Procurement

Procurement and supply chain

Building for 2012

As a government-funded organisation, the ODA was subject to EU procurement regulations, with specific guidelines on transparency, fairness and non-discrimination for managing competition. 

As well as working to these principles, the ODA had its own priority themes, which underpinned the construction programme:

  • delivering excellent, innovative and accessible design
  • ensuring London 2012 is the most sustainable Games ever
  • giving people in London and the UK unprecedented access to new jobs and career opportunities
  • embedding health, safety and security into every aspect of the project
    leaving a lasting physical, social and economic legacy.


The ODA consolidated all of these aims into a Procurement Policy. At the core of the Policy was the ODA’s Balanced Scorecard, which showed how the ODA’s priority themes would be applied to its procurements.

In addition, the ODA required its supply chain members to advertise subcontracting opportunities on the CompeteFor website, which generated over 8,000 opportunities.  The ODA also monitored the financial stability of its supply chain and worked to prevent insolvency within it.