Requests for Qualifications
Use of the QBS (Qualification Based Selection) is limited and is different from the RFP method in that HACEP first selects the highest-ranked respondent on technical factors and then negotiates price. The most common use of RFQs is for Architect/Engineer (A/E) contracts.
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be issued and advertised in the El Paso Times legal notice section, the THE HOUSING AGENCY MARKETPLACE, and other nationwide publications as deemed necessary. RFQs are issued to request qualifications and performance data from architects, engineers, landscape architects and consulting/professional firms. The selection of the consultant will not be based solely on price. Factors such as qualifications and experience of principals and staff, methodology, management, technical support, financial stability, experience, and history of the firm will be considered.
Typical RFQ Process:
- RFQ is issued through the THE HOUSING AGENCY MARKETPLACE
- Amendments are issued if changes are needed to solicitation packet
- An Evaluation Panel reviews and scores RFQs based on evaluation factors
- Evaluation Panel ranks the firms
- Negotiations are conducted with the top firm
- Evaluation Panel submits a recommendation for award consideration
The full RFQ packet is available for download on the THE HOUSING AGENCY MARKETPLACE. All pertinent notifications and amendments associated with a specific RFP will be issued through the THE HOUSING AGENCY MARKETPLACE.
HACEP reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and proposals submitted, either in whole or in part, with or without cause, to waive any informalities, and to make the award in the best interest of HACEP.