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International Design Competition for the Renovation of Guangdong Science Center Exhibition Halls Announcement


I. Project name: International Design Competition for the Renovation of Guangdong Science Center Exhibition Halls (the Competition)




II. Organizer:    Guangdong Science Center (GDSC)

Agent:          Guangdong International Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd



III. Project Overview and Competition Requirements


Project Overview: The design project is about the renovation of Guangdong Science Center (GDSC) exhibition halls which are already provided with infrastructure for exhibition and display. The renovation project involves a total investment of about CNY 75 million for a total exhibition area of about 6,700 m2, specifically about CNY 23.5 million for 2,000 m2 in "Aerospace" hall, about CNY 23.5 million for 2,000 m2 in "Ocean" hall, and about CNY 28 million for 2,700 m2 in "Basic Science" hall. The total investment mentioned above is based on the exhibition detailing and fabrication costs in the Chinese mainland, and the designers should take note of the cost difference among different countries/regions.


Competition requirements: provide concept design for the aforesaid three exhibition halls respectively (see Chapter II of the Competition Document for details).



IV. Source of funding: budgetary funds



V. Registration


(I) Eligibility of Participants


(1) Participants from outside the Chinese mainland (including those based in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan region, the same below) shall be legally registered practices in the place where they are located (i.e., the main place where the company, enterprise or organization is registered for business operation or office establishment according to law), with the valid registration certificate provided as proof.


(2) Participants from the Chinese mainland (excluding those based in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan region, the same below) shall have independent legal person qualification, with the valid business license (or public institution legal person certificate) provided as proof.


(3) Participants shall have independently undertaken exhibition design for science and technology museums, science centers or museums in at least two countries (contract documents shall be provided as proof).


(4) Consortia or individuals are not allowed to participate in the Competition.


(5) Participants headed by one same person or related to each other in terms of shareholding or administration are not allowed to register for the Competition at the same time.


(6) Interested parties included in the following system lists will be rejected: List of abnormal operations or list of serious illegal and dishonest enterprises by National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System (http://www.gsxt.gov.cn/); List of punishment for dishonesty by Credit China (http://www.creditchina.gov.cn/); List of dishonest persons subject to enforcement by courts nationwide released on China Enforcement Information Disclosure Network (http://zxgk.court.gov.cn/). A printed screenshot of the query result web page affixed with the corporate seal of the Participant shall be provided as proof (only applicable to participants from the Chinese mainland).


(II) Time and Format


1. Registration time: from 00:00 April 26, 2022 to 17:30 May 16, 2022 (Beijing Time, Calendar days, including public holidays);


2. Interested parties shall download and fill out the Registration Form (see Appendix I to the Announcement) and email it to the Agent at shenggj@163vip.com before the registration deadline (subject to the time when the email is received). Any registration received after the stipulated time and date above will not be accepted.



VI. Competition Format


1. Format


The Announcement of the Competition will be released on websites as an open call for registration of participants both from and outside the Chinese mainland.


The Competition includes three bid sections, with the "Aerospace" hall as Bid Section 1, the "Ocean" hall as Bid Section 2, and the "Basic Science" hall as Bid Section 3.


Each participant can select two bid sections at most.


2. Period


The design period of the Competition is 65 calendar days from the release of the Announcement.


3. Evaluation


(1) Compliance Review


The Evaluation Panel will examine the compliance of the submitted entries and determine whether the Participants meet the requirements. Participants submitting invalid entries shall not enter the next stage of evaluation.


(2) Design Scheme Evaluation


The Evaluation Panel will evaluate the valid entries and vote to select the top four places of each bid section, as well as five entries entitled to honoraria for individual exhibit under each bid section (i.e., 15 in total for all three sections).


4. Prize Money and Honoraria


(1) Prize money by bid section: The 1st place winner of each bid section shall be the competition winner and will be awarded the design contract by the Organizer. The prize money is CNY 2.1 million for Bid Section 1, CNY 2.1 million for Bid Section 2, and CNY 2.2 million for Bid Section 3.


(2) Honoraria payment by bid section: The 2nd place winner of each bid section is entitled to an honoraria payment of CNY 400,000, and the 3rd and 4th place winners CNY 100,000 respectively.


(3) Honoraria payment by exhibit: Excellent exhibit design schemes will be selected from entries except for those of the 1st place winner. Each selected scheme will be awarded an honoraria payment of CNY 30,000. Any  participant except for the 1st place winner can be entitled to honoraria payments for both exhibit and bid section.


(4) All the above payments are calculated in CNY, including taxes payable in accordance with relevant provisions of the Tax Law of the People's Republic of China within the Chinese mainland (excluding Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan Region). Taxes arising from outside the Chinese mainland, if any, shall be at the Participant’s own expense.


(5) Participants whose entries are identified invalid according to the Evaluation Panel’s decision will not receive any honoraria payment.


(6) The competition winners shall complete the schematic design according to the expert review comments and the requirements of the Organizer. See the Schematic Design Brief for Competition Winners included in the Competition Document for details.



VII. Competition Document

详见公告附件二《竞赛文件》,自行在广咨电子招投标交易平台https://www.gzebid.cn/#/ 公告附件中下载。

For details, please see Appendix II Competition Document attached to the Announcement, which can be downloaded from the Guangzi Electronic bidding platform (https://www.gzebid.cn/#/).



VIII. Miscellaneous


1. All documents submitted by the Participants according to the above provisions must be in both Chinese and English. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.


2. In case of special circumstances where the Organizer has to extend the time schedule specified in the Competition Document, a notice will be sent to all participants.


3. After the Organizer pays the prize money and honoraria to the Participants in accordance with relevant regulations, all IP rights of the competition deliverables (including the winning schemes) shall go to the Organizer, except for the authorship which still resides in the Participants. The Participants have the rights to waive the honoraria payment in exchange for the intellectual property rights.


4. The design scheme submitted under the Competition shall reflect the original creation of the Participant. In case any design deliverables involve the intellectual property rights of a third party and cause loss to the Organizer or a third party, the Participant must bear all legal liability such as compensation, and compensate the Organizer for all losses caused thereby (including but not limited to legal fees, lawyer fees, all expenses that shall be borne by the claimant according to ruling, etc.).


5. In case of any inconsistency between the Announcement and the Competition Document, the latter shall prevail.


6. The Competition and all relevant documents shall be subject to the laws of the People's Republic of China. The Competition will be conducted under the principles of fairness, impartiality and openness. Any dispute arising therefrom shall be settled through friendly consultation or arbitration procedures in accordance with the laws and regulations in China.


7. The Competition is an international design competition rather than a project bidding or government procurement.


8. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English versions of the Announcement, the Chinese version shall prevail.



IX. Announcement Media


The Announcement of the Competition is released at the same time at the following websites: China Tendering and Bidding Public Service Platform (http://www.cebpubservice.com), Guangdong Province Bidding and Supervision Network (http://zbtb.gd.gov.cn/), China Bidding Network (http://www.chinabidding.com.cn), official website of Guangdong Science Center (http://www.gdsc.cn), Guangzi Electronic bidding platform (https://www.gzebid.cn/#/) and the website of Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres (ASPAC) (https://www.aspacnet.org/).



X. Contact Details



人:林先生          联系电话:86-20-39348136


Organizer: Guangdong Science Center

Address: 168 Kepu Lu, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Contact: Mr. Lin    Tel.: 86-20-39348136

Email: wjqbio@outlook.com




人:杨先生、李先生        联系电话:86-20-83549690


Agent: Guangdong International Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd.

Address: Procurement Consulting Department, F16, Jinying Building, 316 Huanshi Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Contacts: Mr. Yang / Mr. Li    Tel.: 86-20-83549690

Email: shenggj@163vip.com







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