3Definition - NIGPA method of source selection involving two competitive steps, combining the elements of both competitive sealed bids and competitive sealed proposals. The first step may require the submission of technical and price proposals with only the technical proposals being evaluated and scored. The second step involves the opening of price proposals of those firms who have achieved the highest technical scores.
10Prequalification Procedures Publish the solicitation as required by the jurisdictionstate type of procurement item being solicitedState scope of workConduct as many stages as determined to be appropriate
11Prequalification Procedures Requirements for and purpose for each stage to be published in bidCriteria not to be so restrictive to unreasonably limit competitionInstructions, Due dates and time for each stage are establishedEvaluation criteria are established
12Prequalification Procedures No pricing to be submitted during qualification stage(s)Bids in a subsequent stage will only be accepted from bidders deemed qualified in the previous stage
14Prequalification Questions Do all stages need to be listed in the original bid ?Do performance rating criteria need to be included?Is a bid rejected if pricing is submitted during a qualification stage?Do notifications need to be sent after a bidder is deemed unacceptable?
21Creation of Approved Vendor Lists Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
22Creation of Approved Vendor Lists Code requires additional proceduresPre-qualified vendor lists only good for 18 monthsUnits may limit bid participation to pre-qualified bidders for the specified item(s)RFQ may not be used if only 1 vendor is placed on list. Rfq process to be cancelled
23Creation of Approved Vendor Lists Code requires additional proceduresWritten justification to be sent to all suppliers who are not put on listTo include reasons that the supplier did not meet qualification requirements
24Creation of Approved Vendor Lists Code requires additional proceduresMake approved vendor list available to public within 30 days after RFQ due date