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Glasgow 2014 seeking ‘Gold medal service’ for cleaning and housekeeping contracts


Glasgow 2014 is presenting companies with the opportunity to provide cleaning and housekeeping services for the Commonwealth Games venues and villages.

This work will include making the beds and servicing the rooms for a host of international athletes attending the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as ensuring venues look their best for world-class competitive action.

Glasgow 2014 has opened the pre-qualification invitation (PQQ) for companies to submit their interest to tender.

Interested parties have until Monday, 4 February, 2013 to submit PQQ responses to qualify for the subsequent tender phase and contracts will be awarded from late July 2013 onwards. The total combined value of the available contracts is £3.8m.

It is anticipated the Housekeeping, Linen and Laundry function will be a 24/7 operation and the successful contractor must work collaboratively with Glasgow 2014 and its partners during all phases of work and planning.

Glasgow 2014 General Manager for Catering, Cleaning and Waste, Craig Lear, said:

“We are looking for service companies with an interest to support Glasgow 2014 to deliver a consistent and ‘gold medal’ level of service that will ensure a positive experience for all Games client groups including athletes, team officials, technical officials, workforce, the media, Commonwealth Games Family, spectators and sponsors.”

Glasgow 2014 Head of Procurement, David Brown, said:

“There is a diverse range of procurement opportunities for businesses of all sizes coming up as we progress to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In the run up to the Games, during the Games themselves and indeed after there will be all sorts of service contract opportunities from hospitality through transport to cleaning services to name but a few.

“Glasgow 2014’s £350m procurement programme, creates real opportunities for  businesses to share in and benefit from the success of making Glasgow and Scotland’s Commonwealth Games an outstanding global sporting event.”

Note to Editors

1.    The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 local volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.

2.    Glasgow 2014 family of official sponsors is Longines, SSE, Emirates, Harper Macleod, Search Consultancy, Ernst & Young, Atos, Dell, Toshiba TEC, A.G. Barr, NVT Group and RGS.

3.    Glasgow 2014 is working hard to ensure that SMEs have the information they need to compete for and win work from the Games and is committed to procuring openly and transparently. Glasgow 2014 works closely with contractors and a wide range of associations including BusinessClub Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, the Federation of Small Businesses, national and local government departments, and others, to ensure that it promotes the greatest economic and social benefits possible from all Games business opportunities.

4.    To maximise visibility, participation, and fair and open competition, the Organising Committee advertises its procurement business opportunities through the Glasgow Business Portal as well as Public Contracts Scotland websites. Registration for both sites is free and takes only a few moments to complete. Companies which register on the Glasgow Business Portal, provided by Glasgow City Council, can select the categories of goods and services appropriate to their business, and will receive automated email alerts on opportunities which match their preferences. In addition to these websites, larger value tenders are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union.