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/p>II.1)DescriptionII.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity:Design Contest Leading to a Designer-Led Multi-Disciplinary Team.For the Redevelopment of George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU.This Design Contest ...

Design contest notice

This contest is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
For the attention of: Margaret McKechnie
G2 1DU Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412876400

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
1.3)Main activity
General public services
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

Section II: Object of the design contest/description of the project

II.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity:
Design Contest Leading to a Designer-Led Multi-Disciplinary Team.
For the Redevelopment of George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU.

This Design Contest Notice replaces the original OJEU Contract Notice 2012/S 163-271486 created 25.8.2012. If you have already expressed an interest in the original notice there is NO need to do so again, as all previous expressions of interest will be carried forward (but see section VI.2 below).

II.1.2)Short description:
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.
II.1.3)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Criteria for the selection of participants:
As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Scoring Guidance published documents.
III.2)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.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of contest
Envisaged number of participants . /maximum number 6
IV.2)Names of participants already selected
IV.3)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.
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
IV.4.2)Conditions for obtaining contractual documents and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.10.2012 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.4.3)Time-limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 26.10.2012 - 12:00
IV.4.4)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
Date: 9.11.2012
IV.4.5)Language(s) in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.5)Rewards and jury
IV.5.1)Information about prize(s):
IV.5.2)Details of payments to all participants
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).
IV.5.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or one of the winners of the contest: yes
IV.5.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: yes
IV.5.5)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)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Following publication of this Design Contest Notice, it is for economic operators who have already submitted a PQQ as a result of the original Contract Notice (2012/S163-271486 created 25.08.12) to satisfy themselves as to the continued accuracy of the content of their PQQ. Economic operators will be informed by separate bulletin of any relevant changes to the PQQ. Economic operators who have already submitted a PQQ are asked to confirm that the information remains valid and accurate.
Unless otherwise indicated to such economic operators in the separate bulletin PQQ questions and PQQ evaluation criteria have not been altered as a result of this Design Contest Notice. The Council will continue to consider the PQQs already submitted and assess them on the basis of the original evaluation criteria as set out in the PQQ. Any economic operator, however, which wishes to withdraw its original PQQ and re-submit a revised PQQ prior to the Design Contest notice deadline may do so in accordance with the guidelines set out in the PQQ.

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' - Enter your correct business and user details - Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box 3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: