The Olympic Delivery Authority yesterday announced that the CLM consortium has been selected as the preferred bidder for the role of Delivery Partner – responsible for supporting the Authority in project managing the delivery programme for the venues and infrastructure for the 2012 Games.
Announcing the news David Higgins, Chief Executive of the ODA, said “the three companies in the consortia have, among them, worked on five previous Olympic and Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and are working on two forthcoming ones, and played key roles on successful UK construction projects including the delivery of the huge construction programme for Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
“We undertook a rigorous evaluation process of all four of the high quality shortlisted bids across a range of technical and commercial criteria, and we recognise the effort all the teams put in to this process. CLM came out best.
Mr Higgins said the development was “another big and positive milestone in the 2012 programme” while Lord Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, said “we view CLM as part of our team as we focus on delivering the best ever Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and on leaving a valuable sporting, cultural and environmental legacy.”
Ron Brooks, Chief Executive of CLM said they were “thrilled to have been selected by the ODA to help them deliver a landmark Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012.
“Our team brings together the programme management and environmental track record of CH2M HILL, the construction expertise of Laing O’Rourke and the project management experience of Mace into one united company CLM.
Committing the v to delivering a successful games Brooks said their “single focus is to help the ODA deliver world class facilities with a legacy to match.”
Higgins also announced that the consortia will earn profit “only if they hit performance targets we will set and agree with them.”