An OJEU notice for the long-anticipated contract to design and construct London's 2012 Olympic stadium will be issued by the end of this month.
Civil servants at the Olympic Delivery Agency are currently preparing the final draft of the document.
This means that architects, contractors and engineers will start circling the scheme, attempting to form teams that can deliver the Olympic centrepiece, far sooner than expected.
According to Jason Prior, a partner at Edaw, and the man behind much of the Olympics masterplan, design work is now continuing apace on the Olympic park.
'It is all going very well,' he told the AJ. 'We're working towards getting the release of the land imminently.
'If you were to see what we're working on now, then in the broadest sense it is similar to where we were when we won the bid, but there are significant changes.
'We have been out to see what the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne were like, for example,' Prior added. by Ed Dorrell