The Olympic Delivery Authority yesterday launched its Procurement Policy at the Leeds Business Summit as part of the 2012 Roadshow.
The policy has been developed through consultation with major stakeholders and will be open to public consultation until the autumn.
Speaking at the Summit David Higgins, ODA Chief Executive said:
“The ODA faces the challenge of delivering the new venues and infrastructure in a sustainable way for the Games and the Legacy on time and to agreed budget. To do this, it will need to procure and manage the delivery of goods and services in a way that enables it to deliver in a cost effective way, to benefit from the innovation and creativity of its suppliers and to help realise the aspirations and commitments set out in London’s bid and Olympic vision. We also need to ensure we procure in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.
“I believe our procurement policy will help us deliver an exceptional Games and Legacy. The ODA has a finite lifetime. Our work programme can be the catalyst for change across industry and it is my hope that the standards we set will encourage continuing improvements and innovation to 2012 and beyond.”