Qualification requirement: Class A or above design qualification in engineering design of building industry (construction engineering).
Open registration is adopted worldwide for local and international design firms to participate.
The design firm shall provide the corporate registration certificate, design license certificate or relevant documents of the same effect.
Design firms headed by the same individual are not allowed to register for the Competition at the same time. The same restriction applies to design firms and those held or managed by them.
The Competition is open for registration of consortia (both local and international). The international design firm must register in the form of consortium with local ones who hold Grade A or above Engineering Design Qualification for Building Industry (Construction Engineering). However, registration by individuals or teams of individuals is not acceptable.The leading design firm must hold Grade A or above Engineering Design Qualification for Building Industry (Construction Engineering).
Members of consortia should meet the following requirements:
Each consortium should have no more than two members. Members of a consortium is not allowed to register twice for the Competition in the name of another firm or via another consortium.
The members should sign a legally effective Consortium Agreement, and specify the leading party, the division of work between the members in each design stage, the proportion and way of distribution of the design fee, etc.
The design firm should assign a person who has directed multiple design projects of the same type as the chief designer of the Project. The chief designer must take charge of the main design work of the Project and attend important presentation meetings required by the Host. If the chief designer’s profile is found to be inconsistent with the one submitted for prequalification, the Host is entitled to disqualify the design firm involved from being shortlisted and winning the Competition, and hold such design firm responsible for corresponding legal liabilities.
The Project principal must hold Grade I Registered Architect Certificate issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of PRC. In case of consortium, the principal shall be designated by the leading party.