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Importance of Pre Qualification Questionnaires(PQQ)

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Interested in bidding for a public sector or local authority contract? Then you'll need to get to grips with Pre Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs). These lengthy documents need to be filled in so the awarding body can quickly see who is fit to do the job.

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, normally abbreviated to 'PQQ', is a questionnaire that suppliers or contractors must fill out when bidding for work, applying for an approved supplier list or when applying for an accreditation technique. They are common in the public sector, but also sometimes used for private sector tenders.

Buyers will use a PQQ to evaluate the resources & capability of suppliers who express interest in a Contract Opportunity. This is usually, but not always, done when there is a lot of interest in the contract opportunity & it is not feasible to invite all interested suppliers to submit a bid. The purpose of this stage of the procurement process is to identify the suppliers who are most able to performing the contract.

PQQ Evaluation draft has sections: the Contractual/Legal, the Technical & the Financial. The first section includes issues of eligibility & is assessed as a pass/fail. Reasons to exclude companies would include breaches of the Public Contracts regulations 2006; bankruptcy; criminal offences; outstanding court actions against companies; conflicts of interest, etc. The second section includes technical capacity, experience, ability experience of working on similar projects process of working quality assurance, environmental management, sustainability, health & Safety & equal opportunities. The last section includes Assessment of Financial Health, Financial significance of project to bide, Financial Health Risk Assessment, Experience of raising finance for similar projects, Insurances & Company Letters of Support. These all ought to gain a total of 100 weighting points.

The PQQ Training - Draft ought to also have state the technical capacity, experience & ability under the Technical section. Experience of working on similar projects & process of working, under the same section. There ought to be an assessment of financial health, financial significance of project to bidder, financial health risk assessment & an experience of raising finance for similar project.

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