Ryder Cup contracts up for grabs on procurement site

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GOLF’S 2014 Ryder Cup organisers are inviting businesses to tender for supplier contracts.

Ryder Cup Europe expects the event at Gleneagles to employ 5,000 people directly, with many more likely to benefit through the supply chain.

The procurement portal will be hosted on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website and will include opportunities including catering, merchandising, security and transport. The first contracts should be awarded within three months.

Edward Kitson, match director for the tournament, said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious events and we are looking for suppliers whose products and services will enable us to create a truly memorable occasion.”

The portal is a joint initiative between Ryder Cup Europe, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. It is the first time that a series of private contracts will be available through PCS.