Works - 146659-2015

29/04/2015    S83    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2015/S 083-146659

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Transport for London (Commercial Services)
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria St
For the attention of: Kiran Rooprai
SW1H 0TL London
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Transport for London
Windsor House 42-50 Victoria Street
Contact point(s): Kiran Rooprai
SW1H 0TL London
United Kingdom
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: Transport Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

GLA Land and Property Ltd
City Hall, The Queens Walk
SE1 2AA London
United Kingdom

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
GLA 80678 - Albert Island Development Partner.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Albert Island Royal Docks, London Borough of Newham, London.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
GLA Land and Property Limited (GLAP) with the support of the Royal Docks Management Authority (RoDMA) is seeking a development partner to bring forward the comprehensive re-development of Albert Island, a 10ha site in the Royal Docks, London Borough of Newham. Significant parts of the Albert Island site are located within the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone. The freehold of the site is held by GLAP with RoDMA holding the leasehold to the area to the south of the island and water within the docks. RoDMA also controls the King George V Lock.
The majority of the island In GLAP's ownership is cleared and currently divided into 7 individual plots which are let on short term leases with rolling break clauses. The existing road network accessed from the adopted Woolwich Manor Road (A117) to the site is included in GLAPs ownership providing the opportunity for a complete reconfiguration of the site. The most significant constraint over the site is the London City Airport (LCA) flight path, which imposes physical limitations on the location, height, materials, construction approaches and type of development in the north of the island through the LCA safeguarding and Public Safety Zone (PSZ).
The GLA has undertaken stakeholder consultations to establish potential land uses in consideration of the two development objectives for the site:
1. Create new quality commercial space which will attract new employers to the island and increase the range and availability of local employment and training opportunities;
2. Improve connectivity to the surrounding area and existing public transport at Gallions Reach and King George V DLR stations through better cycling and walking links, enhancing the river frontage and improving the public realm to create an attractive working environment which supports wider regeneration in the Royal Docks.
The GLA are considering undertaking an OJEU procurement process to appoint a development partner or consortium who can deliver a mix of uses which will meet the development objectives, and deliver a mix of the following uses:
- Good quality, well designed, commercial/light industrial development to create quality jobs to support local economic development;
- Ideally a commercial boatyard and ancillary marine related services to support the achievement of the Mayor's strategic objective to increase river transport on the Thames through increasing the availability and suitability of boat maintenance and repair facilities in London. In particular to provide boatyard facilities and support services designed to accommodate and service the growing fleet of passenger boats and other commercial vessels (tugs, pilot boats, barges, wind farm support vessels etc) on the Thames;
- The potential for redevelopment of the existing marina at the north of the island to provide a facility which supports the transformation of the area through increased leisure traffic, opens up dockside access, provides storage facilities and integrates the marina with other complementary surrounding development uses permissible under the PSZ;
- Redevelop Thames House, an existing structure within the PSZ which can be retained and is available for other uses, such as training or offices;
- A small quantum of housing in the southern part of the island and to the south of the King George V Lock and providing it can integrate existing residential development and overcome concerns that low unit numbers could lead to homes being isolated and unable to create a satisfactory place-making outcome;
- Infrastructure as required by the proposed development.
The GLA has appointed DTZ to advise on the marketing and procurement process. Prior to formally starting a procurement process GLAP are keen to undertake a market consultation exercise, further details of which are contained in ‘Additional Information' section below.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45110000, 45210000, 45111200, 45111291, 77314000, 70110000, 71000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 16.7.2015
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Soft market testing exercise and rationale
1. Organisations may request further information for this opportunity by contacting the person named in Annex A.

2. Organisations may register their interest at which will contain a secure database to allow organisations to outline their interest and identify potential development partners for consortium bids at PIN stage.

3. Organisation may attend a launch event on the 21 May 2015, 8:30-10:30 at London's Living Room, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA. Please register by contacting Sheila Bannerman-Williams at

4. Organisations may request a meeting — either in person at GLA's offices in London or via conference call. The proposed dates for these meetings will be between the 22.5.2015-17.6.2015 and will be subject to availability. Requests should be made by 15.6.2015 at the latest.
5. Following the meetings, the GLA will consider how the feedback from the meetings might shape the procurement process.
The primary purpose of undertaking market consultation is to obtain confidential feedback on the points covered in this PIN to:
- Gauge the market appetite to deliver the strategic objective of developing and operating a commercial boatyard on the site together with a mix of complementary light industrial uses, marina and other uses which will ensure a viable and sustainable development at the site;
- To understand which sectors of the commercial boat market would be of interest to prospective developers of a commercial boatyard on the site;
- Comparatively, to gauge the market appetite to deliver a mix of light industrial uses, marina and other uses, but not including delivering the strategic objective of a commercial boatyard to service the passenger boat fleet and other commercial vessels on the Thames;
- Gauge the market appetite to redevelop the marina and complementary water uses as part of the Island's comprehensive development;
- Understand the level of interest from developers or consortiums who may be interested in the opportunity;
- Identify how commercial/industrial floor space development and job creation can be maximised within the site's constraints;
- Assess if the Enterprise Zone Enhanced Capital Allowances or Business Rate reductions will effectively assist deliver-ability and how they might be applied to the different uses.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
GLAP is seeking either the freehold or leasehold transfer which will pass liability (extent to be clarified) for the site to the leaseholder and land payment for the site which may be on a deferred basis.
Enterprise Zone support will be available until 31.3.2020 as Capital Allowances (100 % for first 3 years) or until 31 March 2018 as reduced business rates, or a combination of the two as determined following the outcome of this PIN process. GLAP is looking to maximise business rates income to generate income to the regeneration of the Royal Docks.
As a consequence of the above GLAP is looking to contract with a development partner with sufficient and appropriate financial covenant strength. Organisations that participate in the market consultation will be required to demonstrate that they have considered the economic viability of any ideas put forward and would have a credible route to funding the proposals, as well as initial thoughts on how their proposal will maximise commercial floor space and therefore business rates.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: