Ocean park

Ocean Park is looking for potential partners to co-develop three new areas

Ocean Park issued a pre-qualification invitation on Friday to seek potential partners to co-develop the park through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model and respondents can submit interest in up to three new areas.

The three new zones include the Retail, Dining and Entertainment Zone, the Adventure Zone and the Wellness Zone.

For the Adventure and Wellness zones, potential partners are also invited to express their interest in developing and operating selected parts of each zone.

To further support the park’s conservation and education efforts, the park encouraged proponents to incorporate several principles into the design and operations of the areas.

These principles include environmental responsibility and improving animal welfare; and achieving sustainable operational excellence through various initiatives.

They also include a focus on positively impacting consumer behavior change through educational and experiential learning activities, conceptual themes and content; and be socially responsible and inclusive, meeting the needs of people with special needs.

The park said the pre-qualification exercise will help pre-qualify respondents for the bidding process, maintaining a manageable number of bidders.

It also ensures that they share the park’s vision on future development, conservation and education, as well as the requirements to provide the development proposals for the future strategy, the park also said.

This pre-qualification will give potential respondents eight weeks to respond with proposals and comments. And it will be followed by the tender phase at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.