1. Project Overview

1.1 Competition name: International Competition of Urban Design and Architectural Conceptual Design of Core Area in Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub

1.2 Competition number:JCZB-J-20210801

1.3 Project location

This project is located in the south of Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. The research area extends to Guangzhou Dadao in the east, Zhujiang River rear channel in the south, Daganwei Industrial Zone in the west and Nanzhou Road in the north.

1.4 Project background

As the core engine city for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou bears the burden of leading and radiating the development of surrounding regions. According to Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and Vision 2035 of Haizhu District of Guangzhou, during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Haizhu District will gradually build a dynamic, attractive and competitive digital eco-city by taking artificial intelligence and digital economy, as well as urban renewal as the “twin engines”.

Under the important plan of Haizhu District“One District One Valley One Bay”, Innovation Bay,which occupies the golden section of the 20 km coastline of Zhujiang River rear channel, and sits at the intersection of Guangzhou city central axis and Zhujiang River rear channel waterfront innovation industrial zone, enjoys the golden waterfront shoreline resources in the center of Guangzhou. In the future, it will integrate landscape resources along the river, optimize the waterway planning of Zhujiang River rear channel, build high-quality ecological culture and tourism shoreline, and create a service economic value enhancement belt integrating cultural creativity, urban tourism, artificial intelligence, headquarters innovation and office industries, and form a waterfront innovation corridor.

Taking the construction of Haizhu Bay Tunnel project as an opportunity, in order to further drive the industrial of Haizhu District upgrading and transformation, optimize the regional transportation of Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub area, improve the waterfront landscape of Zhujiang River rear channel, and build an important gateway area with the strongest business development potential and foreign industrial radiation in Haizhu District, Guangzhou Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd. plans to hold the International Competition of Urban Design and Architectural Conceptual Design of Core Area Gateway Hub In in Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”).

2. Working range and competition content

The tasks of this competition include three levels of content: firstly, overall research area; secondly, urban design area; thirdly, architectural conceptual design area.

2.1 Overall research area

The overall research area extends to Guangzhou Dadao in the east, Zhujiang River rear channel in the south, Daganwei Industrial Zone in the west, and Nanzhou Road in the north,which includes Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub area, as well as Sanjiao interchange and surrounding area, with a total land area of about 144.4 hectares. The overall research plan should focus on the overall positioning, functional layout, planning structure, transportation system, landscape system, skyline, etc.

2.2 Urban design area

The urban design scope consists of Daganwei area, Sanjiao interchange area, Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub area, with a total land area of about 74.2 hectares. The urban design plan should focus on the overall spatial form of the area, traffic organization, important landscape node design, business planning, etc.

2.3 Architectural conceptual design area

2.3.1 Daganwei architectural conceptual design area

Daganwei architectural conceptual design area covers an area of 9.1 hectares. Based on the integrated development of tunnel overcover and the urban design of surrounding areas, the architectural conceptual plan should refer to the main building plan, elevation and section, important node space and underground space.

2.3.2 Architectural conceptual design area of Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub

Architectural conceptual design area of Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub covers an area of 4.5 hectares. On the basis of building Nanzhou Public Transport Hub, the project should focus on the transfer organization and the corresponding hub space (including bus transfer in the bus station) of Line 2 and Guang-Fo Line .

3. Competition method

3.1 Competition form
The competition information is announced on the website of China Tendering and Bidding Public Service Platform (www.cebpubservice.com), Guangzhou Public Resources Trading Center (www.gzggzy.cn), ABBS Architectural Forum (www.abbs.com.cn), and the Special Platform for Procurement and Bidding – Yangguang Yicai (www.chinaebid.com) to accept public design organization applications from domestic and overseas.

3.1.1 Competition scheme collection and selection stage
The competition organizer organizes the experts to establish a review committee to select no more than 6 design organizations from the design organization applicants that meet the competition qualification requirements to enter the next stage of competition scheme selection (refer to the Collection Document for details).Select the alternate design organizations ranking No. 7-9 as candidates. If there are less than 6 design organizations that meet the requirements of competition qualification, the competition sponsor may decide to extend the registration time or reorganize the registration according to the project situation; If any design organizations give up the shortlisted qualification for some reason after the shortlisted institutions confirmed and before the release of the competition documents, their competition shall be replaced in turn among the alternate design organizations until 6 are supplemented. The competition co-sponsor will send formal invitation letter to the shortlisted design organizations after the competition sponsor confirms the selection results. The competition schemes submitted by other design organizations that are not formally invited will not be accepted.

3.1.2 Competition scheme selection method
The competition sponsor commission the organizers to organize experts to review the validity of the formal design results submitted by the 6 selected design organizations according to the provisions of the competition documents. After passing the validity review, the scheme review committee composed of experts will evaluate the schemes and vote on the design organizations that pass the validity review by open ballot, and finally select 3 design organizations as the winning schemes and form the Scheme Review Report. The competition co-sponsor shall set up a calibration committee that hold a bid selection meeting. The scheme review committee shall recommend the 3 winning schemes to the bid selection committee as candidates.

The calibration committee will review the bid candidates according to the regulations of the competition documents, recommend the winning bidders according to the evaluation ranking and issue the Bidding Report, and request the competition sponsor to review and confirm the winning bid result. The design organization that has won the bid will participate in the deepening design (the content is subject to the Deepening Design Task Description ).

3.2 Competition expense compensation method
The competition sponsor commission the organizer to organize experts to review the validity of the official design results submitted by the selected design organizations in accordance with the competition documents. The design organizations that pass the validity review will be compensated for the cost, and the 3 design organizations that are selected as the winning schemes will be awarded additional prize. Design organizations that fail to pass the validity review will not receive any fee such as cost compensation or additional prize.

Design organizations that pass the validity review will each receive a cost compensation fee of 1.5 million RMB (including all fees such as tax, design results use fee, design fee, intellectual property fee, etc.), while those that fail the validity review will not receive the cost compensation.

The scheme review committee is responsible for reviewing the design results that have passed the validity review, then selects and recommends 3 winning schemes. The winning scheme will receive an additional prize of RMB 1 million (including all costs such as tax, design scheme use fee, design fee, intellectual property fee, etc.).

Selected scheme design organization will participate in the deepening design (the content is subject to the Deepening Design Task Description). And the deepening design fee is 3 million yuan (including but not limited to design results using cost, competition design cost, any document cost, design research expenses, travel expenses incurred by cooperating with the competition organizers to hold relevant project communication meetings, etc.).

As the prize of this competition will be paid in RMB, if the participating design organization that receive one or more of the cost compensation, additional prize and deepening design fee is a consortium, it should provide the domestic compliant VAT invoice in accordance with the requirements of the competition co-sponsor. The competition co-sponsor will pay one or more of the cost compensation, additional prize and deepening design fee to the Chinese side account of the consortium fully, which will be redistributed by the Chinese side of the consortium in accordance with the proportion stipulated in the Agreement of Consortium Participating in the Competition. The competition co-sponsor will not pay any additional fees to the consortium members.

All the Copyrights of the design schemes and results that have passed the validity examination and obtained the cost compensation are owned by the competition sponsor Guangzhou Communications Investment Group Co., LTD. A design organization that submits a valid Application Registration Form for the competition in accordance with the requirements of the competition shall be deemed to agree to this clause.


4. Competition schedule

4.1 The date of notification releasing of international competition and start to accept registration from global design organizations: from 17 (date) , September to 8 (date) October 2021(9:00 a.m.-12:00, p.m. 14:00-17:00).

4.2 The deadline for submission of application document:17:00 on 9 October 2021.

4.3 Assessment of Prequalification Stage: Early October, 2021.

4.4 Notification of Prequalification Design organizations: Early October, 2021.

4.5 Official release of competition documents, organize shortlisted design organizations to participate in the competition documents answering meeting: mid October, 2021.

4.6 The design time of competition scheme: from mid October, 2021 to late December, 2021 (About 75 days) .

4.7 Design Results evaluation: Each shortlisted design organization shall deliver the final results of the competition to the designated place in late December, 2021 (the specific time and place shall be subject to the written or email notification by the competition organizer).

4.8 Announcement of the winning plan stage: The winning unit will be announced in late December, 2021.

Note: All times are based on Beijing time. The sponsor, co-sponsor and organizer of the competition reserves the right to adjust the schedule.

5. Competition Registration

5.1 Registration Qualification Required

5.1.1The design organization applicants from domestic shall have the independent legal person qualification, and provide business license , not being ordered to close or being repealed. The design organization applicants from overseas must be a legally registered design institution in the place where it is located, and provide a valid commercial registration certificate. If the person in charge of the company is the same person or different companies with holding or management relationship, it’s forbidden to sign up for the competition project at the same time. (Note: LOCATION refers to the main place where companies, enterprises or commercial institutions are registered to operate business or set up offices according to law)
5.1.2 The design organization applicant(each member of the consortium) must have the following qualifications requirements at the same time: The design organization applicants from domestic must have the following two qualificaiton:(1) Grade A qualification for professional design in the construction industry (construction engineering) (2) Grade B and above qualification for urban and rural planning preparation. If the design organization is an overseas design institution, it shall provide the design license certificate issued by the competent government department or relevant industry organization in the country or region where it is located, and form a consortium with domestic qualified design institutions to participate in the competition.Copies of relevant qualification documents and official seal should be provided. Prior to the issuance of the new regulations on the administration of the qualifications of planning formulation units, the validity period of the qualification of urban and rural planning formulation is not required temporarily, taking the original planning qualification as a reference.

5.1.3 Personal registration is not accepted in this competition.

5.1.4 The design organization applicant shall have the relevant achievements of urban design or architectural design projects of TOD comprehensive development and traffic cover project development in urban area from January 1, 2016 to the deadline of registration (The copy of contract and other supporting documents shall be provided. For the past performance undertaken by a consortium, relevant materials shall be provided to prove that the working contents undertaken by the company in the project meets the requirements of this item. The performance calculation time shall be subject to the contract signing time.)

5.1.5 The design team assigned by the registered design agency must have personnel with transportation professional background. If the design team is not equipped with personnel with transportation professional background, the transportation consulting team must be invited (personnel with transportation professional background shall provide corresponding professional background supporting documents, including but not limited to academic certificate and transportation related professional title certificate, and provide copies of award certificates or relevant performance certificates and affix the company’s official seal)

5.1.6 The General Project Leader must directly participate in the whole process of design activity,and personally attend the competition site to report the plan at least 4 times(If unable to attend due to the epidemic, video report can be adopted).The design organization applicant shall ensure the General Project Leader and main designers always participate in design that shall not be replaced midway. If the design organization applicant is a consortium, the general leader of the project must be the member of consortium leader.(Note: if the design organization applicant is a consortium, the consortium leader shall bear the main responsibility for the competition and fulfill the obligations of organization, management, communication and coordination within the consortium.)

5.1.7 In order to ensure that the project designers have an accurate understanding of the Chinese background and relevant requirements, the overseas design organization must have at least one person familiar with Chinese.

5.1.8 The design organization applicant should not be included in the record list of “Record list of persons subject to enforcement for Trust-breaking or parties involved in major tax violation cases or Enterprise Abnormal Business Operation” on the website of “Credit China” (www.creditchina.gov.cn); “list of abnormal operation” and “list of serious illegal and dishonest enterprises (blacklist)” of the “national enterprise credit information publicity system” (www.gsxt. Gov.cn);should not be in the period when being prohibited from participating in government procurement activities as listed in the “Information Record of serious illegal and Trust-breaking Behaviors in government procurement” of the Chinese government Procurement website (www.ccgp.gov.cn).All the above shall provide the screenshot and printed copy of the query results affixed with official seal.
5.1.9 The application by the consortium is accepted in the competition. The number of organizations constituting the consortium shall not exceed 3. The consortium shall submit the Agreement of Consortium Participating in the Competition as required (each member of the consortium shall affix the official seal of the corresponding entity; if the overseas design organization has no seal, it can be signed by its legal representative or legal authorized representative).

Note: For detailed information, please refer to Annex 3: Collection Document, Annex 2. Composition of The Application Documents, Annex 3-1 Qualification Form, Annex 3-2 Selection Factors.

5.2 Registration Method

5.2.1 Registration method: design organizations that meet the registration requirements shall register online at www.chinaebid.com (special platform for Chinese Yang Guang procurement and bidding — Yangguang YiCai) during from 17 (date) September (month), 2021 to 8 (date) October(month), 2021 (9:00-12:00 am, 14:00-17:00 PM). The registration fee is RMB 1000.

5.2.2 The design organizations intending to participate in the competition MUST upload the completed application registration form and attachments (refer to Annex 2 for details) affixed with official seal to www.chinaebid.com (Yangguang Yicai) in electronic form (PDF) during the period from Sept. 17, 2021 to Oct. 8, 2021.

5.2.3 The design organizations intending to participate in the competition MUST send or post the completed competition application document (refer to Annex 3 for details) in written form to the competition organizer before the submission deadline. submission expiration date: 17:00, Oct.9, 2021. If the design organization submits the documents by mail, the submission time shall be subject to the time when the competition organizer signs and receives the registration documents.

5.3 Requirements against application materials

5.3.1 The format and submission method of the Collection Document shall be in accordance with the requirements of Collection Document (refer to Annex 3).
5.3.2 The design organization applicant must prepare a complete application document and bind it into a volume. It can be bound in separate volumes when the content is overmuch. The cover of the registration documents bound independently shall be affixed with the official seal of the design organization applicant, and the registration documents shall be affixed with the official seal of the design organization applicant in the slit and on each page. If the overseas design institution has no official seal, it can be signed by its legal representative or legal authorized representative .The representative of the design organization applicant can be the legal representative or its authorized representative. The registration document signed by the authorized representative shall be accompanied by a valid power of attorney signed by the legal representative..

5.3.3 The design organizations must bear all the consequences caused by any mistake or omission in the application documents.

5.3.4 All the registration documents should be in seven copies (including one original registration document, one electronic copy of the registration document, only USB flash drive, no password, no virus, the content of the registration document should be the same as the printed paper registration document produced by the design organization applicant, if different, the paper registration document shall prevail). In 6 copies marked “original” and “copy”. In case of any discrepancy between the original and the copy, the original shall prevail. The registration document shall be duly signed by a legally authorized representative of the design organization applicant and any changes, if any, shall be signed by the original signatory.

5.3.5 All registration documents should be delivered to the competition organizer before the deadline. Overdue documents will not be accepted. The organizer will not be responsible for the damage or loss of the registration documents caused by force majeure.
5.3.6 All application documents must be sealed in a sealed envelope or package with the official seal of the design organization applicant affixed to the seal. (1) the original (with official seal on the original), (2) the copy, (3) the application registration form and (4) the electronic version of the application document should be sealed separately and marked on the cover of each envelope or package:


Contact: 13068849201/020-22099922
Contact person: Miss Deng
Contact address: Design Building,NO.3,Tiyudongheng Street, Tiyudong Road, Tianhe District, Guanghzou, P.R.China
Email:hzcxwcompetiton@163.com

Special Note: In case of any inconsistency between the Chinese and English expressions in this announcement and the attachments, the Chinese expression shall prevail. The documents submitted by the overseas design organization shall contain the simplified Chinese version. However, in case of any discrepancy between the documents submitted in the English version and the simplified Chinese version, the simplified Chinese version shall prevail.

 

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