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Business News for 22nd January 2009 :: Win business gold in 2012

Find out more about our work and Hertfordshire's very special role in the London 2012 Games in the link below http://enquire.hertscc.gov.uk/london2012

The message from Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners is act now and get your business ready to take advantage of London 2012 contract opportunities.

Businesses large and small will be involved in creating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.And with an Olympic venue here in Hertfordshire make sure you find out how your business can benefit.

Contracts let by London 2012 will be available to all sizes of business. Even where large contracts are awarded small firms will be given an opportunity to compete for subcontracting work where possible.

There are about 75,000 contract opportunities but so far only
1,461 Hertfordshire companies have registered with the online procurement system - CompeteFor.

To apply for contracts listed on CompeteFor you simply publish your business profile. You can also search for other suppliers with whom you may wish to partner. Once registered with CompeteFor businesses will automatically receive news of future tender opportunities.

Councillor Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council’s Champion for the 2012 Games said: “In such difficult economic times business opportunities are very welcome and already contracts have been offered to Hertfordshire based businesses. I would urge companies to contact Business Link or attend one of our business breakfasts to find out how to take advantage of London 2012 procurement opportunities.”

Log onto: www.competefor.com/london2012business to register for London 2012 contract opportunities.

For help with registering contact Business Link advisors on 0845 717 1615.

For information about local business breakfasts that explain the CompeteFor system, including events in Watford (on Tuesday 10 February) and Ware
(on Friday 8 May) email: john.fuller@hertscc.gov.uk

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