Albert Island Development Opportunity

Thu, 24 March 2016

The GLA has announced the launch of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and submissions are due on 5th April 2016.

Registration and Submission for PQQ

The PQQ is a single stage process. The PQQ allows the GLA to assess potential suppliers commercial, technical and financial competence to determine if the potential supplier can meet the minimum criteria of the contract as per the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Interested parties will be required to register as a Supplier on the TfL e-procurement portal to receive access to the relevant documentation available in the DATA Room.

Future Occupier Requirements

So far nine parties have expressed an interest in being located or at Albert Island outlining their specific requirements and interest in the project and further details are stored on the data room for bidders to review:

Burgess Marine

City Cruises PLC

Livett’s Group

London City Airport

Mainport Training / MTC International Consortium

MBNA Thames Clipper

Port of London Authority – Boatyard Operation

Port of London Authority – Training Skills Academy



The GLA is keen to capture any further requirements for future occupiers, so that bidders can better understand the nature of market interest.

If you are an interested occupier or operator and wish to be involved in the Albert Island project we encourage you to complete the attached matrix and return to as soon as possible.

Consortium Bids

It may be that interested parties are planning to form a consortium bid - if so, it is important for interested parties to form a consortium prior to the submission of the PQQ. A list of parties who have advertised an interest in the Albert Island development opportunity can be found on the ‘Directory’ at the Albert Island website in the ‘Register Here’ tab, top right of the main page, or accessed by following the link here. If you have not done so already we would encourage you create an account and log-in to add your details including the area of interest, capabilities and contact details so that these can be reviewed by other parties.

Commercial Boatyard

The development opportunity will include a minimum requirement[1] for the delivery of a commercial boatyard with the objective of establishing a centre for marine excellence in the support of significant growth in passenger and freight traffic on The River Thames in accordance to the Mayor of London’s River Action Plan. Whilst it is envisaged that the majority of the Albert Island site may accommodate other employment uses, the delivery of this minimum requirement will involve specific boatyard expertise and experience. The GLA is therefore keen to encourage partnership between interested parties who can deliver both the commercial boatyard and the comprehensive development of the Albert Island.

Mark Rowe, TfL Strategy and Planning, is coordinating information by registering any prospective boat operator requirements and occupier interest for the delivery of the Commercial Boatyard. Mark is available to discuss the TfL passenger and freight logistics with a specialist background in the marine industry. It is important for this to take place during the initial period of the PQQ stage. Mark is available on the following details:

Mark Rowe, Freight & Fleet, Strategy & Planning

Mail: Transport for London, Zone 11Y7, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ

Phone: 020 3054 5509 or 07825 874532 (mobile)


Further information on the Albert Island Opportunity procurement timescales is now updated and can be found here.



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