Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has announced that procurement experts, YPO, will be an official supplier for the tournament.
YPO is a leading public sector procurement organisation with over 40 years’ experience, which includes access to over 100 different procurement frameworks, and is 100 per cent publicly owned by 13 local authorities.
The company will provide dedicated expert resource to support RLWC2021 with its procurement programme and ensure an efficient process. In addition, YPO will support the RLWC2021 team with supplier and market engagement to secure world class companies and delivery.
A range of services are due to be sourced over the next two years with an expected 30 RFPs including media, communications, logistics, travel, technology, analytics, equipment and insurance.
RLWC2021 is aiming to deliver the most digitally connected sports entertainment event in 2021, as well as the most attended and viewed Rugby League World Cup ever, and the appointment of YPO will further help to deliver these ambitions.
RLWC2021 has also recently released details of the latest Request for Proposals (RFPs), which included ‘Creative Brand Development’, ‘Independent Evaluation of the RLWC2021 Board’ and ‘Readiness’.
Jonathan Neill, commercial director at RLWC2021, said: “To deliver the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever we require partners who share this ambition and align with our values of being bold and brave, and world class.
“YPO has a hugely valuable skills set and will work alongside us to ensure that we run an effective and efficient procurement and business engagement programme over the next two years.
“We’ve been delighted with the proactive engagement to date across the business community, and welcome further approaches from organisations who think they can have a positive impact on delivering our vision.”
Gavin Rimmington, head of Public Sector, said: “YPO is excited to be the procurement partner for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. We have extensive procurement expertise including supporting large scale events and the fact that the majority of the games are in our heartland means it’s a great opportunity for our owning local authorities and our communities.”