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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeDE1T
  • Number of pages30
  • Publication DateAug 2016
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DE1T: Pre-qualification Questionnaires Template

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DE1T: Pre-qualification Questionnaires Template

CIBSE makes available here templates to support the recently released DE1: Pre-qualification Questionnaires, the first in a series that CIBSE will be publishing in the coming months and years in order to assist members of the Institution and of the full supply chain, clients and their operational management as well as consultants, contractors, and manufacturers of all kinds, to tackle the practical challenges specifically of the BIM processes, and of digital engineering more widely.

This template is intended for those that generate, complete and review pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs). It is based on the questions shown in PAS 91:2013 and provides users of PQQs a template from which to form their questionnaires. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive document and it will be necessary for users of the template to exercise their own professional judgement when deciding whether to abide by or depart from it.

The concept of a pre-qualification questionnaire is a buyer requesting information from potential suppliers for the purpose of evaluation and comparison. If this information is well structured, then it will be simpler for the buyer to compare suppliers. For the writers of pre-qualification questionnaires, it is important those questions posed are answerable in as simple a way as possible and that the method by which answers will be assessed is as clear and transparent as possible, to ensure fair tendering.

For the respondents to a PQQ, it is important to give clear and concise answers and that these are verified by including examples, certificates and other supporting documentation.

The PQQ process is there to make bidding for work simpler and more affordable to small and medium size enterprises, as well as being able to properly assess the larger companies. It should be an exercise in reducing the amount of work we do, not adding another layer of administration.

DE1 itself represents the first output of a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach from CIBSE that is designed to deliver the guidance and training that will enable readers and users to engage with and deliver the practical results that clients, led by Government since April 2016, now require from those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building services.

Note: the templates are issued to aid users but it is down to them to ensure their suitability, completeness and accuracy for their purposes.
 

 
Introduction to this CIBSE Guidance and Training

DE1, supported by this templates, is the first in a series that CIBSE will be publishing in the coming months and years in order to assist members of the Institution and of the full supply chain, clients and their operational management as well as consultants, contractors, and manufacturers of all kinds, to tackle the practical challenges specifically of the BIM processes, and of digital engineering more widely.
 
It represents the first output of a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach from CIBSE that is designed to deliver the guidance and training that will enable readers and users to engage with and deliver the practical results that clients, led by Government since April 2016, now require from those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building services.

The full set of titles within the Digital Engineering Series, so far published as at June 2017, are listed below. Each is linked to the appropriate page of our website:

We have also provided templates that should help with organise Model Review Meetings, which are available here: 

Acknowledgements
Carl Collins (Author) – Consultant to CIBSE

Other acknowledgements
Dr Hywel Davies (CIBSE), Rowan Crowley (CIBSE), Les Copeland (WSP), Martin Howe (SES Engineering), Nick Mead (Wates), Phil King (Hilson Moran), BEAMA BIM Steering Group