Suitability Assessment Questionnaires

The suitability assessment procedure involves inviting applicants to submit information (and their named specialists where so requested by the Employer) in response to a customised standard questionnaire. The Employer uses the information in the responses to determine which applicants (under a restricted procedure) or which tenderers (under an open procedure) meet the suitability standards and which do not. The standard approach to suitability assessment is intended to ensure only those service providers or works contractors that qualify against certain objective and transparent, non-discriminatory, proportionate and fair criteria progress to the next stage of the procurement procedure for publicly funded projects.

The Capital Works Management Framework includes a number of suitability assessment questionnaires that are used in different circumstances, as outlined in table below:

Click on a Questionnaire name to download it. All the links below are Word Documents

Note: Click on the ‘(more…)’ link to access the relevant Supplements and Appendices.

Suitability Assessment for Service Providers
QC 1: QC1 – Service Provider Restricted Procedure How to use QC1

QC1 Appendices    A(QC1)   A1(QC1)  B1(QC1)  B3(QC1)
QC 2: QC2 – Service Provider: Open Procedure How to use QC2

QC2 Appendices A(QC2)  A1(QC2) B1(QC2) B3(QC2)

Suitability Assessment for Works Contractors
QW 1: QW1 – Works Contractor, Restricted Procedure How to use QW1
QW 2: QW2- Works Contractor, Open Procedure How to use QW2
QW 3: QW3 – Works Specialist for Specialist Area of Work How to use QW3 

QW3 Supplements 3.4.1(QW3) 3.4.2(QW3)
QW3 Appendices A(QW3) A1(QW3) B1(QW3)
B2(QW3) C1(QW3) C3(QW3) C4(QW3)
C5(QW3) C6(QW3) D(QW3) E(QW3)
F(QW3) G(QW3) H(QW3)

QW 4: (QW4) – Reserved Specialist, Restricted Procedure QW4 Supplements and Appendices

QW4 Supplements 3.4.1(QW4) 3.4.2(QW4)
QW4 Appendices A(QW4) A1(QW4) B1(QW4)
B2(QW4) C1(QW4) C3(QW4) C5(QW4)
D(QW4) E(QW4) F(QW4) G(QW4)
H(QW4) I(QW4) J(QW4) K(QW4)