1.Project background

Tianfu Olympic Sports Park, located in Tianfu international new metropolis, is a strategic support for the development of new metropolis and a major project in Chengdu’s “three cities and three metropolises” strategy to build an internationally famous sports city as well as an important carrier of the World Games in 2025, shouldering the essential historical mission of “raising the flag” and “leading”.

As one of the three core development areas of Chengdu Tianfu Olympic Sports Park, International Convention Island integrates high-end tourism, entertainment, catering, shopping, performing arts, business apartments, international convention & exhibition and distinctive cultural experience. It performs important functions such as undertaking the international and domestic high-end conference, stimulating the city business vitality, demonstrating the cultural charm of the mountains and rivers and highlighting the quality of a park city. It will be among the first major projects to be launched. The purpose of this international solicitation is to collect creative and practical designs. We intend to build a complex of high standards and high quality with the most advanced concepts and first-class international standards as well as the leading science and technology.

2. Project overview

Project location and scale

International Convention Island is located in the core area of Tianfu Olympic Sports Park, south of Jiangxi River, Chengdu high-tech zone (Chengdu Tianfu International Aerotropolis), Sichuan, China, and is close to Chengdu Sports College and Three Fork Lake, covering an area of about 1 200 000 m2.

Solicitation content

The solicitation includes a planning scheme, conceptual planning scheme design, conceptual building scheme design, and follow-up consulting service.

The planning scheme should include project objectives and positioning, industrial planning, project packaging, development evaluation and financial analysis, etc.

The conceptual planning scheme design should include function & scale, form control, image shaping, traffic system, green landscape, design guidelines and scene design, etc.

The conceptual building scheme design should include general layout, open space and the external form of the building, internal space, landscape system and landscape nodes, green & intelligence and so on.

3. Qualifications and requirements for applicants

3.1 Domestic design institutions: An independent applicant shall have a valid Class-A qualification in the compilation of urban and rural planning issued by the national competent administrative department and have a construction industry (construction engineering) class-A design qualification or an engineering design comprehensive class-A qualification. Design institutions in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan shall have a legal business and design permits in their localities.

3.2 Foreign design institutions: An independent applicant shall have a legal business and design license of the country or region where it is located.

3.3 Individuals and combinations of individuals are not accepted for the program.

3.4 Design agencies that meet the requirements can participate independently or combine to participate.

3.5 There shall not be more than three members of a consortium, and all parties of the consortium shall not participate in the solicitation in any other form again. If a domestic design institution forms a consortium with a domestic or foreign design institution, at least one member shall meet the requirements under article 3.1 of this paragraph.

4. Solicitation flow

4.1 The solicitation consists of four stages: “public registration and prequalification”, “planning and conceptual planning scheme”, “conceptual building scheme” and “follow-up consulting service”.

4.2 The sponsor will prequalify the registered institutions, and select 5 design institutions to enter the stage of planning and conceptual planning scheme for design solicitation and issue solicitation documents and technical assignment.

4.3 The five design agencies that have been shortlisted for planning and conceptual planning scheme should submit their outcomes in accordance with the specifications of the technical assignment. The three winning schemes will be selected by the Evaluation Committee and enter the stage of conceptual building scheme for design solicitation.

4.4 The three design agencies that have been shortlisted for the conceptual building scheme should submit their outcomes in accordance with the specifications of the technical assignment. After the evaluation committee has reviewed and submitted the evaluation opinions, the competent administrative department shall determine the selected scheme.

4.5 The finally-selected design institution shall modify and improve the selected conceptual scheme design based on the requirements of the sponsor,and shall be responsible for accomplishing project consultation and submit the conceptual designs to the Planning Bureau for review and approval(The design achievements submitted for review and approval shall meet the requirements of contents and depth in the scheme stage-design document in Regulations on the Preparation Depth of Construction Engineering Design Documents).

5. Fees

5.1 Each of the three shortlisted design institutions entering the stage of the planning and conceptual planning scheme will receive a design compensation for RMB 1.2 million yuan (including tax) after submitting design outcomes that meet the requirements of solicitation documents.

5.2 Each of the three shortlisted design institutions entering the stage of conceptual building scheme will receive a design award of RMB 1 million yuan (including tax) after submitting design outcomes that meet the requirements of solicitation documents.

5.3 The sponsor will sign a consulting service contract with the finally-selected design institution, and the consulting fee will be RMB 14 million yuan in total (including tax).

6. Schedule

6.1 The registration time of this solicitation is from 9:00 on December 26, 2019, to 17:00 on February 5, 2020 (Beijing time) 

6.2 The deadline for submitting prequalification documents is 17:00 on February 10, 2020 (Beijing time).

6.3 The time of the prequalification review is 10:00 am on February 17, 2020 (Beijing time).

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