G4S will apply for one of the two aspects of event provision to be contracted out by Glasgow 2014 - safety stewarding and security guarding.
Last year 3,500 military personnel were drafted in by the Government to assist with the security at London 2012 venues two weeks before the opening ceremony after G4S admitted it might not be able to provide enough guards.
For Glasgow 2014, the same private company will bid for stewarding but not guarding. When asked why they would not contend for both, their spokeswoman refused to explain.
A G4S Spokeswoman said: "G4S is one of the largest employers in Scotland with around 5,000 people working to provide services across the country.
"We already work for Hampden Park, Ibrox Stadium, and the new Hydro Arena, and have unrivalled experience at major events such as T in the Park and Rockness.
"So as the existing provider of stewarding services at a number of Games venues, we are participating in the process to be included in the framework to continue to provide these services during the Games.
"We can confirm we are not bidding to be part of the guarding framework."
Involvement by G4S in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been slammed by Keith Vaz MP.
He said: "I am astonished that G4S has the nerve to apply for this contract.
"This is the company whose poor management nearly wrecked the greatest Olympics of modern times and led to us call in the troops.
"The Home Office should accept the recommendation of the Home Affairs Select Committee and implement a high risk register for those companies who fail to deliver."
Organisers of Glasgow 2014 have decided to divide their contracts as a result of "learning lessons from previous Games", a spokeswoman said.
She said: "We are working to support Police Scotland, who have overall responsibility for Games security, to deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games next summer.
"Learning lessons from previous Games we have offered opportunities to a wide range of compliant providers from the private security industry to contribute to delivering a safe and enjoyable Games experience for athletes, officials and spectators.
"Procurement of security services and assets to support the delivery of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is on-going.
Companies will be considered on their merits and assessed in line with detailed tendering requirements and procedures. No appointments have been made."
A Government-wide review of all contracts held by Serco and G4S, two of the country's biggest private providers of public services, is being conducted.
The audit, triggered by revelations that both firms had overcharged the Government for criminal-tagging contracts, prompted calls for the Ministry of Justice to abandon its plans to privatise the probation and prison service.
But earlier this week it emerged the Justice Secretary does intend to allow Serco and G4S to bid for the probation service contracts.