Over 100 attendees filled the field at Korman Stadium for the Van2017 Procurement event to launch the upcoming tender opportunities with the Pacific Mini Games.

CEO Clint Flood addressed local companies and organisations interested in doing business with the Games to be hosted in Port Vila 4-15 December this year.

“This is an opportunity to provide business with additional information about the Games procurement needs for products or services, either through leasing or purchase, and the tender/procurement cycle.

“There will be over 1,500 athletes coming from 24 countries across the Pacific.

“To accommodate them in the Games Village alone our needs are extensive – from Services including Landscaping, Security, Catering, and Laundry through to Products including sheets, mattresses, soap, buckets and pillows.

“With only 298 days left until the Opening Ceremony, the deadlines for sourcing, purchase and delivery of goods and/or services is very tight, so we need to ensure business are aware of timelines and processes in order to submit tenders and proposals.

“Tenders and requests for quotes will be released from March onwards through the ‘Get Involved’ page on our Website — www.van2017.com — and Facebook page.

“We also welcome your brochures and product or service information that can be dropped off at our offices from 9am -5pm Monday to Friday.”

The attendees were also provided an update of the Korman Complex facilities, the scope of work and areas where each of the 13 sports of the Pacific Mini Games would be held.

The new outdoor stadium will hold 3,000 spectators and a new 400 metre track will be laid outside of the new infield which will host the Rugby 7’s and Football matches.

Six lighted tennis courts are being constructed, 4 beach volleyball courts, a second indoor hall for Judo, Karate and Boxing, and to the West of the Stadium an outdoor Archery Range.

CEO Clint Flood thanked the vision of the Government of Vanuatu and the support of the People’s Republic of China, in building these facilities which will allow the hosting of the Pacific Mini Games, but more importantly will enable Vanuatu to host other future Sporting events and other initiatives driven by the private and public sector in the years to come.

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