Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Administration Committee (as the Sponsor) and Sino-Singapore (Chengdu) Innovation Park Development Co., Ltd. (as the Organizer) are now jointly soliciting Proposals for In-depth Urban Design of Pilot Zone of Chengdu 5G Smart City. We publicly invite design agencies worldwide with related design experience to participate and submit the Prequalification Application Documents. The Sponsor will select five final applicants as Participants for solicitation of proposals and for them to further submit their design proposals for response.

1. Project Brief:

Project Location:The Pilot Zone of Chengdu 5G Smart City is located on the north side of Xinchuan Heartbeat Central Park, along with the Cross Axis Area of Jinhe Road and Xinchuan Avenue. It is the core area of Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park.

Scope of Project:The total net land area of the project is approximately 34,8081.2 square meters (about 522 mu), covering a total of 33 plots (including one centralized green space and one sold land); the planned land mainly includes commercial land (B), other lands for business (Research Office B29), residential land (R21), etc. The total building size is estimated to be approximately 1.69 million square meters, including about 1.12 million square meters above ground and about 480,000 square meters underground. The research scope is extended to Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park.

Design Specifications: including the overall urban design and planning proposals of the Pilot Zone of Chengdu 5G Smart City, detailed urban design of each plot, implementation guidelines for the planning and construction of the Park, and follow-up consulting services.

First stage: the overall urban design and planning proposals (It is not necessary to submit a physical model, but it is necessary to provide the original compilable data of multimedia deliverables, renderings and 3D models for publicity and display) (five Participants).

Second stage: Deepening the overall urban design and detailed urban design of demonstration areas (including the architectural proposal guidance of demonstration areas. It is necessary to provide the original compilable data of physical models, renderings and 3D models, and multimedia deliverables for publicity and display. After the design proposals are reviewed by experts and the Sponsor / Organizer, the selected participant will be determined) (two winning Participants).

Follow-up work of solicitation: Detailed urban design of each area (including architectural proposal guidance of all the plots), implementation guidelines for the planning and construction of the Park, and consulting service for the upcoming three years (the selected Participant).

Period of solicitation and design: The period of design at the first stage of solicitation is around 70 days. On April 28, 2020, the solicitation documents for the International Solicitation of Proposals for In-depth Urban Design of Pilot Zone of Chengdu 5G Smart City will be issued; on May 8, 2020, a project briefing and field survey will be conducted; on July 8, 2020, Participants will submit the application documents (deadline for solicitation). The period of design at the second stage of solicitation is around 50 days.

2. Eligibility and Qualifications of Participants

2.1 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;

2.2 The Applicant shall have the relevant qualifications and abilities to undertake the urban design project;

2.2.1 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, aCertificate 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.;

2.2.2 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 similar to the functional nature of this project.

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

2.4.1 Members of the Consortium shall jointly sign a consortium agreement.

2.4.2 Any partner of the Consortium shall neither individually apply for the Prequalification in its own capacity, nor concurrently apply for the Prequalification as a partner of another Consortium.

2.4.3 If the Consortium is composed of domestic design agencies, the requirements in Item 2.2.1 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 4.2.1, and foreign agencies (or agencies from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) shall meet the requirements in Item 2.2.2.

Instructions on Solicitation

Compensations for Designs Proposals

The Organizer will pay compensations for Designs Proposals to Participants who have submitted valid application documents for the first-stage proposal solicitation in accordance with the solicitation requirements. The amount is RMB 1.6 million (including tax).

The Sponsor will not pay any compensation when Participants are under the following circumstances:

  1. Participants fail to submit the application documents within the specified time;
  2. The application documents submitted by Participants are judged, upon the expert review, as not substantially responding to the requirements of the solicitation documents;
  3. Participants are disqualified.

Awards and prize settings: There are two winners in the proposal solicitation. After the winners submit valid application documents for the second-stage proposal solicitation in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation documents, each will receive a prize of RMB 3 million (including tax).

Follow-up work for the solicitation: The final selected Participant will probably be awarded the detailed urban design of each area (including architectural proposal guidance of all the plots), the implementation guidelines for the planning and construction of the Park and the consulting service contract for the upcoming two years. The contract amount is RMB 12 million (including tax).

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

The announcement on solicitation is published on AIMIR’s website now. The amendments and supplements to the announcement shall be subject to the contents released via the official websites: China Tendering and Bidding Public Service Platform (http://www.cebpubservice.com)

If you want to more following details regarding this competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR. What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization.

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