Macau (MNA) – Four proposals for the drafting of the Urban Master Plan of the Macau SAR, ranging from some MOP11 million to MOP88 million, were admitted for the second phase of the competition, the Land, Public Works and Transport (DSSOPT) announced on Friday evening.
The Bureau stated that only one of the five proposals previously accepted during the first, pre-qualification phase of the tender has not been admitted for the second phase due to the lack of proper documentation required.
The five proposals admitted for the second phase were publicly opened this morning, with the DSSOPT having confirmed the admission of the five companies pre-qualified for the second phase of the tender on January 17.
Until then, four had only been ‘conditionally’ admitted.
The only company which made it directly to the next stage was CAA Construction and Engineering, Consultants Limited, chaired by José Chui Sai Peng, a legislator.
CAA is also the only company based in Macau, joining the tender in a consortium with China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) Planning & Design Consultants Co., and CONSULASIA — Consultores de Engenharia e Gestão, Limitada.
With the exception of Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd., the three other bidders are also consortiums.
The CAA consortium has proposed to present the project within 450 days.
Both Ove Arup and a consortium between Companhia de Construção de Obras Portuárias Zhen Hwa, Limitada, Shenzhen LAY-OUT Planning Consultants Ltd. and CCCC-FDHI Engineering Co., Ltd., have proposed a 365-day deadline.
A joint venture between Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute and Companhia de Consultadoria de Engenharia Kit & Parceiros, Limitada, submitted a proposal with the longest timetable of 730 days.
The Beijing-based consortium – comprising the Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute (THUPDI) and King Honor International Design Consultancy Limited – proposed 90 days for completion of the project.
The scope of the Master Plan includes the MSAR territory, covering the new landfills, the artificial island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) and the University of Macau campus in Hengqin, in addition to the 85 square kilometres of territorial waters under the city’s jurisdiction.
The evaluation of proposals is divided into two phases.
With the announcement of the public tender on August 16, 2017, the first phase for receiving proposals was concluded on October 6, 2017, in which the criteria for evaluation included time, the company’s capacity and experience, as well as the distribution of human resources.
The results of the second phase announced today include price and the plan proper as the main criteria for the subsequent evaluation.