Following the spirit of the Approval of Guideline for Planning of the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council and contents of the Guideline, efforts shall stick to create the “Xiongan Quality” featuring “world vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics and high goal”, while focusing on shaping the anchor of relieving Beijing of functions non-essential to its role as the capital, and to make the new area into the national model for high quality development. The Solicitation of Proposals for The Urban Design of the Boot Area of the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province shall be organized to facilitate shaping its distinctive urban styles and features and creating a model of urban construction, as well as the compilation of regulatory detailed planning for the boot area, in accordance with the requirements of planning at a high starting point and building of high standards for the Xiongan New Area, which will be open for proposals and designed to invite domestic and overseas reputable designing experts led urban design teams (architecture, planning and landscapes) and institutions to engage in response to solicitation of such design proposals, with the aim to gather worldwide wisdom, brain storm and draw on others’ successful experiences. The Sponsor will select 12 final applicants as Respondents for solicitation of proposals and for them to further submit their design proposals for response.
1. Project Brief
Project Name: The Solicitation of Proposals for The Urban Design of the Boot Area of the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province
Project Location: The target for such Solicitation of Proposals for urban design is the Boot Area of the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province, located in the city proper in the urban and rural spacial layout that feature “one city proper, five clusters and multiple attractions”, which is the first area to kick off planning and development.
Positioning of Project: To focus on relieving the functions non-essential to Beijing’s role as the capital, in order to shape urban styles and features in boot area for the new era. Efforts shall stick to the adaptation to the nature, respect of patterns, building the city on plains and efforts shall be made to adhere to the principle of integrating the essence from China and the West, with the focus on the Chinese features and convergence of the modernity and the ancient features to achieve moderate density distribution, green and low carbon, a return to the original nature, so as to create the exemplary model of the Chinese nation, the scenery of the Baiyang Lake and the distinctive features of the city. The highlight is the innovation driven development to provide quality public services, to gather a group of key projects that are innovative and demonstrative in the fields of modern finance, headquarters-oriented economy, internet, big data, AI (artificial intelligence), cutting-edge IT, etc., so as to play a leading role; to strengthen the infrastructure construction, build project-wide intelligence environment, deliver deep learning capabilities and a globally leading digital city; to intensify the efforts for building ecological environment, green, resilient and safe municipal infrastructure, so as to give great modern style to a habitable city that is also suitable for working.
Main Contents of Planning and Design:
(1) Urban design on the level of the Boot Area;
(2) Urban and landscape designs for key zones;
(3) Urban design for general zones (including 4 zones, each applicant shallrandomly select one of the four for design).
The Scope of Planning and Design:
(1) The scope of planning for the Boot Area is around 38 sq.km.
(2) The scope of urban design for key zones is around 28 sq.km. (including 18 sq.km. of urban development land and 10 sq.km. of ecological space). The key zones include the concentrated area of headquarters, financial institutions and high-end trade in service along the east-west axis, the ecological green valley area penetrating the Boot Area from the South to the North, and the bay area at the front of the lakes juxtaposed to Shaochedian.
(3)The urban design for general zones includes the 4 zones in the North of the Boot Area, 3.9 sq.km. forZone A, 3sq.km.forZone B, 4.9 sq.km. forZone C, 3.7 sq.km.forZone D.
Period of Solicitation for Planning and Design Proposals:
The period of planning and design at the stage of solicitation is around 90 days. It is tentatively scheduled to commence on August 1st, 2018 and organize project recommendation meetings and on-site survey in the meantime, when lead designer and the team from applicants shall attend the meetings.
Method of Solicitation: Open Solicitation
Method of Review for Qualifications:
Limited number of applicants permitted, where the number of applicants for such solicitation (including Consortium Applicants) is set to be 12.
Prizes: 3 Winning Prizes
2. Sponsor and Organizer of Solicitation
Sponsor：The Administration Committee for the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province
Organizer of Solicitation:Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd.
4.1 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;
4.2 The Applicant shall hold corresponding qualifications for engaging in urban and rural planning & design, as well as those for landscape designs at the same time or those for architectural design and landscape design at the same time;
4.3 The Applicant within the People’s Republic of China shall be at least certified with one of the following: Grade A urban and rural planning, Grade A architectural design (architectural engineering) or above, specialized Grade A design for landscape,Certificate of Qualification of Foreign-funded Enterprises for Urban Planning Services;
4.4 The Applicant outside the People’s Republic of China shall at least hold one of the corresponding qualifications or licenses to practice issued by governmental authorities or relevant industry organizations in its residence country or region for engaging in urban planning, architectural design or landscape design. The qualifications for planning and design institutions from Hong Kong, Macau and Tai Wan shall refer to the requirements of qualifications for planning and design institutions outside the People’s Republic of China.
4.5 Applicant shall have had planning and design experiences similar to this Project;
4.6 The Consortium is accepted in this Project.
4.6.1 Aconsortium agreement shall be signed by all partners of the Consortium.
4.6.2 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;
5. Obtaining of Registration and Prequalification Documents
The Applicant who intends to participate in the Solicitation shall register with the Organizer of Solicitation first (please download the Application Form from the website of Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd., fill it out and fax or email it to the Organizer).The website of Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd. (www.bkpmzb.com) will be open from 9:00AM on July 2nd, 2018.
After having completed the Application Form according to requirements therein, the Applicant shall email it firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon the receipt of the Application Form, the Organizer of Solicitation will send the passcode for downloading Prequalification Documents to the Applicant.
6. Submission of Application Documents for Prequalification
The deadline for submission of application documents for prequalification is 10:00AMon July 22nd2018, and the applicant shall submit such documents to the Organizer of Solicitation before the deadline. The Organizer of Solicitation will reject any such documents arrived after the specified deadline.
7.Media Releasing Announcement on Solicitation
The Announcement on Solicitation will be released on www.cebpubservice.com(China Tendering and Bidding Public Service Platform), www.ccgp.gov.cn (website of Chinese government procurement),www.xiongan.gov.cn (official website of Xiongan New Area)www.planning.org.cn (website of Urban Planning Society of China), www.chinaasc.org (website of Architectural Society of China) , www.chsla.org.cn (Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture) and www.bkpmzb.com (website of Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd.) at the same time. The amendment and supplement of the Announcement shall be subject to the contents released via the websites aforementioned.
8.1 Compensations for Designs Proposals
The Sponsor will make compensations for design proposals in the amount of RMB6 Million (including taxes) for domestic Applicant (Hong Kong, Macau and Tai Wan included), in the amount of RMB6.5 Million (including taxes) for overseas Applicant and in the amount of RMB6.2 Million(including taxes) for Consortium Applicant formed by Chinese and foreign entities to each Applicant having submitted valid design proposals within specified time frame as required per Solicitation Documents. However, for any Applicant who fails to submit the proposals as per the specified deadline or such proposals fail to meet the requirements of the solicitation documents and are rejected or the Applicant is disqualified, the Sponsor will not pay any compensations therefor.
8.2 Prize Money and Follow-up Work
8.2.1 The Sponsor will make offer prize money to Applicants for winning prizes in the amount of RMB2 Million (including taxes).
8.2.2 The Applicant whose proposalsthat claims a prize in the solicitation for urban design proposals will have a priority to be engaged in the follow-up work of compilation for planning and design for the Boot Area, with specific matters subject to the follow-up work arrangement and consultation.
The languages used in the solicitation shall be both Chinese and English. In the event of any discrepancy, Chinese shall prevail.
A notary organization will be engaged to supervise and notarize the receipt of the Prequalification Application Documents for The Solicitation of Proposals for The Urban Design of the Boot Area of the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province before the deadline for submission.
8.5 Governing Laws
The solicitation per se and any documents relating thereto shall be governed only by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.
8.6 Power of Interpretation
The Sponsor reserves the power of final interpretation in view of the solicitation.