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Selection Based on Consultants Qualification

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Re: Selection Based on Consultants Qualification

Post  RJM on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:37 pm

This is what World Bank Manual says regarding the Selection Method.

9.3.5 Selection Based on Consultant’s Qualifications

The Selection Based on Consultant’s Qualifications (CQS) method applies to small assignments for which the cost of a full-fledged selection process would not be justified. Under CQS, the Borrower first requests expressions of interest and qualified information relating to the experience and competence of the consultants relevant to the assignment. The Borrower evaluates the information, establishes a short list, and then selects the firm with the best qualifications and references among those who confirm to be willing to submit a proposal if selected. The selected firm is sent the RFP (including the TOR), asked to submit technical and financial proposals, and invited to negotiate the contract if the technical proposal proves acceptable.

The CQS method can substantially reduce the process cost for the Borrower and the consultants, as well as the time needed to hire a consultant. This selection method is particularly suitable when the past qualifications and experience of the consultant are crucial to the choice while the technical proposal itself is not likely to reveal much additional or decisive information on the suitability of the consultant for the proposed assignment.

CQS may be considered for assignments such as the following:

• Evaluation studies at critical decision points in the project cycle (review of alternative solutions with large downstream effects)
• Executive assessments of strategies and programs
• High level, short-term, expert advice
• Participation in project review panels


I think is similar to what is provided in our regulation. As RSM said we need experience with practical note how World Bank applies this method.

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Re: Selection Based on Consultants Qualification

Post  RSM on Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:25 pm

Gadiel+ RJm,

The method as it is, to me it seems to be more focused on single source selection in the sense that you first obtain the name of the Consultant to be invited based on their qualifications. The question is how?

Thereafter you invite this consultant to submit technical andf financial proposal which as usual you evaluate and where necessary negotiate. If his proposal is not acceptable, you can approach another Consultant.

The same method is prescribed in World Bank Guidelines. Can anyone educate us how it is applied under WB Guidelines?


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Selection Based on Consultants Qualification

Post  GadielCM on Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:59 pm

RJM,

Selection based on Consultants qualification is not so narrative as other method explained though it seems this provision is like Selection based on technical quality, Rg 37/GN. No.98/2005. Why I say Rg 37 is like as Rg 41 of the same GN, look the provision of the Regulations,
Rg 37 (1) '' In Selection procedure based solely on technical quality, the firm which was submitted the best technically acceptable proposal shall be the first to invited for negotiations in accordance with Rg 66 of these Regulations''. And this to say the negotiation is done after evaluation of the proposals subm itted by the competent firm as provided in Rg 37 (2). In additional to that the regulation said provides the conditions to use, that is from Rg 37(5a-d).it is well explained and easy to use.

Rg 41(1) This method may be used for very small assignments for which the need for preparing and evaluating competitive proposals is not justified. Rg 41(2) In such cases, the procuring entity shall prepare the terms of reference, request expression of interest and information on the consultants' experience and competence relevant to the assignment, establish a short list, and select the firm with the most appropriate qualifications and references.

Further, the regulations states that after selecting the most competent firm, the firm asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and then be invited to negotiate the contract.And this also to say the negotiation should be done after the asked proposals have been evaluated like in Rg 37.But in this regulation no more explanative has been given in which conditions of the selection to be used, is it direct quotation?/Single source that?, I am always confusing with this regulation.

To conclude if at all the submitted proposals to evaluated and technical proposals in selection and employment of consultants based on minimum pass marks which always found in RFP guidelines issued by the Authority, I think and I am sure the pass mark will be considered to ensure the selected firm is competent in the level of criteria setin RFP and to say it is compentent in the factors of qualifications and experience/ performance as requested in technical proposal.


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Selection Based on Consultants Qualification

Post  RJM on Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:40 pm

The typical regulation on Selection Based on Consultants Qualifications states that;

41.-(1) This method may be used for very small assignments for which the need for preparing and evaluating competitive proposals is not justified.
(2) In such cases, the procuring entity shall prepare the terms of reference, request expressions of interest and information on the consultants' experience and competence relevant to the assignment, establish a short list, and select the firm with the most appropriate qualifications and references.
(3) The selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and then be invited to negotiate the contract.

I have one concern which I need to be educated based on forum members practical experience. My concern is whether the both technical and financial proposals submitted by the firm with the most appropriate qualifications will be evaluated or not. For technical proposal will the pass mark be considered?

RSM, GadielCM, Chilongani, Mauka and others. Please come on board.

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