Technology suppliers sought

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London 2012 has issued two new technology–based tenders – for a Technology Value Added Reseller (VAR) and a Mobile Applications provider.

Technology Value Added Reseller (VAR)Buying Organisation– The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games LtdOpportunity Type– London 2012 supply chain (private sector)Nature of Opportunity– ServicesEstimated contract value (GBP)– Not disclosedDescriptionAbout the Opportunity: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) is seeking to appoint a Technology Value Added Reseller (VAR). This tender comprises two lots: Lot A: Admittance onto the LOCOG Technology VAR framework for non Sponsor related technology requirements (core requirement) Lot B: Provision of a Technology Repair and Accessory store within the Main Press Centre for LOCOG accredited press (optional). The majority of technology–related products are provided directly by LOCOG's sponsors. This tender is for a VAR to supply products that the organising committee cannot source though its sponsors and where it has directly negotiated contracts that require an approved delivery partner. For example software, ergonomic products and specialist technology equipment. LOCOG's key sponsor categories in the technology space are:Acer – provider of computer equipment products. Including personal computers, computer related storage and servers; Panasonic – provider of audio visual equipment; Samsung –provider of wireless (or mobile) multifunctional communication equipment, devices and enablers; GE: – provider of various categories including energy power generation and distribution and UPS; and Atos – provider of information technology services. Includes system integration. In addition LOCOG has appointed a reprographics and an anti–malware provider and Microsoft licences are out of scope for this tender. Core requirements for VAR The successful bidder(s) must be able to: supply a wide range of technology products and services; source highly specialist items required by London 2012's System integrator and partners, for example an Electronic queuing system; demonstrate contractual relationships and strategic alliance with an appropriate set of sub–contractors/manufacturers; act as the VAR for contracts where LOCOG has negotiated direct pricing; provide a variety of delivery options including same day and sale or return near/onsite stock facilities during Games time for immediate deliveries; demonstrate how LOCOG can obtain and maintain best value through partnership with the VAR; maintain a high level fully managed proactive and service and responsiveness and demonstrate how this will be maintained; demonstrate a flexible supply chain to source products outside of catalogue/normal agreements; assist LOCOG in direct vendor negotiations; and proactively assist LOCOG in driving down technology–related costs. CompeteFor response deadline – 04/03/2011 10:00Estimated tender close date– 29/03/2011Estimated contract award date– 29/04/2011Estimated contract start date– 01/05/2011Mobile ApplicationsBuying Organisation – The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games LtdOpportunity Type – London 2012 supply chain (private sector)Nature of Opportunity– ServicesEstimated contract value (GBP)– Not disclosedDescriptionAbout the Opportunity: This opportunity seeks to identify suitable suppliers for LOCOGs mobile applications. LOCOG is seeking an agency, agencies or partner to develop three mobile apps and possible additional mobile apps for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mobile development for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games does not have a rich history, making this a key area for London 2012 to differentiate itself from previous Games, to leave a significant legacy and provide an enhanced experience for both spectators and the general public. The main mobile precedents to date are the mobile version of the Vancouver website and the official mobile app developed for Vancouver 2010 which was downloaded over 1. 2m times and contained a searchable event schedule, live results, news, medal counts, photos and videos, maps and location awareness. The London 2012 Games–time mobile offering will comprise: 1. A mobile browseable Games–time site (for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games), mirroring where possible the main Games–time websites [to be built by existing Games–time website supplier]. 2. A Games–time Results App. – Target release May 2012. 3. A Games–time Spectator App. – Target release May 2012. (this may be an extended/enhanced version of the Results App) 4. A Torch Relay App. – Target release early 2012. 5. Optional additional apps subject to requirements subsequently arising or where LOCOG believes value can be added. CompeteFor response deadline– 07/03/2011 10:00Estimated tender close date– 28/03/2011Estimated contract award date– 01/06/2011Estimated contract start date – 01/07/2011For further information, visit:https://www. competefor. com/

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