Architectural Design Contest Notice London

Architectural Design Contest Notice London

The Strand Quadrangle: King’s College London Architectural Competition.

UK-London: architectural and related services

2012/S 82-134600

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)

College Facilities Ltd for and on behalf of King’s College London
Contact point(s): RIBA Competitions
For the attention of: RIBA Competitions
WC2R 2LS London
Telephone: +44 1132031490

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from: RIBA Competitions
5th Floor, The Studio, 32 The Calls
Contact point(s): RIBA Competitions
For the attention of: RIBA Competitions
LS2 7EW Leeds
Telephone: +44 1132031490

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

Body governed by public law
1.3)Main activity

1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

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:

The Strand Quadrangle: King’s College London Architectural Competition.
II.1.2)Short description:

King’s College London is seeking to appoint an architect for a 20 000 000 GBP project to design and redevelop the Quadrangle (Quad) site at the College’s Strand Campus, overlooking the Thames in London WC2. This historic and vibrant Campus provides teaching and social facilities for some 9 000 students and 1 500 staff. Academic activities range from law to biomedical engineering, from war studies to film and cultural studies, and include King’s China, India and Brazil global institutes. The Quad is at the centre of this campus, and the College is seeking an architect to create a dynamic new space there, including the buildings below and the immediate surroundings, as a crucial part of King’s plans to provide high-quality facilities and to nurture its connections with the surrounding area.
II.1.3)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71420000

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Criteria for the selection of participants:

Please see briefing and PQQ documentation.
III.2)Information about a particular profession

Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of contest

Envisaged number of participants: 5
IV.2)Names of participants already selected
IV.3)Criteria to be applied in the evaluation of projects:

As stated in the preliminary briefing document. The top 5 scoring practices will be shortlisted for the second stage.
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: 30.5.2012
Payable documents: yes
Price: 50 GBP
Terms and method of payment: There is a registration/documentation charge of GBP50 (plus VAT). Upon payment of this charge RIBA Competitions will issue you with a Unique Registration Number (URN) and a word format version of the pre-qualification questionnaire relating to the project. Only submissions bearing a URN and accompanied by the PQQ will be accepted.
Registrations can be made online via the website Please go to the Live Competitions page where you will be required to sign in to make your payment. If you have not used the website before, you will need to go through a short sign up process before proceeding to the payment area. The deadline for requesting Stage 1 documentation is Wednesday 30th May at 12.00 midday.

Once your payment has been processed you will automatically receive confirmation of your registration. RIBA Competitions will send your unique identification number and a copy of the PQQ to the email address provided within 2 working days.

IV.4.3)Time-limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate

Date: 1.6.2012
IV.4.4)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates

Date: 18.6.2012
IV.4.5)Language(s) in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up

Other English.
IV.5)Rewards and jury
IV.5.1)Information about prize(s):

A prize/prizes will be awarded: yes
number and value of the prize(s) to be awarded: Each architect/practice short-listed to proceed to the design phase(second stage) of the competition will receive an equal honorarium of GBP5,000 (plus VAT). Honorarium payments will be paid following submission and presentation of design proposals at a final interview.
IV.5.2)Details of payments to all participants
IV.5.3)Follow-up contracts
IV.5.4)Decision of the jury
IV.5.5)Names of the selected members of the jury

1. Niall McLaughlin
2. Will Hunter
3. Patrick Cullen
4. Prof Sir Richard Trainor
5. Holly Walsh
6. Ian Caldwell
7. Holger Hansel
8. Oluchi Uduku
9. Robert Hall

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s):
VI.2)Additional information:

The competition is being managed by RIBA Competitions. Any enquiries should be addressed to the RIBA. Members of the Jury Panel and the client team should not be solicited for information as this may lead to disqualification from the competition.
King’s College London reserves the right to cancel the Design Contest at any stage. King’s College London does not accept any liability for any cost incurred.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar-day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek such information as included in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). If an appeal regarding the award of this contract cannot be resolved, the regulations provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be taken promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the awards decision. If a contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.4.2012