Japan Global Sporting Event Procurement – A Guide for UK companies

Download our in-depth report on procurement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and win lucrative contracts in this exciting market.

Tokyo 2020 Procurement Guide for UK Companies - Export to Japan

Win Global Sporting Event Contracts and Bring Your Business and Services to Japan

This in-depth guide is designed for UK suppliers looking to develop business for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (“Tokyo 2020”), as well as the 2019 Rugby World Cup (“RWC”). It will provide an overview of the procurement process, rules, and procedures governing these events, and aims to give a general overview and practical advice where possible.

The sheer scale of the global sporting events taking place in Japan in 2019 and 2020, and the ambitions of the various organising bodies and governments, mean that there are enticing business opportunities for UK companies in many areas.

Procurement will be split between a number of bodies, including the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (“TOCOG”), Tokyo Metropolitan Government (“TMG”), and other local authorities, the national government, and the private sector. Each will have their own portals and procedures, detailed in the report. 

The report contains the following information: 

  • Introduction
  • Findings
  • Glossary of terms
  • Introduction of organising bodies
  • General overview of public sector procurement
    • General (non-construction) procurement
    • Before the tender - consultation
    • Preparation - general qualification
    • The tender
    • Format of submission
    • Types of tender
    • Other bid criteria
    • Bid award procedure
    • Procurement and WTO
    • The constuction sector
  • Who is procuring what
  • Japanese companies and sponsors
  • Useful resources
  • Contacts

Production of the Tokyo 2020 Procurement Guide for UK Companies was a FCO Prosperity Fund project. 


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