United Kingdom - Llanelli: Development services of real estate

Main activities: 
General public services
Prior information notice without call for competition
Type of contract: 
Bid type: 
Not applicable
Awarding procedure: 
Not applicable
Award criteria: 
Not applicable
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2017/S 055-101695

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority


Name and addresses
Carmarthenshire County Council
The Beacon Centre for Enterprise
SA14 8QE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sharon Burford
E-mail: wellnessvillage@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL14

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0281


Joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority


Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object


Scope of the procurement



Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Project Development Partnership.


Main CPV code


Type of contract


Short description:

The Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Project was established in May 2016 with the aim of integrating economic development, education, wellness initiatives, research and development, business development and healthcare initiatives to deliver transformational economic and social benefits.

The Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village (The Village) development will be located in Delta Lakes, an area within the Llanelli Waterside South area of the Llanelli Waterside Joint Venture.

The Authority wishes to find a partner or partners with whom it will undertake the delivery of the Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Project. The project could be structured as a partnering development arrangement or through a joint venture. The Authority is considering the most appropriate structure for this project and proposals for the most effective structure are welcomed as part of the market sounding exercise.


Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP


Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no






Additional CPV code(s)


Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL14


Description of the procurement:

The Authority wishes to find a partner or partners with whom it will undertake the delivery of the Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Project. The project could be structured as a partnering development arrangement or through a joint venture. If a joint venture structure is adopted this could take the form of a contractual joint venture arrangement or involve the creation of a joint venture vehicle. The stakeholders for this project, and therefore the parties to any joint venture arrangement would comprise the Authority and its partner/s, and the delivery of the project would be undertaken pursuant to the joint venture arrangement.

The Authority is considering the most appropriate structure for this project and proposals for the most effective structure are welcomed as part of the market sounding exercise.

The Authority's core aspirations for the project are as follows:

— To develop the identified land surrounding Delta Lakes, freehold title to which is held by the Authority [and Welsh Government], in accordance with the Authority's Masterplan and in doing so to deliver the social, economic and wellbeing goals of the project.

— To manage the delivery of the project over the period of the build.

— To identify income earning potential and opportunities for the project and over a longer period to develop and deliver such income streams and to share profits.

— To take advantage of City Deal funding which may be available to fund the delivery of the project.

The Authority welcomes proposals for the delivery of these core aspirations as part of the market sounding exercise.

It is anticipated that:

— The Wellness Hub, which includes leisure, aquatic, reception and information services and the Institute of Life Science and Training elements of the Community Health Hub and other designated business development facilities will be delivered(*) by the Authority and by the appointment of providers from its existing contractor frameworks although the management of those facilities may be undertaken by the joint venture partner/s. (*although the Authority is open to discuss all aspects being delivered by the appointed partner depending on external funding eligibility matters being addressed).

— The remaining development elements of the scheme, all of which have income earning potential or saleable value, will be delivered by the successful partner (or relevant partner/s) and the cost of delivery will be offset by the sale, leasing or exploitation of the residential and commercial development of the site.

— The Authority will achieve market value for the transfer of any land, where transfer is required for the delivery of the scheme.

— The successful partner/s will share the goals of the Authority whilst bringing expertise in the exploitation of commercial opportunities within the relevant fields of health, education, leisure, commercial and residential development.

— Day to day control of the delivery of development proposals will rest with the appropriate partner, and all partners will be expected to value engineer and optimise plot values in respect of the elements of the scheme for which they are responsible.

— Should a joint venture vehicle be established, it will adopt, within its Business Plan and constitution, policies for governance risk management, audit, procurement strategy, social value and value for money protocols to reflect a well-managed high quality organisation.

— The project will be structured in a manner which is State aid compliant.

— Depending on the structure settled on, it is possible that a joint venture vehicle could be deemed a ‘contracting authority’ for the purposes of public procurement rules and/or a ‘public authority’ for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Authority welcomes comment on these proposals and/or alternative proposals as part of the market sounding exercise and, in particular, as to whether its aspirations are achievable and the opportunities presented by the project attractive to the market.


Additional information

The Authority has produced a master plan for the development comprising the key infrastructure components identified to enable the aims to be realised. Please see Section VI.3 for details how to access the master plan and supporting information.


Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure




Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information


Additional information:

The Authority is leading on behalf of a partnership of public sector organisations including Swansea University and Hywel Dda University Health Board. The Authority is keen to ensure that the market-place plays an active role in shaping a viable and attractive tender opportunity. The project master plan and market engagement response form are available to those interested in participating in the market consultation exercise, together with supporting documents. As such, interested parties will need to express their interest in this opportunity in order to access the documentation via wellnessvillage@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

Completed questionnaire response forms must be returned by 17:00 (GMT) on 10.4.2017. Teleconferencing calls from interested parties can be organised on request by initially emailing wellnessvillage@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

There are currently no tender documents at this stage; submissions received will not be scored and will NOT form part of an evaluation process. Tender procedures and documents will be finalised following supplier feedback and issued thereafter.

This exercise will not be used for the purposes of short-listing at a later stage and non-participation will not restrict access to the tender opportunity.

The Authority reserves the final right to follow what it considers to be the most appropriate approach to market and will not meet any costs incurred by any party in responding to this exercise. Having considered all representations the Authority reserves the right to package the requirement in such a way as to offer the most cost effective, sustainable solution.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=62298.

(WA Ref:62298).


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