he Selection Process is more important than many appreciate, as it is the one chance buyers have to get the best contractors available, to tender for contracts.
The standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) used in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is based on the European Single Procurement Document and mirrors the old PQQ process, however there are certain aspects that need to be considered. This half day PASS course looks in depth at setting up the selection process, discusses the issues around project specific questions, considers the evaluation process and gives context to the changes as well as practical advice on how to run the process.
The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 brought extensive change to the selection process, with changes to a wide range of requirements including
- New mandatory exclusions
- New optional exclusions
- New financial requirements
- Changes to technical requirements
- Evidential requirements
It is essential that contracting authorities understand how to manage these elements and update their processes for selection stage.