Tender for multi-disciplinary team
Redevelopment of George Square.
UK-Glasgow: architectural services for outdoor areas
Section I: Contracting authority
Glasgow City Council
City Chambers, George Square
For the attention of: Gary Gallagher
G2 1DU Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412876420
Fax: +44 1412870000
General address of the contracting authority: www.glasgow.gov.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Glasgow.
NUTS code UKM34
The Square has had many piecemeal adjustments over the last century and can no longer claim to be ‘grand’ – it requires a wholesale re-examination of its image and functions in order that it can be regarded as a ‘place’ fit for the 21st Century, and to once again exemplify Glasgow’s reputation as an international city.
It is therefore time to regain George Square’s status – and what better opportunity, than for the city’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, when the Square will be viewed by a world audience, not only as Glasgow’s central city square, but as Scotland’s premier urban space.
Key challenges require to be met in a short timescale. In summary the overall vision for the project is that:
— the re-design must reinforce the role of George Square as Glasgow’s primary urban space by,
— celebrating the creativity of the city and its people,
— creating a day and night environment in which the citizens of Glasgow and visitors alike are able to socialise freely,
— providing a context in which a range of organised activities, large and small can occur during all seasons,
— creating an urban space of outstanding design quality,
— creating a world class tourist destination.
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 Station 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 2014, it would be the intention to deliver a ‘fully functional’ square in time for the Games, with the remainder of any additional works outwith the boundary of the Square [traffic management, road adjustments, environmental infrastructure etc] being completed as part of a second phase and in concert with the emerging City Centre Traffic Management Plan proposals.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As per the information in the specifications, ITT documentation & terms and conditions of the contract.
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— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://glasgow.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,
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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT documentation.
As detailed in the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the ITT documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be required from the procuring officer (see details in Section I.1 of the Contract Notice). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SS1 2006 No 1) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.8.2012