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Page 1: Consultant Services - C1 India · Consultant Services ... The consultant submitting the ... Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Least Cost Based Selection (LCBS) Fixed Budget

Procurement ofConsultant Services T h e c o m p l e t e e - G u i d e

Procurement ofConsultant Services T h e c o m p l e t e e - G u i d e

Learn the nitty-gritty of procuring consultancy!

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What are Consultant Services?What are Consultant Services?

TYPES OF CONSULTANT SERVICES

“Consultant services” are advisory services provided by experts with adequate technical and professional expertise using their professional skills to advise clients, study, organise and design projects, carry out pre-investment feasibility

studies, and transfer knowledge.

Advisory and Review Services (Policy, strategy, management and

related services)

Implementation Services (Construction supervision, quality

management, commissioning)

Preparation Services(Design, feasibility, sector studies)

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Principles governing the Selection of ConsultantsPrinciples governing the Selection of Consultants

The above mentioned principles are interlinked. Delving too much on transparency may involve implementation of time-consuming procedures, thus affecting the efficiency. To keep a check on the economy, the quality of services cannot be increased beyond a certain level. A balance among these principles has to be maintained while selecting a consultant.

Quality of services

Transparency

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Economy and Efficiency

Level of competition

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Generic Selection Process*Generic Selection Process*WWW.C1INDIA.COM

Prepare the Termsof Reference and

estimate the budgetof the assignment

Advertise to call forExpression ofInterest (EOI)

Prepare shortlist ofconsultants

Specify thepre-qualification

criteria

Issue Request forProposal (RFP)

Preparation andSubmission of

Technical Proposalsby Consultants

Evaluation ofTechnicalProposals

Preparation andSubmission of

Financial Proposalsby Consultants

Evaluation of FinancialProposals

NegotiationsAward ofContract

* The above selection process may vary depending on the selection method chosen

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Selection MethodsSelection MethodsWWW.C1INDIA.COM

The pre-qualification documents specify the method which is to be selected to evaluate the bids. The various selection methods are -

Technical merit is the sole evaluation factor

It is the most frequent method. Both quality and

cost are factors of selection.

Among all the technical proposals that score the minimum

qualifying marks as mentioned in the RFP, the one with the lowest

price proposal is selected.

The budget is specified in the RFP. The consultant submitting the

highest ranked technical proposal while adhering to the budget is

selected.

Quality BasedSelection (QBS)

Quality and CostBased Selection (QCBS)

Least Cost BasedSelection (LCBS)

Fixed Budget BasedSelection (FBBS)

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Negotiations:The Final StepNegotiations:The Final Step

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Regardless of the selection method adopted, negotiating a contract is the last step in the selection process. The aim of holding negotiations is to deliberate on the scope of work, work plan, financial terms, technical aspects, and other items that are mentioned in greater detail in the contract. Both parties try to expedite the negotiation process which guides the rest of the project. The finalised draft contract is reviewed in the concluding stage after which the contract is awarded.

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About C1IndiaAbout C1India

W W W. C 1 I N D I A . C O M

At C1 India, we have Championed the art of e-Procurement and help organisations benefit from our e-procurement suite which

includes Reverse e-Auctions, Forward e-Auctions, Tender Management, and Vendor Management.

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