages are yet to be let by BAM Nuttall and will offer the landscape industry further London 2012 opportunities.

The landscaping contract for the south of the Olympic Park is due to be awarded in 2009.

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what (a) environmental and (b) other criteria were considered in deciding on the bids for landscaping contracts for the London 2012 Olympics. (235922)

The North Park has been evaluated to date and environmental considerations taken into account in the selection of BAM Nuttall Ltd. as contractor for management of delivery the North Park.

The evaluation criteria used to award that contact fall under two main headings of Commercial and Technical. Under these two headings, the Technical evaluation is further broken down to consider Quality and Functionality, Experience and Capability and Project Delivery whilst the Commercial evaluation is further broken down to consider Price and acceptance of Contractual Terms.

Tier 2 works packages are yet to be let by BAM Nuttall and will be evaluated under ODA criteria for inclusion, equality and diversity, environment, and sustainability.