Future opportunity

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

  • GLA Land and Property

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-021661

Published 1 September 2021, 3:52pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

GLA Land and Property

5 Endeavour Square


E20 1JN


Ms Amanda Fearing




+44 7949308733


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI - London

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 80000000 - Education and training services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to inform the market that Transport for London on behalf of Greater London Authority Land and Property (GLAP) intends to conduct a competitive procurement exercise for the provision of leisure management services.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 55000000 - Hotel, restaurant and retail trade services
  • 92000000 - Recreational, cultural and sporting services
  • 79900000 - Miscellaneous business and business-related services
  • 98100000 - Membership organisation services
  • 77320000 - Sports fields maintenance services
  • 79420000 - Management-related services
  • 45236000 - Flatwork
  • 70332000 - Non-residential property services
  • 45212000 - Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI - London

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC) is a core asset owned by Greater London Authority Land and Property (GLAP) and comes within the authority of the London Mayor. It has a rich and unique sporting legacy in that it has sought to promote sporting activity across a wide range of disciplines and is the original home of Crystal Palace football club.

GLAP are seeking a Service Provider to manage the provision of leisure management services. Contract commencement is intended to be March 2023. The first phase of this procurement is to test the market interest and gather information which may help shape the tender documents. This will be in the form of a Market Sounding Questionnaire (MSQ) which will be issued on request.

two.2.14) Additional information

Please email: CrystalPalaceNSC@tfl.gov.uk for all correspondence relating to this PIN including requests for the MSQ.

It is requested that interested parties express interest and/or request the MSQ by 17:00 on15 September 2021. This will allow time for the response to the questionnaire but is a request only, not a deadline.

For your feedback to be taken into account, responses to the MSQ must be received by 15:00 on 30 September 2021.

Terms of Market Engagement

TfL will manage this process in an open and transparent manner to maximise the possible benefits. Participation or non-participation will not preclude suppliers or disadvantage/advantage any supplier's ability to participate in any future procurement activity.

Direct or indirect canvassing of any TfL employee or agent by any supplier concerning this requirement, or any attempt to procure information concerning this PIN outside of the formal process may result in the disqualification of the supplier from consideration of any future procurement activity.

TfL is committed to ensuring fairness, openness and transparency and to follow procurement regulations. This PIN is issued solely for the purpose of conducting an early market engagement exercise and does not constitute any commitment by GLAP to undertake any public procurement exercise in the future. TfL is under no obligation to follow up on this early market engagement in any way or with any interested parties.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

6 December 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes