Project Compass Design Contest Guidance
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New Design Contest Guidance – providing a comprehensive route map for successful design contests
ProjectCompass has published Design Contest Guidance for the appointment of Architects and Design Teams.
The aim of the guide is to introduce new practices outlined below to the UK and open the market to this quality based appointment process further. The guide is for private and public authorities, and their architects and design teams – collating all invaluable information into one easy to access document.
Innovations outlined within the Project Compass Design Contest Guidance include:
- The guide clarifies the distinction between design contests and other forms of architectural competition
- Open design contests are recommended
- How parallel commissioning works
- Sortition selection (equal chance method of selection)
- Wild card bidders
- Appointment of lot contracts by design contests
- Appointment of framework contracts by design contest
- The guidance charts recommended routes for private and public clients wishing to undertake a design contest
- It addresses how to mitigate the risk clients frequently perceive when young practitioners win design contests, by use of design contests with the negotiated procedure without prior publication
- The guide shows how public authorities can embed design contests in their procurement procedures, the benefits of this and why they should consider it
- Guidance is given on how to organise fully digital design contests
Project Compass CIC will be developing further guidance in future for architecture and other construction industry tender procedures.
As an independent agency Project Compass CIC’s role is vital in supporting those organisations which wish to adopt better practices, but don't know how.