Background:
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (“Authority”) invites qualified consultants from the Architectural and Associated Consultants Selection Board (AACSB) Architectural Category Band 1 List to express their interest in prequalifying as the Lead Design Consultant for the Consultancy Agreement for Detailed Design Consultancy Services for the Integrated Basement and Underground Road in Zones 2B and 2C of the West Kowloon Cultural District. 

Any consultant which is currently not on the AACSB Architectural Category Band 1 List and wishes to participate in this EOI as the Lead Design Consultant, may also apply subject to taking immediate action to be enrolled with the AACSB to be approved as a consultant on the said Band 1 List before the closing date in order to be eligible for participating in this prequalification exercise. However, in the event that it fails to become a consultant on the said Band 1 List, its submission will be disqualified.

Any consultant which is currently not on the AACSB Architectural Category Band 1 List but which has formed a joint venture or consortium with a firm on the Band 1 List acting as the Lead Design Consultant may also apply.

Collection of documents and Information provided:

Interested parties are required to express their interest to the Authority at least 2 weeks before the Closing Date of this Invitation, in writing by email in English to the following addresses providing their company name, address, contact telephone number, fax number and the name and position of their contact person. 

Email addresses:
Attention to: alfred.luk@wkcda.hk and copy to: cw.cheng@wkcda.hk and anna.ho@wkcda.hk

Parties who have expressed their interest in providing the prequalification submissions may COLLECT the prequalification documents (in the form of a CD Rom) from the reception of the Authority’s Project Site Office 3 days after the date this Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) and Prequalification is published. The CD Rom contains information including, but not limited to:-

  1. Project background and description;
  2. Anticipated scope of consultancy services;
  3. Competency and qualifications of the Consultant and Sub-consultants;
  4. Anticipated programme;
  5. EOI submission requirements;
  6. Assessment and evaluation criteria for the prequalification; and
  7. Terms and conditions.

All enquiries about the EOI and prequalification document must be made formally on or before 12:00 noon 1 April 2019 in writing to the Authority by email in English to the above email addresses. Verbal enquiries will not be entertained.

Submissions:

All EOI submissions, (including the completed Forms A to F and supporting documents) must be sent by post or delivered by hand, and MUST reach the following address no later than 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time) on the Closing Date 15 April 2019. Submissions via email or facsimile will not be accepted.

Tender Box
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Units 608-613, Level 6
Core C, Cyberport 3
100 Cyberport Road
Hong Kong 

Late submissions will not be accepted. Any new or additional information provided by the applicants after their submission shall not be accepted or considered. The Authority shall have the right to request the applicants to submit or re-submit the duly completed and signed Forms as required within a period specified by the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to disqualify the submission from any applicants who fails to submit or re-submit the duly completed and signed Forms as required by the Authority.

If a black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal No.8 or above is hoisted or remains hoisted between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on the closing date, the closing time will be extended to 12:00 noon (Hong Kong Time) on the next working day (working days: 9:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday except public holidays) following the affected closing date.

The sealed envelope enclosing the submission should be clearly labelled Submission in Response to Consultancy Agreement for Detailed Design Consultancy Services for Integrated Basement and Underground Road in Zones 2B and 2C of the West Kowloon Cultural District – Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) and Prequalification” and should bear the Company name of the applicant(s).

Remark:
The Authority reserves the right to suspend, not to proceed with or to cancel this Invitation for Expression of Interest and Prequalification without giving any explanation.  The Authority shall not be bound to shortlist or select any consultants or sub-consultants who have submitted an Expression of Interest and Prequalification.  The Authority shall not be liable to pay any costs arising out of or incidental to any preparation or submission for, or attending meeting for, or enquiry about or cancellation of this Invitation for Expression of Interest and Prequalification.  The Authority is under no obligation to disclose or discuss the shortlisting results with any of the applicants who have submitted an Expression of Interest and Prequalification.

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