The MIM model will be used for three pilot projects: the doubling of the A465 from Dowlais Top to Hirwaun, the new Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff and a significant slice of the next phase of the 21st century school curriculum. With regard to launch dates, at a MIM Industry Day organised by the Welsh Government on 11 October 2017, it was reported that a communication of the OJEU contract was planned for the Velindre and A465 Cancer Centre for the second quarter of 2018, with notification of the contract scheduled for the first set of school projects in the third quarter of 2018 after some time. On 5 September 2017, the Welsh Government published advance information on the rehabilitation of sections 5 and 6 of the A465 to be obtained under the MIM. As noted above, it plans to issue a notice on the plan in the second quarter of 2018. In the meantime, it will participate in the market to inform about the scoping, approach and content of the contract award for this project. After a few false starts, it seems that Wales` ambitious plans to develop infrastructure projects on the MIM model are finally coming to fruition. As the UK takes to the sun during the longest heat wave in many years, the thoughts of the infrastructure community are turning to what will occupy the area after the summer holidays, is nothing but a memory. The good news is that the Welsh Government has made significant progress over the summer on its mutual investment model (MIM) pipeline, so these projects should soon be brought to market. The awarding authority`s vision for the project is a Cancer Centre in Velindre that has the strength to maintain the long term, promote excellence in future cancer services and exceed the expectations of future generations who use it. The user manual states that the MIM-Standard project agreement does not provide for revenue-creation activities by third parties involved in MIM projects. However, it recognizes that some MIM projects may charge fees for services or activities that are related to the primary use of assets, but it cautions that, in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Eurostat guidelines, Eurostat will not classify a project off balance sheet if the revenues that the purchasing authority should receive from users exceed 50% of the total value of the payments that the Authority is likely to make to the project company during the term of the contract.
The contract authority intends to solicit bids for the project. The awarding authority`s vision for the project is a Cancer Centre in Velindre that has the strength to maintain the long term, promote excellence in future cancer services and exceed the expectations of future generations who use it. We expect the project to meet the requirements of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Built in 1956, the current Velindre Cancer Centre has been expanded several times and is nearing its end of useful life. The project is one of three Scout projects for the Welsh Government`s innovative Mutual Investment Model (MIM) programme. The programme was set up to support investment in investment infrastructure in Wales. The prime location for the project is Whitchurch, North Cardiff. It is part of the NHS Wales property and the building permit was issued in March 2018. The adjudicator authority is carrying out site preparation work for the new MIM project of the Velindre Cancer Centre.