Announcement on International Solicitation for
Strategic Planning and Urban Design of Gannan Future Science and Technology City
Urban Planning Society of China （the undertaker） is commissioned by Ganzhou Municipal Natural Resources Bureau （the organizer） to launch this open international solicitation activity for the Strategic Planning and Urban Design of Gannan Future Science and Technology City （hereinafter referred to as “this solicitation activity”）。 The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows.
Ganzhou is located in the upper reaches of the Ganjiang River and in the south of Jiangxi Province. It is a national historical and cultural city, a provincial sub-centre in Jiangxi Province, and an important node of the Belt and Road Initiative. It is also a national rare metal industry base, an advanced manufacturing base, and a bridgehead city in Jiangxi Province that connects the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Government Report 2021 of Ganzhou proposed that “to take the Ganjiang Innovation Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as the core, to plan and construct the Gannan Future Science and Technology City with high-standards, and to turn the Shuidong area into a new landmark for urban development”。
Figure 1. Location of Gannan Future Science and Technology City
The planning and construction of the Gannan Future Science and Technology City aims to promote the construction of “China's Rare Mental Valley”. It is an important path to build a bridgehead for Jiangxi Province to integrate into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and an important strategic node for building a new development pattern. It is the realistic requirement of Ganzhou to focus on the six main directions of “scientific and technological innovation, industrial multiplication and upgrading, rural revitalization, new urbanization, modern service industry, and infrastructure construction”. It is a new driving force for the high-quality development of Ganzhou's society and economy.
To plan the Gannan Future Science and Technology City, it is necessary to combine the industrial development foundation and technological innovation foundation of central Ganzhou, to explore the advantages of the location, transportation and natural ecological pattern of Gannan Future Science and Technology City, solve the problems of land balance, land-use space, and ecological sensitivity, to build Gannan Future Science and Technology City into a new benchmark for advanced technological innovation, advanced industrial extension, and advanced urban life with international influence and competitiveness
In order to broaden ideas, absorb advanced planning and design concepts and development strategies, to plan and build Gannan Future Science and Technology City with high standards, the International Solicitation for Strategic Planning and Urban Design of Gannan Future Science and Technology City is now held. Based on the principles of openness, justice, and fairness, we sincerely invite excellent domestic and foreign design institutions with rich experience to participate.
II.Planning and Design Scope
The Gannan Future Science and Technology City is located in the northern part of central Ganzhou, bordering the Wuyi Mountains in the east, Ganzhou Economic Development Zone in the west, and Hetao Old Town in the south.
This solicitation activity is divided into two levels:
Strategic planning: For the Gannan Future Science and Technology City, focusing on the development strategy and space strategy of Ganzhou's scientific and technological innovation, to propose a path to realize urban development through scientific and technological innovation, and put forward ideas for industrial platforms such as Ganzhou High-tech Zone to play a good role in scientific and technological innovation. The strategic planning scope takes the area where the Ganjiang Innovation Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is located as a core, including the Chutan Group, the north of the Donghe Bridge in the Shuidong Group, the Mayanzu area, the Shuixi Group, and the Shuixi Industrial Base, covering an area of about 50.57 square kilometres.
Urban design: Extends to Xiamen-Chengdu Expressway in the north, Ganjiang River in the west, Donghe Bridge in the south, and Ganxian County in the east, covering an area of approximately 17.85 square kilometres. In order to reflect the integrity of the urban design function layout and strengthen the coordination with the surrounding landscape, the overall area of the Gannan Future Science and Technology City should be included in the scope of urban design research. （see figure 2 for details）。
Figure 2. Scope of Planning and Design
At the strategic planning level, combining with the development status of Ganzhou's rare metal industry and the development positioning of the Ganjiang Innovation Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to rationally judge the opportunities and challenges faced by the industrial development of Gannan Future Science and Technology City, and propose specific measures and practice paths in line with the actual development of Ganzhou's rare metal industry. To study the driving ability of major projects such as the Ganjiang Innovation Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ganzhou North Station to the city and surrounding areas. Combining the existing advantages of Gannan Future Science and Technology City, to clarify the development goals, overall positioning, and main functions of Gannan Future Science and Technology City from the perspective of urban development strategy. Based on the characteristics of the natural landscape pattern in central Ganzhou, to study the specific scheme for building a new landmark of urban development in Shuidong area from multiple angles.
At the urban design level, to refine the spatial implementation of the functional positioning and industrial formats such as rare metal of Gannan Future Science and Technology City. To study the construction scale of major projects such as the Ganjiang Innovation Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ganzhou North Railway Station. Based on the natural and human resources and landscape within the area, to make overall consideration of the economic balance, rationally determine the development intensity, and clarify the spatial form, spatial organization and architectural style in the area. To enhance the image of the city and strengthen the design of important areas, important nodes and important interfaces. Based on the current comprehensive transportation system in central Ganzhou, to propose a road traffic optimization scheme. To study the problem of land development balance from multiple angles, and rationally arrange project development strategies and development and construction schedules, and fully consider the feasibility of project operation and implementation.
（1） This solicitation activity opens application to domestic and foreign institutions that are legally registered and have research and design experience similar to this project. The domestic applicant institutions must have one of Grade-A qualification of planning, or Grade-A qualification of architecture and construction engineering; foreign applicant institutions must have one of the relevant qualifications of strategy consulting, urban and rural planning, or architecture design issued by the competent authority or relevant industry organizations of their home country or region. This project encourages application by consortium, but the consortium shall not have more than two members, and the members of the consortium are not allowed to apply separately on their own or form another consortium.
Considering the impact of COVID-19, foreign applicant institutions （without branches in China） must form a consortium with domestic institutions. If a foreign applicant institution consorts with a domestic applicant institution, qualification requirements for the domestic institution are the same as above. The qualification requirements of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan institutions shall refer to the requirements of foreign applicant institutions. Applications by individuals or groups of individuals will not be accepted. For two or more legal entities whose legal representative is the same person, the parent company, the wholly-owned subsidiary and the holding company are not allowed to apply at the same time.
（2） The professionals involved in this project must be the current registered staff of the applicant institution; the chief designer must have experience in directing several similar projects, and the chief designer and team members must participate in the whole process of the project （project release conference and site survey, scheme design, scheme reporting）。 Due to the epidemic situation, if the chief designer from abroad cannot participate in person, he or she must participate in the above activities via video, and the main domestic designers should be present to participate. The project team shall be fully equipped with all professional types of work. The professional team of the foreign applicant institution should include at least one member who is proficient in Chinese to ensure the accurate understanding of the regional background and relevant requirements.
（3） The applicant institution shall provide complete prequalification application materials in accordance with the requirements of the Prequalification Document.
（4） In addition to the above terms, when the organizer of this solicitation activity raises reasonable requests, the applicant institution shall continue to provide supplementary certification documents that meet the corresponding requirements.
V.Fees and Awards
Five applicant institutions will be selected through the prequalification review. After the shortlisted applicant institutions submit valid application documents in accordance with the requirements of the Solicitation Document, the jury committee will review and determine the ranking of schemes. The organizer will pay the first applicant institution a bonus of RMB 2.8 million （including tax）； pay the second applicant institution a bonus of RMB 2.0 million （including tax）； pay the third and the fourth applicant institutions a compensation fee of RMB 1.5 million （including tax） each; pay the fifth applicant institution a compensation fee of RMB 1.2 million （including tax）。
However, the applicant institution who fail to submit application documents within the prescribed time, or whose application documents are not acceptable according to the requirements of the Solicitation Document, or whose qualifications have been revoked, will not be paid the bonus or compensation fee.
It is planned to determine the shortlist of applicant institutions in late August 2021; to hold the project release conference and organize the site survey in early September. The chief designer and team members are required to participate. The scheme formulation period is about 80 calendar days from the project release conference （holidays included）。
Any applicant who intends to participate in this solicitation activity shall register first. After downloading the application form （Appendix 1） and completing the application information, the applicant shall send it to the designated email address firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving the application form, the undertaker will reply with the Prequalification Document and other related documents by email.
Prequalification application documents shall be made in strict accordance with relevant requirements, and can be submitted by on-site submission or express delivery. Due to the special circumstances of the epidemic, if submit by express delivery, please reserve enough time for the express transportation; a letter of authorization by the legal representative shall be presented if submit on site.
Submission time and place for the prequalification application documents: The applicant institutions should submit the printed prequalification application documents to the designated address before 16:00 on August 23, 2021, and send all electronic prequalification application documents to the designated email address （email@example.com）。 The submission address for the printed documents is as follows: Urban Planning Society of China, North Annex Building of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, No.9 Sanlihe Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, Miss Zhang （the addressee）， 010-58323854. The time for submission is 09:00-16:00 on working days. Prequalification application documents that are overdue or do not meet the requirements will not be accepted. In case of special circumstances such as pandemic control, the time or address will be notified.
Announcement of prequalification result: The selecting result of shortlisted applicant institutions will be announced within 30 calendar days after the deadline for submission of prequalification application documents.
Contact: Miss Lei 010-58323868, Miss Zhang 010-58323854
Telephone consultation time: 09:00-11:00 am, 14:00-16:00 pm on working days
The announcement is issued simultaneously on the website of Urban Planning Society of China （www.planning.org.cn）， the website of Ganzhou Municipal Natural Resources Bureau （http://bnr.ganzhou.gov.cn/）， and the website of Zhanggong District People's Government （http://www.zgq.gov.cn/）。 The amendments and supplements to this announcement are subject to the contents published on the above websites. If there is any inconsistency between Chinese and English in this announcement, the content in Chinese shall prevail.
August 6, 2021
Application Form of International Solicitation for Strategic Planning and Urban Design of Gannan Future Science and Technology City