MORE than 7,000 businesses have registered their interest to create goods and services for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games which is expected to create up to 30,000 jobs.
Minister for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey was impressed at the level of interest shown for the information sessions that offered businesses a broad range of job opportunities even before the Games begin.
Ms Stuckey said the door was open to a diverse range of business possibilities for different industries, including building and road construction and maintenance, general goods and services, information and communication technology and medical services.
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“The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will not only provide a big boost for the region’s tourism industry, it will also contribute enormously to businesses across the State,” Ms Stuckey said.
“Small businesses play a vital role in generating economic activity and employment throughout Queensland and we are now in a strong position to capitalise on the Games and deliver enormous commercial and social benefits.
“More than 80 percent of those who attended the information sessions provided feedback saying that they are either satisfied or extremely satisfied, highlighting the strong work of the Government to get the process right and create business opportunities.
Minister Stuckey said the sessions covered comprehensive information including making companies visible to buyers, upcoming opportunities and understanding procurement considerations.
Suppliers can now visit the one stop shop for GC2018 business opportunities at www.business.qld.gov.au to access:
- the Forward Procurement Plan and Schedule for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™
- links to the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland Gateway to register and express interest in the relevant categories
- links to Queensland Government QTenders to obtain a logon for tender opportunities
- tools, tips and training to help develop and submit tenders
- calendar of business events