• Published Date: 17 Jun 2020

           The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has closed the tender for nine sites at the rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) multi-storey carparks (MSCP) for urban farming on 16 June 2020.


    2     The HDB MSCP rooftop sites were launched for public tender on 12 May 2020 through GeBiz. The sites were offered for rental for a period of three years, with the option to renew for two further periods of three years each. The sites shall be used to farm vegetables and other food crops, as well as for other related purposes, such as the packing/storage of produce.


    3     SFA received a total of 74 proposals for single sites and 14 proposals for cluster sites. Details of tenderers can be found in Annex 1. Proposals will be assessed on their bid price, production output, design and site layout, as well as business/marketing plan.


    4     SFA has been undertaking various strategies to achieve Singapore’s ’30 by 30’ goal, which is to produce 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030. This includes availing more spaces for commercial farming, including alternative spaces like HDB MSCP rooftops. The move is also in line with HDB’s Green Towns Programme to intensify greening in HDB estates. SFA will continue to work with HDB to launch more MSCP rooftop sites for urban farming in the second half of 2020.


    5     This release is not an announcement of tender award. A decision on the award of the tender will be made after the tender proposals have been evaluated. This will be announced at a later date.