Quality Based Selection (QBS)
In the previous section you learnt that QCBS is used for common and not too complex project where both technical and financial proposals are considered.
QBS is based on the evaluation of the proposal quality without any initial consideration of cost. In QBS the quality and technical aspects are very important.
Because the TOR of the assignments under QBS is generally more complex and less defined, contract negotiations with the winning consultant may be lengthy and complicated.
You should adapt QBS method when:
The RFP under QBS should also indicate the level of key staff inputs (in staff time) estimated by the client to carry out the assignment or the estimated cost of the services, but not both.
Type of assignments where this method of selection is adopted
You should use QBS when the assignment is of: