1) Are we free
to choose the composition of the team, or must it be made up of people with
You are free to choose your team, however, it must be multidisciplinary and
consist of people with skills relevant to the nature of the key elements of the
project and the expectations of the “Reinvent the Seine” call for proposals. If
necessary to the project, a landscaper, an architect, a logistician, a
non-professional... must be part of the team. Each member’s role and
contribution to the project must be made explicit, as well as the duration of
their involvement in each phase of the project (planning, implementation,
running) and their manner of involvement. Terms and conditions of their work
and contract will be specified (remuneration, equity investment in the future
2) Can a team be called
multidisciplinary when it is made up of people with different areas of skills
and expertise but belonging to a single company?
Yes, but the identity, expertise, and role of each person must be
justified in the same way as for other teams.
3) Does a team
need to include an investor or any other company capable of making a financial
The financial feasibility of
the project, as well as the legal and financial soundness of the group are of
course part of the criteria in making the selection. At each stage of the call
for proposals, teams must be able to explain the business model of their
project and give proof of adequacy of financial means.
4) Is there a
maximum number of companies or legal entities per team?
No, there is no limit. However, each team must present the role and
responsibilities of each team member. The selection of relevant team members
and high-quality coordination will of course be appreciated.
5) What type of
entity may join a proposal team?
The call for proposals is open to anyone, from any
sphere, capable of proposing an innovative project. It is open to all types of
representation, regardless of legal form, and including foreign groups.
6) What do the different types of site mean?
This category includes sites involving a body of water
for the development of aquatic and river-based activity. It may be a body of water without a mooring, (in this
case a 3m strip is available for boarding and landing) or linked to a central
This category includes sites involving one or more
buildings located by the Seine or its canals, which can be converted or
modified according to local planning document specifications.
This category includes bare land located by the Seine
or its canals, that may or may not be authorised for construction, and for
which complete redevelopment is sometimes possible.
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This category includes infrastructures, bridges,
passageways, bridge abutments and tunnels next to the Seine and its canals,
which may be redeveloped or used as they are.
7) Can the type
of project for each site be freely chosen?
As a matter of principle, the type of project is free. However, certain guidelines
are specified for some sites. These are outlined in the technical files for
each site, available for download on the website http://www.reinventerlaseine.fr/fr/sites/
8) What is a multidimensional project?
The multidimensional nature of a
proposal is one of the four admissibility criteria. The aim here is to avoid
any project that may divide or overly specialise the end use of the site. The
project may therefore have economic, social or environmental dimensions, it may
contribute to the promotion of heritage, or diversify the use of the site.
These suggestions are non-exhaustive, and
also come from an ingenious combination of unexpected features.
9) Where can I find more information
about the Seine Axis?
10) Can a
proposal be made for a site other than the 42 sites proposed?EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
It is important to distinguish
the Reinvent the Seine sites from other projects, events and activities which
may arise in connection with this call for proposals. A specific tab has been
created on the website, where project leaders may suggest ideas in relation to
the Seine Axis concerning one or more public partners. These propositions occur
outside the call for proposals and its regulations and will not be subject to a
selection procedure by public partners. This tab will facilitate direct
communication between project leaders and public partners in order to encourage
11) How do I become
a candidate, express my interest?
The first step consists of expressing interest in one or more sites by
submitting a file in accordance with Part B of the regulations, on paper and
electronically. The information requested is designed to demonstrate the
advantages of the project as well as the seriousness and determination of the
project leaders to propose an innovative project.
12) Can a
company or a legal entity be part of more than one team applying for the same
This is possible as long as they agree to strictly respect confidentiality,
and applications are maintained in the event of an entity winning several
13) How can I make myself known, in
order to become part of a team, or to create a team?
space on the websitehttp://www.reinventerlaseine.fr/
is designed to help you make
yourself known and to create opportunities to meet people. A physical meet-up
will be held before the summer, details will be supplied to applicants at a
14) Can I
apply for a round 2 site as soon as round 1 site applications have opened?
No, each round has its own schedule. Application
information, technical files, and information files will not be available until
the round is open to applicants.
15) Can a team
withdraw its proposal?
Teams may withdraw their proposals up until the submission of final bids.
The final bid constitutes the team’s commitment to see the project through if
16) What happens
after the expression of interest?
At the end of the expression of interest period, a maximum of four
candidates per site will be selected to draw up their final bids. In order to
do this, they will have secured access to the dataroomfor their project site.
17) Can each
team ask the public partners questions in preparing their proposal?
For each site presented on the websitehttp://www.reinventerlaseine.fr/
, an email address is given, allowing project teams to ask the public
partners questions. The answers to these questions will be brought to the
attention of all candidates where relevant.
18) Does the
expression of interest include a financial offer?
Yes, from the moment of expression of interest, candidates must propose a
financial offer (price in the case of transfer, lease fee in the case of
occupation). Expressions of interest must include three elements in order to be
- Document 1 – the project team ;
- Document 2 – the project ;
- Document 3 – legal-financial response outline.
19) Can the nature of the rights
transferral be freely chosen?
For some sites, the public partner does not
specify the nature of rights transferral. In this case, the team must propose
the legal framework in accordance with their economic model. For other sites, the
type of transfer is defined by the public partner and specified in the site’s
Are all proposals made public?
Proposals will be made public in order to
highlight the creativity and innovation of the solutions proposed during this
call for proposals. This will be carried out with the agreement of the project
leaders, respecting confidentiality if so desired.