Tokyo2020 Olympics: tendering for temporary facilities starts in April 2018

Update (November 24): English page now available at TOCOG

The  Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) published further details on its plans for construction of temporary facilities for the Olympics in 2020 on November 15. The information is still only available in Japanese. As foreign companies can also participate in the tendering for these facilities, we give a short outline of information provided.

It concerns temporary facilities, including overlays such prehab buildings and tents, lighting for television coverage, seating for spectators, security fencing etc. at the 8 newly build venues, 22 existing venues and 9 temporary sports venues used during the Games.

TOCOG divides the temporary overlays construction largely in two categories:

Regular construction work

  • Examples
    • Ceilings at venues (lighting and screens)
    • Temporary spaces within the venues
    • Slopes, and units-houses
    • Temporary infrastructure around the venues
    • Electrical work

Commodity construction

  • Examples
    • Tents
    • Perfab units
    • Temporary seating
    • Fences
    • Temporary lighting
    • Temporary airconditioning
    • Temporary constructions 

Estimated needs:

  • 9 Temporary venues
  • Prehab units and tents about 300,000 m2
  • Lighting for broadcasts at 25 venues
  • 9 Warming-up areas
  • Power: 200.000 kVA in power generation facilities, 1500 km cables, 20,000 KVA in UPS capacity
  • Greenery 80,000 m2, 10,000 mid height trees
  • 5000 temporary toilets
  • 400 multi-purpose toilets
  • Security fences 110 km
  • Temporary seating 150,000 seats

Tentative Schedule

April 2018

Publication of tenders

August 2018

Start of execution design

January 2020

Start of construction

End July 2020

Operation and maintenance

September 2020



An explanatory meeting will be held on December 1st, registry in advance is required.


Conditions for registry:

-       Experiences in regular construction and commodity construction projects

-       In possession of national or regional supplier qualifications (Japan-based companies only)

-       If the main activity concerns construction, a Keishin P-score of more than 900 points (Japan-based companies only)


When applying for this meeting you will need to submit the prescribed application form and  confidentiality agreement to the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Procurement Section, Procurement Division, Bureau of Planning and Finance, Tel 03-6631-1948, Email:






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