What is a Technical Consultant?
Technical Consulting Services may include audits, appraisals, ecological studies, market research, and other types of consulting (A&E consultants use a different type of contract).
Solicitations typically emphasize Technical Consultants' qualifications, their approach to a specific scope of work, their previous work experience, and a proposed price to provide the services. These evaluation criteria will help you select the best consultant for the job.
Who conducts the procurement?
- A Request for Proposal (RFP) under $50,000 is procured with the assistance of Procurement & Payables.
- An RFP over $50,000 is advertised and procured through Procurement & Payables Section.
- You may use a waiver in limited circumstances.
- You can also use a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process. RFQs are designed to find the contractor who is most qualified to perform a service, with the scope of work unspecified at the time of solicitation. RFQs are also used to establish a "pool" of qualified firms that can perform specific services using Work Orders.
After you've chosen your preferred contractor, your department will work with Procurement & Payables to execute a Goods & Services RFx contract.
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