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13/10/2016    S198    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work

2016/S 198-357001

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fold Housing Association
3-7 Redburn Square, Holywood
Contact point(s): Fold Housing Association
For the attention of: A&L Goodbody
BT18 9HZ Belfast
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Procurement of Joint Venture Partner.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works:
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
Fold Housing Association wishes to conduct a pre-procurement market soundings exercise to inform the procurement process to be followed to select a private sector strategic / development partner, with whom Fold intends to enter into a Joint Venture arrangement to take forward the delivery of housing schemes across Northern Ireland. Fold hopes to create and maintain a relationship with a developer who can provide land (or access to land) over a period of time to secure a pipeline of development of housing schemes.
Further detail will be outlined within the Market Soundings document which may be obtained from the contact point listed herein.
Responses to the Market Soundings should be provided within 3 weeks of the date of publication of this notice.


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


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
Fold anticipates a Joint Venture arrangement to last for a period of between 3 - 5 years however this is dependent upon a number of factors including funding and securing housing need.

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:
The main provisions will be outlined within the Market Soundings document which may be obtained from the contact point listed herein.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The main provisions will be outlined within the Market Soundings document which may be obtained from the contact points herein or at

The cost of responding to the Market Soundings and participating in any subsequent procurement will be borne solely by each entity participating.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: