COI adds companies after review of roster

The Government’s Central Office of Information (COI) has completed the review of its events, exhibitions and technical services roster and added eight companies.

The Government’s Central Office of Information (COI) has completed the review of its events, exhibitions and technical services roster and added eight companies. The roster, last reviewed in 2002, now comprises 94 companies from every aspect of live event management, including strategic, creative content, production, post-event evaluation and digital broadcasting. “We had to think about the EU directive that came into effect on 1 January,” said head of COI events Simon Hughes. “This means we are required to put projects out to tender to all relevant firms on our roster. We managed to get the roster confirmed before this came into effect, but next time we review it, it is likely to include many more sub-divisions in order to tackle this issue.” Hughes cited the need to provide a greater spread of different sized companies as the reason behind the increased roster. “With regard to production, this year it became more about creative choice and flexibility,” he said. One company new to the roster is Fisher Productions. “We are delighted to have been added,” said marketing manager Gemma Courtenay. “The process was thorough, requiring us to provide evidence of many of the events we have produced, demonstrating our technical and creative capabilities. We are looking forward to the prospect of working on government and public sector live events.” The COI organised around 250 events in 2005. Projects for this year will include 50th anniversary celebrations for the National Health Institute, and Home Office roadshows tackling drug use.

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