The UDA (Urban Development Authority) have sought the advice from P1F, the only firm who had prepared a bid for the Chalmer's Granaries RFP. Due to complex market conditions however, the RFP conditions could not be met by most bidders, including ourselves, which is why we made a list of recommendations that the UDA could employ for a successful procurement method. This now forms part of a more comprehensive briefing document on how a new procurement strategy could successfully tender the land as part of a PPP, which would radically change the dynamic of this tender and open competition to worldwide players, which P1F are playing a pivotal role in structuring.
A new RFP will be issued in the coming weeks, for which P1F and our project partners are getting prepared, and we are very excited to exhibit our vision for a building that will inspire the nation. This is a very exciting prospect, for which we are taking incredibly seriously and look forward to working closely with the UDA to making this a reality.