Evaluation of design-builder qualifications through the analysis of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)
Xia, Bo, Skitmore, Martin, & Zuo, Jian (2012) Evaluation of design-builder qualifications through the analysis of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs). Journal of Management in Engineering, 28(3), pp. 348-351.
The two-phrase best-value process has been widely used by public agencies for Design and Build (DB) procurement, with a key issue in the first phase of pre-qualification being the determination of evaluation criteria. This study identified a set of general qualification criteria for design-builders and compares their relative importance by a thorough content analysis of 97 Requests for Qualification (RFQ) for public DB projects advertised between 2000 and 2011 in various regions of the USA. The thirty-nine qualification criteria found are summarized and classified into eight categories comprising: experience; project understanding and approach; organizational structure and capacity; past performance record; professional qualifications; responsiveness to RFQs, office location and familiarity with local environment; and legal status in descending order of their relative importance.
A comparative analysis of different types of projects shows that the relative weightings of the qualification criteria vary according to different characteristics of the DB projects involved.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Design/Build, content analysis, request for qualification|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2012 08:57|
|Last Modified:||01 Feb 2013 21:06|
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