Open Invitation of Sale Proposals
Purchase of Premises for Provision of Welfare Facilities
Open Invitation of Sale Proposals from Owners of Potentially Suitable Premises
As announced in the 2019-20 Budget, and with approval by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council on 30 June 2020, $20 billion has been allocated for the Government to purchase private premises over some three years for the provision of welfare facilities.
Social Welfare Department (“SWD”) and the Government Property Agency (“the Agency”) are the main government departments responsible for the purchase exercise. The Agency is currently assisting SWD to identify suitable non-domestic premises for the purchase exercise by different channels including, among others, open invitation of sale proposals from owners of potentially suitable premises. Interested parties may click here for details of SWD’s requirements on the welfare facilities to be accommodated in non-domestic premises planned to be purchased (“the Open Invitation List”). Where appropriate, consideration will be given to accommodating more than one welfare facility in one purchased property.
Owners with potentially suitable non-domestic premises available for sale, including commercial premises/offices (excluding Grade A office buildings in central business districts) or premises of revitalised industrial buildings, should submit their sale proposals to the Agency via email to email@example.com or by fax at 2827 1891. The Government will conduct assessment of potential premises in batches, with sale proposals received from open invitation and other sources by 12 March 2021 to be considered first. No deadline is set for submission of sale proposals as the programme will last for some time. The Government will conduct further rounds of assessment as necessary. The Open Invitation List will be updated from time to time for welfare facilities for which suitable premises have been purchased. An announcement will also be made in due course when the whole open invitation is closed.
Consent from owners of premises for issuing advertisements in respect of their premises is not accepted as a valid owner’s authorisation for sale of the premises concerned.
The Government is not bound to accept any sale proposals submitted by owners or their authorised agents in response to the above open invitation. The Agency will contact the owners or their authorised agents for further information of submitted sale proposals, if necessary.
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