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TfL limits use of ODA framework

Construction firms hoping to see Transport for London work advertised on CompeteFor are to be disappointed, with only contracts worth up to £140,000 to be shown in the first instance.

The website, pioneered by the Olympic Delivery Authority to advertise all contracts for the 2012 Games in one place, is due to be introduced by all public sector clients in the capital.

This includes London’s 32 boroughs, its primary care trusts, individual hospitals and other non-departmental bodies such as the Environment Agency.

In this month’s TfL board meeting, plans were revealed to work with major contractors to ensure they start using CompeteFor from April for awarding subcontracts.

A TfL spokesman said: “Following a successful pilot of the CompeteFor system in 2008, TfL is now working to integrate the system into our procurement process to help ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises across London can easily bid for contracts and work opportunities across London’s transport network.”

But he added: “For now it’s just contracts up to £140,000. We are working to integrate the system into our procurement strategy.”