G3 goes for Olympic gold

AMEC, Balfour Beatty and Jacobs have announced that they have formed an alliance, G3, to bid for the role of Delivery Partner for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.


AMEC, Balfour Beatty and Jacobs have announced that they have formed an alliance, G3 (the Great Games Grouping), to bid for the role of Delivery Partner to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.



The contract will be awarded this summer, with the successful partner taking responsibility for the management of the design and delivery of the Olympic infrastructure, the logistics for competitors and spectators and the subsequent conversion of the facilities to create a lasting legacy for London and the UK.



G3 said it will help ensure that the benefits of the massive investment in the Olympics are felt nationwide, using the partners’ extensive supply chains to create jobs throughout the UK.



The G3 bid team is being led by Rod Hoare. He led Metronet’s successful bid for the London tube PPP awarded in 2003 and was responsible for the creation of the Heathrow Express in the 1990s.



The ODA said G3 was one of 83 companies that have expressed an interest and the selection process has not yet begun.