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Iceland-Reykjanesbær: Urban planning and landscape architectural services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Multidisciplinary Design and Economic Development Team for the Keflavik Airport Area Strategic Masterplan
Keflavik Airport Development Company (Kadeco) leads the planning, development and promotion of a 55 km2 area of land surrounding Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Iceland’s primary aviation hub. Kadeco’s key objective is to strengthen the airport area’s international competitiveness and enhance its attractiveness as a place to live, work and visit. To that end, Kadeco seeks the services of an experienced multidisciplinary design and economic development (multidisciplinary team or MT) Team to support on the Keflavik Airport Area Strategic Masterplan, as more fully described in section II.2.4) below.
In order to advance this project of national importance, Kadeco is committed to procuring an MT to deliver a strategic masterplan that will guide the sustainable development and planning of the airport area. The strategic masterplan will serve as a framework for the area’s long-term development (until 2050) and as a springboard for launching individual projects in the near term.
Kadeco is following a people-focused development approach called airport urbanism (AU) in order to ensure that the airport and the surrounding communities grow together in a mutually beneficial manner.
The strategic masterplan has a number of specific strategic objectives relating to the economy, proposals for spatial planning and urban design, and the tactical objectives of the project each of which is more fully described in the project and selection stage brief (PSSB) which accompanies this notice and can be obtained from the contact point identified in section I above.
The opportunity for the successful MT is two-fold. First, the MT will work with Kadeco to create a strategic masterplan that offers both a compelling urban design vision and a commercially viable implementation plan. The masterplan will establish the spatial, economic, and aesthetic framework for the future development of the area surrounding KEF. The successful MT will thus have a significant long-term impact on the planning, design, and development of one of Iceland’s most important national assets. At the same time, Kadeco’s intention is not simply to produce a ‘paper project’ and therefore once awarded and at Kadeco's sole discretion, this appointment could provide a means by which to take the strategic masterplan vision forward through one or more near-term development projects, providing ongoing support as needed for the subsequent development of the airport area. As such, we anticipate that the contract to appoint the successful MT could have the flexibility to extend the appointment such that the MT potentially supports Kadeco through delivery of the additional services identified below, as well as through subsequent stages of development.
Accordingly, Kadeco envisages that the successful MT will be able to provide expertise in the following capabilities:
— urban planning, with a focus on airport area masterplanning and/or urban masterplanning in the context of large infrastructure systems (e.g. ports, power plants, highways);
— urban design, with a focus on sustainable design strategies for low-density built environments and design strategies to mitigate noise, wind, visual pollution, and seasonality issues;
— landscape architecture, with a focus on roadway landscaping and landscape strategies to mitigate noise, wind, visual pollution, and seasonality issues;
— transport planning, with a focus on highway design, highway engineering, and sustainable transport strategies for low-density built environments;
— real estate development, with a focus on collaborative development involving multiple public- and private-sector partners;
— economic development, with a focus on economic diversification, investment attraction, public-private partnerships, and/or foreign direct investment; and
— wayfinding and placemaking, with a focus on increasing legibility and navigability at the urban and regional scale.
We also anticipate that the masterplan may require expert input in the following subject areas:
— air and sea cargo;
— emerging aviation technologies;
— emerging supply chain and logistics technologies;
— organisational change and staffing; and
— cooperative governance models involving public-sector partners at the local and national levels.
Further details can be found in the PSSB.
Kadeco will invite the top five scoring candidates at the selection questionnaire (SQ) stage (described in further detail in section VI.3) to the negotiation stage of the procurement process. Through the negotiation stage, the number of candidates will be reduced to three. Full details on the process for selecting candidates is set out in the PSSB and SQ which accompany this notice.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The successful bidder may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social, economic and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic, environmental or other social corporate responsibility considerations. Further details will be set out in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Interested parties should note that Kadeco is using a dedicated procurement portal to manage this procurement process: https://utbod.isavia.is/aspx/Home. All documentation will be made available through this portal. All communications by interested parties must be submitted through this portal — any communications sent by alternative means may be ignored.
Please note that a ‘request to participate’ for the purposes of this notice (in particular, Section IV.2.2) is by completion and return of a selection questionnaire (SQ) by the stated deadline.
Interested parties should note that Kadeco reserves the right to cancel or vary this procurement process at any point and will not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by interested parties in participating in this procurement. Kadeco also reserves the right not to award the contract to the lowest priced bidder or indeed award any contract at all as a result of this procurement. Kadeco may also change the basis, procedures and/or timescales set out or referred to in the procurement documents.
In relation to Section II.2.10), variant bids may be accepted by Kadeco. However, this will only apply in circumstances where the form and content of the variant has been approved by Kadeco in advance.
No specific legal form as to the arrangements within joint/consortium/subcontracting bids is required at this stage. However, Kadeco reserves the right to require the successful MT to take a specific legal form and/or assume joint and several liability if bidding on a joint/consortium/subcontracting basis. This will be subject to discussion during the procurement process and will comply with all obligations in this regard under Icelandic Act 120/2016 on Public Procurement.
In accordance with Iceland Act 120/2016.