The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has a programme of active engagement across central, regional, devolved, and local government.
To assist this process it has used the services of Mandate Communications, jointly with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), to provide research, administrative and event management support. This contract was competitively tendered. Over the last 12 months the ODA spend with Mandate was £51,634.82 excluding VAT.
It is not possible to provide a copy of the contract as it is a joint contract with LOCOG, which is a private company.
Fleishman-Hillard Group Limited were procured to provide a consultancy service, which included research and communications advice.
Government Press Officers were not considered for this role as the service required did not involve media work and was therefore outside press officers expertise.