A Design Contest will be held under Regulation 33 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (“the Regulations”). The rules of the design contest will lead to the subsequent contract for the full commission of the services set out below (subject to the Council’s Executive Committee approval) being awarded through the negotiated procedure under Regulation 14 of the Regulations with the successful contestant or one of the successful contestants following the design contest. Glasgow City Council is seeking to procure proposals from a designer-led multidisciplinary team for the re-design of George Square, Glasgow as the city’s primary urban space. The proposal must comply with the design brief issued to all interested participants. It is crucial that George Square is considered in the wider urban context. Consideration of the movement of pedestrians, cycles and vehicles on its periphery (and in particular in relation to Queen Street and Buchanan Street) will be central to its success as an urban ‘place’. Whilst it might not be possible to achieve all aspects of the wider urban re-design for the Commonwealth Games commencing July 2014, it is essential to deliver a practically complete and fully functioning square by no later than June 2014. The remainder of the additional works outwith the boundary of the square (traffic management, road adjustments, environmental infrastructure, etc.) will be completed as part of the second phase and in concert with the emerging Glasgow City Centre Traffic Management Plan proposals. The designer-led multidisciplinary team being sought for the subsequent award of the services contract following the design contest is to include services in respect of: — architect, — landscape architect, — quantity surveyor, — civil and structural engineer, — services engineer, — lighting/electrical engineer, — traffic engineer, — planner. And any other specialist services deemed necessary by the lead consultant for the provision of a full multi-disciplinary team capable of delivering all aspects of the brief. Given the nature of the commission, it is anticipated that the lead consultant will be an architect or a landscape architect. The scope of the services to be provided will cover the full RIBA Plan of Work Stages from Inception to Completion, including detailed design, production information, billing, tendering and site supervision. Overall Project Management and CDM Co-ordinator services will be provided in-house but the Lead Consultant will be otherwise responsible for contract administration during the works. The overall estimated total cost of the re-development project is £15m including fees, etc.
Criteria for the selection of participants: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Scoring Guidance published documents.
Information about a particular profession Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes The competition is open to registered architects/landscape architects led design teams. Architects should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, or an equivalent recognised overseas regulatory authority. Landscape Architects should be registered with the Landscape Institute Scotland (LIS) which is a branch of LI., or an equivalent recognised overseas regulatory authority.
Type of contest Restricted Envisaged number of participants . /maximum number 6
Criteria to be applied in the evaluation of projects: Post PQQ evaluation the Design Contest will be organised in 2 stages: Stage 1: Assessment of the concept designs in terms of compliance with the design brief and the overall project deliverability (based on anonymous submissions) by the Jury panel. Stage 2: Presentations by each of the shortlisted Design Team of their proposed designs to the Jury Panel at interview. Assessment Criteria: Stage 1 Submissions will be assessed and scored against the following criteria: — meeting the requirements of the design brief 30 %, — deliverability on time and on budget 30 %, — fee 10 %. Stage 2 Presentations will be assessed and scored against the following criteria: — quality of Urban Design 30 %. Please note scores from Stage 1 will be carried forward into Stage 2 to give a total score out of 100 %. Submissions shall be excluded from the competition if: — received after the latest time stated under the Submission Method, — a competitor discloses his or her identity (other than in the prescribed form), or improperly attempts to influence the decision, — any of the mandatory requirements of the competition brief and conditions are disregarded. Submissions may also be excluded from the Stage 2 assessment if: — In inthe opinion of the jury panel (supported by technical advisers), it clearly does not fulfil the requirements of the brief, — if in the opinion of the jury panel (supported by technical advisers) the proposal is not viable in terms of budget and/or programme. Competition Judging Panel. The Jury Panel (which may be subject to change) is expected to comprise of: 1. Professor Andy MacMillan, OBE FRIAS; 2. David Mackay, RIBA Hon FRIAS; 3. Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader Glasgow City Council; 4. Geoff Ellis, CEO DF Concerts; 5. Panel member to be confirmed. Neil Baxter, Secretary & Treasurer RIAS (observer). The Jury Panel will be supported by a team of technical advisers, including: Professor Gerry Grams, GCC City Design Adviser. Kerr Robertson, GCC Projects Director. Ian Hooper, Glasgow Life, Director of Sports & Special Projects. Andy Brown, GCC Land & Environmental Services. Simon Smith, GCC Lighting Strategy. Brian Moore, Director RIAS Consultancy. In the event of a jury panel member or technical adviser being unable to continue to act through illness or any other cause, Glasgow City Council reserves the right to appoint an alternative jury panel member, or technical adviser.
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.10.2012 – 12:00
The Design Team responsible for any winning proposal will be awarded an honorarium payment of 10 000 GBP (+VAT) as fees on account. Each of the other short-listed team will receive an honorarium payment of 5 000 GBP (+VAT).
Names of the selected members of the jury 1. Professor Andy MacMillan, OBE FRIAS 2. David Mackay, RIBA Hon FRIAS 3. Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader Glasgow City Council 4. Geoff Ellis, CEO DF Concerts 5. Jury member to be confirmed 6. Neil Baxter, Secretary & Treasurer RIAS (observer)