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FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

24 April 2019

ExCo approves next step in multi-purpose all-weather sports facility development

The Executive Council has today approved the next step in the development of a new multi-purpose all-weather sports facility for the Falkland Islands. This follows a recent public consultation in which detailed responses from 215 recipients were received to help shape proposals for the new facility.

ExCo has agreed that the detailed design stage can now proceed which will involve defining the scope for the first phase of the development within the available budget. These designs will also factor in the potential to include additional sports in later phases of development if demand and further funding allows.

The Government will continue to engage with local sports bodies and associations as the project progresses in order to seek input on design features and costs for auxiliary equipment, as well as to optimise the opportunities for future-proofing the facility for further development.

To view the responses to the consultation please visit our website: http://www.fig.gov.fk/projects/sports-complex/consultation

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Housing Development

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) with the support of British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) are seeking expressions of interest from developers and investors wanting to find out more about an ambitious range of housing development opportunities in the Falkland Islands. The immediate business opportunity is the provision of 70 new high quality houses within the next three years; 40 of these will be Government houses, with the remaining 30 for the Ministry of Defence. However, there are potentially further options that exist for companies to provide a wider range of services including facilities management, estate maintenance, large scale property refurbishments and upgrades. For more information on current and future business and investment opportunities, please download the 'EoI Housing Development Opportunities' document below.

 

FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

PRESS RELEASE

20 March 2019

ExCo approves the procurement process and issues tender for the appointment of a preferred development partner for a new port facility

Today the Executive Council has approved a formal procurement process to issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to the global construction market to select and appoint a preferred development partner for the design, construction and potentially the operation of a new port facility. The tender will also invite bidders to submit funding options. 

This follows a soft market test, completed in 2018, which aimed to draw interest from organisations interested in partnering with Government to develop new port infrastructure, possibly in phases, to meet the future economic demands of the Falkland Islands.

The procurement route will be to issue an ITT ‘Early Contractor Involvement’ process which involves selecting and engaging with a construction partner from the outset and throughout the development process. This approach will ensure that industry best practice, engineering, construction, technical knowledge and experience, are all factored into the design and cost planning processes at the earliest possible opportunity.  It will also provide FIG with decision gateways so that designs and costs are reviewed at key stages before a final commitment to build is made. 

Speaking of this development, MLA Barry Elsby, portfolio lead for Development and Commercial Services said: “This is a concrete step forwards in terms of progressing the delivery of the new port facility, essential to support the economic development of the Falkland Islands. This will be one of the largest capital projects in the history of the islands; for this reason we need to make sure that we understand the scope of the challenge as well as the opportunity ahead. To do this we have engaged with our professional experts and have chosen a recognised method of procurement that means we will be collaborating in a close partnership arrangement from the outset. I look forward to seeing the results of the procurement exercise in the months ahead.”

The aim is to issue the ITT in May for a 90-day tendering period. The procurement process will be managed by the Development and Commercial Services directorate.

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