The Reform and Planning Administration Bureau of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (as the Sponsor), CDHT Investment Co., Ltd. (as the Organizer) and Shanghai International Tendering Co. Ltd. (as the Solicitation Agency) are now jointly soliciting Proposals for Detailed Urban Design and Architectural Concept Design of The Launch Area of the Future Science and Technology City of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. We publicly invite design institutions worldwide with related design experience to participate and submit the Application Documents for Prequalification. Five Participants will be selected through prequalification to participate in the solicitation activities and submit the Design Proposals.

The Background of Solicitation(Project Briefing)

In order to implement the national strategies, promote construction of the economic circle of Chengdu and Chongqing city, and cooperate to build the west science city under the guideline of “One city Multiple parks”, our goal is to spare no effort to build the Future Science and Technology City of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. To achieve these goals, we are now carrying out the international solicitation of innovative urban design schemes and architectural design schemes from excellent global design institutions for the Launch Area of the Future Science and Technology City of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (i.e. Futian station of Metro line 18 and surrounding area). The Launch Area of the Future Science and Technology City, as the core area that takes the lead role in the development of the whole city, should focus on displaying the “Future Words” with Chengdu characteristics and breaking through the conventional thoughts, local limitations and existing circumstances, while also follow the trend of internationalization, the process of urbanization and as a frontier of science and technology.

Procedures of Solicitation

Prequalification

Through Prequalification five Participants (including those of the consortium) shall be selected to participate in the solicitation and submit the Design Proposal.

Scheme Evaluation

Through evaluation three out of five schemes will be selected and continue to be improved.

Final Determination

The administrative authority will determine the final winner after reviewing the evaluation report and three improved schemes.

Scope of Solicitation

1. General Research

Scope of Research:
The scope of research covers approximately 4.6 square kilometers from Jiangshui Road in the north, Da’an River 1st Road in the south, Jinjianren Expressway in the East, and Huaijian Expressway in the West.

Contents of Research:
Each of the Participants is required to submit a study report containing regional positioning, industrial planning, overall spatial structure, functional layout, public space and landscape system, etc. of the area. Detailed Urban Design

2. Scope of Design:
The scope of design covers approximately 1.2 square kilometers from Jiangshui South 1st Road in the north, Da’an River ecological corridor in the south, Jinjianren Expressway in the East, and Pingqiao Avenue (East Line 1) in the West.

Contents of Design:
Each of the Participants is required to submit a planning scheme containing the overall planning and design theme, overall structure, spatial layout, public space design, urban landscape design, three-dimensional shape design and development intensity, comprehensive traffic design, three-dimensional slow-traffic system, underground space organization, development sequence, new themes and ideas, advanced technology and implementation plans of the area.

3. Architectural Concept Design

Participants shall determine the design scope of the urban complex of Futian station according to their own urban design scheme and complete the conceptual architectural scheme design. The GFA shall be no less than 200000 square meters.

4. Follow-up work of proposal solicitation

The final winner shall develop the scheme of the architectural concept, landscape concept, and the application of new technologies and materials and provide consulting services for the next two years. The depth of scheme development shall meet the requirements of the sponsor and the administrative authority, which will be specified in the Design Assignment.

Schedule of Solicitation

Eligibility and Qualifications of Participants

1. The participating applicant (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicant”) shall be a legal entity that has been legally incorporated in accordance with laws or a project consortium composed of legal entities that have been legally incorporated in accordance with laws;

2. The Applicant shall have the relevant qualifications and abilities to undertake the urban design project:

2.1 The Applicants within the People’s Republic of China shall provide certification materials proving that they have the professional and technical abilities to undertake the urban design project, such as a qualification certificate for the urban and rural planning, a Certificate of Qualification of Foreign-funded Enterprises for Urban Planning Services, a qualification certificate of Grade A architectural design (architectural engineering) or above or a commission contract of urban design, etc.;

2.2 The Applicants outside the People’s Republic of China should have a practice license or business license for urban planning or architectural design in accordance with the national or local administrative regulations. If a business entity engaged in urban planning or architectural design should have the corresponding practice permit or qualification or business license according to the national or local administrative regulations on practice or operation of urban planning and architectural design, it shall provide documentary evidence for its practice permit or qualification or business license. If the national or local administrative regulations on practice or operation of urban planning and architectural design do not require that a business entity engaged in urban planning or architectural design should have the corresponding practice permit or qualification or business license, and only require that planners and architects should have appropriate qualifications or practice licenses, then the registered or practicing certificate or membership certificate of the planner or architect of the institution should be provided, and the design agency should explain the national or regional administrative regulations on practice or operation of planning and architectural design. The qualification requirements for design agencies in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should refer to the provisions on the qualification requirements for overseas design agencies;

2.3 Applicants should have experience in urban design which has similar functions this project.

3.This project accepts applications from Consortium, and the number of the Consortium members shall not exceed three and the members of the consortium shall jointly sign a consortium agreement;

3.1 This project accepts applications from Consortium, and the number of the Consortium members shall not exceed three:

Members of the Consortium shall jointly sign a consortium agreement;

3.2 If the Consortium is composed of domestic design agencies, the requirements in Item 2.1 shall be met; if the Consortium is composed of domestic and foreign design agencies (or design agencies from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the domestic agencies shall meet at least one of the qualification requirements in Item 2.1, and foreign agencies (or agencies from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) shall meet the requirements in Item 2.2.

Instructions on Solicitation

Compensations for Designs Proposals

The Organizer will pay compensation for the Design Proposal to each of the five participants who have submitted valid proposals in accordance with the solicitation requirements. The amount is RMB 3.5 million (including taxes).

2. The Organizer will not pay any compensation when Participants are under the following circumstances:
2.1 Participants fail to submit the Design Proposals within the specified time;
2.2 The Design Proposals submitted by Participants are judged, upon the expert review, as not substantially responding to the requirements of the solicitation documents;
2.3 Participants are disqualified;
2.4 During the period of solicitation, the qualification conditions of the Participants have changed and cannot meet the requirements of Article 7 Eligibility and Qualifications of Participants.

3.Awards and prize settings:

There are 3 winners in the scheme collection. After the winner modifies the Design Proposal in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation document and in combination with expert opinions and meets the requirements of the Sponsor, each winner will receive a prize of RMB 0.7 million (including taxes).

4. Follow-up work for the solicitation:

The final winner shall develop the schemes of the architectural concept, landscape concept, and the application of new crafts, technologies, and materials and provide consulting services for the next two years. The depth of scheme development shall meet the requirements of the Sponsor and the administrative authority, which will be specified in the Design Assignment Documents. The contractual amount will be RMB30 million (including taxes).

The above fees include all taxes payable within and outside China.

Applicants who intend to participate in the solicitation for Design Proposals must first download the Registration Form from the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabidding.com). After completing the registration form, applicants should email the Word version to [email protected] The deadline for submission of Registration Form is 17:00 on June 10, 2020 (Beijing Time, the same below). After receiving the Registration Form, the Solicitation Agency will send the password of the Prequalification Documents to the applicants.

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