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Sochi 2014 Launches Procurement Process

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The President and CEO of Sochi 2014, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Tuesday formally launched a “rigorous” procurement process that will feature hundreds of tender opportunities for “best in class” services from Russian and international companies which, according to a media release, will help Russia deliver “one of the most innovative Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ever”.

Chernyshenko confirmed to the members of the Olympic Family and international sports industry at the UK Trade & Investment “Winning Beyond 2012” Conference in Manchester, that Sochi 2014 is looking to work with the finest and most innovative suppliers in the sports world, particularly in the areas of sustainability, environmental protection and information technology. He also outlined what potential suppliers needed to do to stand the best chance of success through the “transparent” Sochi 2014 tender process.

Chernyshenko said, “the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has development a clear procurement process, with a rigorous system in place to ensure a fair opportunity for the best suppliers. While price has to be a factor, we are determined to ensure that, wherever possible, all our suppliers will be “best in class”. In fact I will be stretching my team to constantly redefine “best in class” so that in partnership, we will create an innovative Games that can inspire the world for generations to come.

He added, “we are open to working with international suppliers, balanced with our mission to leave a human legacy of new skills and standards of professionalism in Russia”.

When issued, tenders for Sochi 2014 will be posted on www.sochi2014.com. Write or read comments about this article

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