Tender For Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Contracts


The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will generate significant new business opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses. With a budget of £2.4 billion to be spent on developing facilities and staging the Games, it will be the biggest multi-sports event that Scotland has ever hosted.

Although the Games are less than a year away, business opportunities are still available. You need to prepare for the challenging tendering process involved in competing for Commonwealth Games contracts.

This guide will explain how your business can tender for Commonwealth Games contracts and where you can find out about other public sector contract opportunities.

Preparing for Commonwealth Games contracts

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be a major event, with 71 countries, 6,500 athletes and 15,000 volunteers participating, and 1,200 new jobs being created. Northern Ireland’s location provides a unique opportunity for businesses to tender for contracts and get involved in supply chains.

Who’s buying?

Most of the procurement will be carried out by:

  • Glasgow City Council and Culture and Sport Glasgow – the infrastructure and venues required for the Games
  • Glasgow 2014 Ltd – goods and services required to stage the Games themselves from sports equipment to catering

Contracts range from large construction projects to small commodities like security and catering contracts. It is estimated total expenditure made on infrastructure and the staging of the Games will total £2.4 billion. You can find out more about the Commonwealth Games on the Glasgow 2014 website.

Is your business ready?

Tender competitions increasingly require business to pass a pre-qualification test. This allows major contractors to ensure that supplying businesses are run to certain standards.

The tendering process for Glasgow 2014 contracts will include a series of questions to classify potential suppliers as ‘business ready’. If your business does not meet these criteria you will not be able to apply for contracts.

You need to ensure your business is ready to successfully compete for contracts.

Read more: nibusinessinfo.co.uk