Originally Posted by BassBoy
Running a report that locals are not being given a fair chance to tender for Olympic work and will also be prevented from plying their day to day trade during.
Yes the olympic organisation has asked for companies that own 5 or more craft to bid for the Weymouth opportuniies as shown in other forum. The local fishing and charter boats are generally all owned as single boat operators so they feel they re being excluded from the bidding process. The Olympic committee has said they can take bids from groups but this is not clear on their site and on the bidding forum.
There are some companies with 5 or more craft but they cannot supply the needs (150 ribs) of the olympics so if it balances out everyone with the skills and boats should be eligible.
This is one of the questions one is asked if you go into a bidding process
""Are you a Commercial Charter company that owns more than five (5) Motor Boats (not including Sailing Yachts) that are coded, certified and available for charter as the dates detailed? Note: Owned is defined as; The company actually owns the boats and does not charter on behalf of a third party. Proof of ownership in the form of a sales invoice will be required at tender stage.""
Clearly the fishing charter boats are great for mark laying and carrying officals etc. When you look at the other forum where it lays out craft required it is a big ask for any one outlet
Summary of requirements by Boat Type; (An indication of size is given boats will need to be as close as possible to this size)
RIB 5.5m - 6.0m
RIB 7.0m - 8.0m
RIB 8.5m - 9.0m (with and without cabin)
Finish Boats 8m - 9m Catamaran platform or similar
Press Written 12m - 15m Motor Yacht or similar for 10 passengers + crew"