Submission: August 03, 2015
Registration:  July 15, 2015
Language: English
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Prizes: N/A
Type: Pre Qualification


The Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements and Cairo Governorate announce the intent to invite specialized local and international consultancy firms to participate in prequalification of consultants for limited design competition for the Urban Re-planning and Architecture design of Maspero triangle in Cairo, Egypt.
Maspero triangle stands on (82) feddans of land in downtown Cairo; overlooking the Nile cornice, Riyad & Tahrir Squares. It is home to more than 14,000 residents.
The goal of this design competition is to inspire a design that will be an exemplary mixed-use urban community, preserves heritage, protects the environment and does not lead to loss of local residents diversity due to gentrification.


Participation in this design competition shall be limited to qualified Urban Planner/Architect consultants (Individual or consortium).Each participating body shall be composed of a leading international Urban Planner/Architect who has experiences covering the following specialty fields:
o Participatory Urban Upgrading through community consultations.
o Local knowledge of codes, construction systems and urban planning rules in Egypt.
o Engineering: MEP, transportation, structure and civil.
o Socioeconomics and livelihood based development of local communities.
o Historic preservation in urban setting.
o Environmental protection.
o Economics of real estate developments.
Statements of evidence of the above fields demonstrating the in-house capacity of the leading participant shall be included in the submittal.
In case any of the above listed fields of experience is not covered, applicant will be disqualified.

Consultants interested in participating in this prequalification of consultants for competition are requested to submit their prequalification documents in English in the same order as listed below, for the Lead Participant and sub consultants:

1- Official letter expressing the firm’s interest in participation and official contact information.
2- Firm registration in country of origin.
3- Firm Profile portfolio.
4- Firm past experience highlighting projects of similar nature including detailed project information such as; location, size, status of completion, etc……
5- Proposed methodology and approach for implementation of the competition.
6- Organization chart of the firm.
7- Proposed project staff and responsibilities including CV’s of key project team members presenting their experience in similar projects.
8- Other supporting documents.

The consultant shall be disqualified in case of incomplete submission of the listed documents stated from item1 to item 7.
Documents shall be submitted in one original and stamped hard copies and one electronic copy. Material to be delivered to the address below according to MILESTONES.

Mrs. / Head of Administration and Financial Department, Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements.
Address/ 3 EL-Mokhayem Al-Dayem St., Nasr City, P.O. Box 16, Cairo 11852, ARE
Tel./ 002 – 02 – 22629649
Fax/ 002 – 02 – 22634000
E-mail/ isdf@isdf.gov.eg

Submittals shall be evaluated by specialized and Expert committee and a short list will be compiled. Qualified applicants will be informed.

Last submission date of prequalification documents 7 July 2015
Announcement of winners 1 August 2015

Note: Jury members will be selected from the Egyptian Government, UIA and international professionals. Value of the awards and evaluation criteria shall be announced as a part of the competition documents.

Go to the competition:

Date: June 17, 2015