Starter’s gun fired for suppliers to get ready for Brisbane 2032

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The starter’s gun has been fired for suppliers to ready themselves to reach the tender podiums of the Brisbane 2032 Games. 

Queensland Government Procurement has commenced an education campaign and roadshow for suppliers “to get ready” for the Olympic Games.

The Government says Brisbane 2032 will create a “20-year pipeline of opportunities” for suppliers. 

Government procurement state-wide roadshow

Part of the efforts to upskill suppliers involves a 2022 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow program and free mentioning session across the state. 

In order to supply to the Games, suppliers are being advised to: 

  • Gain experience tendering and supplying to government
  • Build business capability for supplying to government
  • Understand the business requirements for supplying to government.

A checklist and video guidance has also been made available. 

Brisbane will be a climate positive games and the Government is expected to reveal sustainability criteria next year. 

“In accordance with the Buy Queensland approach, procurement decisions for the Games will be based on value, not just price,” the Government says.

“Brisbane 2032 offers an unparalleled opportunity for businesses that adopt best practice sustainability for their industry and that innovate.

“Businesses supplying to the Games, either directly or indirectly, will need to meet sustainability targets.”

The winning bid holds Queensland Government to a net carbon-positive Olympic Games. 

KPMG estimates the 2032 Olympics will deliver $8.1 billion to the QLD economy and create 91,600 jobs over the next 20 years. 

Mike Kaiser, Director-General of the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, told AI Group said the Brisbane Games will be about extending the legacy of infrastructure. 

“Brisbane 2032 isn’t an effort like past Olympics which have been incredibly grand and costly in terms of venues, precincts and infrastructure,” Mr Kaiser said.

“The new norm is around reusing as much infrastructure as you can, pulling forward infrastructure that would have occurred anyway and avoiding creating anything that is specifically for the purpose of the Olympics only.”

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