Quality and cost based selection (qcbs) of consultant, HR Management

Quality and Cost based Selection (QCBS)

We will now learn about the features of QCBS.

QCBS is a method based, both on the quality and the cost of the services provided. It is the most commonly used method of selection for services. Under QCBS the technical and financial proposals are submitted simultaneously in separate sealed envelopes. Evaluation of the proposals is done in two stages-quality and cost. You have to open the technical proposals first and evaluate and notify the technical scores publicly. The financial proposal of those consultants qualifying the stipulated minimum requirement is then evaluated. The technical and financial scores must be combined and you should select the consultant obtaining the highest combined score.

Where appropriate

You should adapt this method when:

  • The type of services required is common and not too complex.
  • You can define the scope of the work with precision and the TOR is clear and well specified.
  • You as well as the consultant can estimate with reasonable precision the staff time, the assignment duration and all other inputs with respect to cost.
  • The risks of estimated are quantifiable and manageable.

To ensure receipt of responsive proposals, the RFP under QCBS should indicate the level of key staff inputs (in staff time) estimated by you (the client) to carry out the assignment or the estimated cost of the services, but not both.

Type of assignments for which this method of selection is adopted

You should use QCBS for the following assignments:

  • When the assignment is simple and well defined with proper feasibility study.
  • Preparation of bidding documents and detailed designs.
  • Supervision of the construction of works and installation of equipment.
  • Technical, financial or administrative services of noncomplex nature.
  • Procurement and inspection services.

QCBS may not be appropriate for complex or specialised assignments in which the scope of the assignment is not well defined and staff time are difficult to estimate.

Posted Date: 9/28/2012 3:40:24 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Quality and cost based selection (qcbs) of consultant, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Quality and cost based selection (qcbs) of consultant, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Quality and cost based selection (qcbs) of consultant Discussions

Write discussion on Quality and cost based selection (qcbs) of consultant
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

British Airways merged with Iberia in 2011. Analyse the impact of the merger on strategic HRM at British Airways

1. What is meant by an "increasingly diverse workforce"? What is required to manage an increasingly diverse workforce? What will you do as a manager to create an environment for a

What are the Strategies of knowledge management In the emerging knowledge society, knowledge is being recognised in an increasing measure as a primary source of wealth producti


Question 1: Show the advantages for outsourcing recruitment process Define recruitment process. Advantages for outsourcing recruitment process Question 2:

Q. What is Formal and structured interview? e. Formal and structured interview: in this type of interview, all the formalities, procedure like fixing the value, time, panel of

Q. Economics of scale? An amalgamated company will have more resources at its command than the individual companies. This will help in increasing the scale of operations and th

Question 1: (a) Discuss on the effectiveness of 360 Degree Feedback by describing 5 of its advantages and disadvantages respectively. (b) What are the factors which affect

Discuss meaning and definition of placement,its importance and problems in detail?