CHENGDU BIO-TOWN CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD., as the Solicitor (hereinafter referred to as the “Solicitor”), collaborates with ZHONGTONG CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the “Consulting Service Agency”) to conduct a public solicitation for the conceptual creative scheme for the Future School of Chengdu Biological Townn (Sponsored by Chengdu No. 7 High School). We publicly invite design institutions with related design experience to participate in the solicitation.

 

The Background of Solicitation

To comprehensively implement the spirit of the Party’s 20th National Congress regarding prioritizing the development of education and to fulfill Municipal Party Committee and Government’s decisions on “doing well, doing stronger, and doing superior” in the education sector, Chengdu No. 7 High School is entrusted to establish a 12-year continuous public school in Chengdu Biological Townn, covering primary to high school. The provisional name is “Chengdu Biological Town Future School (Sponsored by Chengdu No. 7 High School)” (hereinafter referred to as ’Biological Town Future School’). Biological Town Future School plays a positive and demonstrative role in promoting the integration of production and city in Biological Town, as well as attracting talent. In order to find forward-looking and creative architectural concepts to create an educational environment that fully adapts to future education, the Solicitor will adhere to the principles of “openness, fairness, and impartiality” in the public solicitation of proposals for the conceptual creative scheme of the Chengdu Biological Town Future School (Sponsored by Chengdu No. 7 High School) project.

The procedures of Solicitation

  1. Obtaining of Solicitation Documents: Responding entities are required to obtain the solicitation documents within the specified timeframe according to the requirements outlined in the solicitation announcement.
  2. The solicitor will establish a scheme review committee to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the solicitation documents. The review committee will recommend the top 1-3 rankings in order of total scores from highest to lowest among the respondents.
  3. Final Winner: The final winner is autonomously decided by the solicitor from the recommended proposals.
  4. Scheme Optimization: The final winner of the conceptual scheme will optimize, refine, and make necessary modifications to the scheme. They are required to report on the scheme and, as per the specifications, reproduce and print the scheme text, with no additional charges.

 

Scope of Solicitation

  1. Project Name

Solicitation of Proposals for Conceptual Creative Scheme of Chengdu Biological Town Future School (Sponsored by Chengdu No. 7 High School)

  1. Project Location

The proposed location for the Chengdu Biological Town Future School (Sponsored by Chengdu No. 7 High School) project is on the east side of Jiannan Avenue, south of Biological Town Middle Road. It is bordered by Yong’an Lake Forest Park to the west and urban park green space to the east.

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Project Site Map

  1. Project Scale

The planned and constructed net land area is approximately 300 acres. This project is designed as a 12-year system public school from primary to high school, with a total of 108 classes (36 classes for each level – primary, junior high, and senior high). The building density, plot ratio, and land area for primary, junior high, and high school should be reasonably determined based on the feasibility of the scheme. The design proposal should take into account the phased implementation conditions for primary, junior high, and high school, with high school being the first phase and primary and junior high being the second phase.

  1. Solicitation Content and Objectives

In accordance with the design requirements, determine the design theme, spatial system, functional zones, architectural style, etc. Develop site layout, vertical organizational system, traffic organization, sightline analysis, and preliminary economic estimates. Establish design principles and approaches, present the floor plans and elevations design of the main buildings, provide visual representations, and submit the solicitation proposal on schedule.

 

Solicitation Schedule

Date and Time (Beijing Time) Events
March 1, 2024 Release of Solicitation Announcement
March 4, 2024, to March 8, 2024, 17:00 Obtainment of Scheme Solicitation Documents
March 11, 2024, to March 14, 2024 (tentative) Written Inquiries and Q&;A Session
April 18, 2024 Submission of PROPOSAL Conceptual Scheme Presentation, and Expert Review Meeting

 

Contact

Solicitor: Chengdu Bio-Town Construction Co., Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor, Building C5, No. 8 Huigu East 1st Road, Shuangliu District, Chengdu

Contact: Mr. Zhai

Telephone: 028-62156073

E-mail:[email protected]

Consulting Service Agency: Zhongtong Construction Engineering Management Co., Ltd.

Address: Unit 2704, Building 1, Phase 2, Shudu Center, 333 Jiqing Third Road, Chengdu High-tech Zone

Contact: Mr. Cheng

Telephone: 028-85172603

E-mail:[email protected]

 

Qualification Requirements for Participants

  1. Participants must possess the following qualifications and achievements, and have corresponding design capabilities in terms of personnel, equipment, and funding.
  • Participants must be a legally registered legal entity, or a consortium composed of legally registered legal entities.
  • If the Participant is a domestic institution, it must have Class A (or above) qualification in architectural engineering design approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, or Class A qualification in architectural affairs.
  • If the Participant is a foreign institution, it must be legally registered in its country or region, with corresponding architectural design or architectural design consulting business scope and capabilities.
  • Institutions from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan must comply with the requirements of Article 1.3.
  • Foreign institutions with registered subsidiaries in China participating in the solicitation under the name of the subsidiary must comply with the requirements of Article 1.3 and provide proof of their relationship with the foreign institution.
  • Participants must have undertaken at least one similar project performance since 2020 (including 2020)【Similar project performance refers to the design performance of similar projects with a building area of 100,000 square meters or more; performance proof materials include winning notices or design contracts】
  • The lead designer of the project must have undertaken at least one similar project performance since 2020 (including 2020) as the lead designer【Similar project performance refers to the design performance of similar projects with a total building area of 100,000 square meters or more; performance proof materials include winning notices or design contracts that reflect their role as the lead designer】.
  1. Joint submissions are accepted for this solicitation.

In the case of a consortium submission, the following requirements must be met: the number of members in the consortium must not exceed 2. The parties to the consortium must sign a consortium submission agreement, clarifying the lead party and the rights and obligations of each party. Consortium members are not allowed to participate in this solicitation again in any form.

 

Submission Time and Location for Proposal Documents

The deadline for submitting PROPOSAL is 10:00 AM on April 18, 2024 (Beijing time). The submission location is the 2nd floor of Chengdu Tianfu International Biotech Town Conference Center, No. 8 Huigu West 1st Road, Shuangliu District, Chengdu.

 

Solicitation Fee and Further Optimization Design

  1. During the solicitation stage, the first-ranked Participant will receive a prize of RMB 1.8 million (tax included), the second-ranked Participant will receive compensation of RMB 700,000 (tax included), and the third-ranked Participant will receive compensation of RMB 300,000 (tax included). There will be no compensation for the fourth place and beyond. The design prize or compensation will be paid in Chinese Yuan (CNY) based on the exchange rate on the payment day. If the review panel deems that the depth of the creative scheme does not meet the requirements outlined in the “Chapter 4: Design Brief” of the solicitation documents, no compensation will be provided.
  2. The final winner is required to optimize the conceptual scheme according to the Solicitor’s requirements. During this process, they must report the results to the solicitor at least twice and collaborate with the detailed design institutes for further scheme design. No additional fees will be charged for this service.
  3. The compensation fee for the conceptual scheme and the consulting fee for detailed design mentioned above already include all taxes and fees payable both domestically and abroad in China.

 

Other Terms

  1. Intellectual Property Rights
  • Once the Proposal documents are submitted, all intellectual property rights for the submitted deliverables, excluding the right to attribution, belong to the Solicitor. The Participant acknowledges that the submitted scheme will only be used as proof of achievement, shall not be used for other projects or any profit-oriented business activities, and agrees to the provisions outlined in the Solicitation documents.
  • The Solicitor has the right to display all scheme outcomes publicly and may, independently or by commissioning relevant entities or designers, use all or part of the content of the conceptual scheme for reproduction, exhibition, printing, publishing, or other forms of dissemination.
  • All materials (including text, drawings, electronic data, etc.) provided by the solicitor in this conceptual scheme solicitation activity are protected by copyright. The Solicitor or other explicitly recognized organizations are the copyright holders of these materials. Unauthorized copying, adaptation, distribution, publication, or any other use of these copyrighted contents will be subject to legal liability.
  1. Governing Laws

The laws and regulations applicable to this solicitation activity and documents related to this activity are only those of the People’s Republic of China.

  1. Languages

The SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS are written in both Chinese and English. In case of any inconsistency between the expressions in Chinese and English, the Chinese version shall prevail. The PROPOSAL, as well as correspondence and documents exchanged between the solicitor and the consulting service agency, can be written in Chinese only. The PROPOSAL provided by the Participant, along with supporting documents and printed materials accompanying the PROPOSAL, may be in another language but must be accompanied by a Chinese translation.

  1. Right of Interpretation

The final interpretation of this solicitation activity and related documents belongs to the solicitor.

 

The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to know more following details regarding to 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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