Top Ten tips for completing a PQQ

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Completing a PQQ can seem like a daunting task.

There are lots of sections and information about your company that you may not have had to think about before. Submitting a good PQQ doesn’t mean it will be a winning PQQ but it does mean you have a much better chance if you have shown you have taken the time to complete it properly.

It goes without saying a good PQQ has no errors or information missing and that you have answered all questions as fully as you can.

We have compiled a handy top ten tips list that should should help:

Top Tips

  1. Read the PQQ fully as the beginning so you can understand what is required of you.
  2. When putting the PQQ together take it one question at a time.
  3. Always provide evidence and supporting documentation when asked for.
  4. Ensure your answers focus on the requirements set out in the specification and evaluation criteria.
  5. Provide all of the information requested. If you cannot provide some of the information, for whatever reason, ask for advice or as a minimum give a reason for not providing the information so they know you have not just skipped that section.
  6. Where relevant, cross-reference the answers or responses in your PQQ to the questions as this will make it easier to evaluate.
  7. Be clear on your pricing model and state any assumptions you have made when pricing. This will enable the assessor to see the reasons you may be more expensive or indeed cheaper.
  8. The assessor can only evaluate what you have submitted. The assessor cannot refer to any previous knowledge or experience it has had with you unless it is in your submission
  9. Make sure you are aware of the objective of the contract – this will help focus your submission.
  10. Don’t be put off by the PQQ documentation – you can always ask for help.

A must for every PQQ is that you complete and return the document by the deadline and in the correct format that has been requested. Failure to do those simple thing could mean your PQQ isn’t even looked at.

If you still feel you need some help we are more than happy to see if there is anything we can do.

Get in touch with us via our General PQQ submission.