Q: Whether JV (joint venture) is allowed?
A: Yes JVs/consortiums are allowed. It is recommended to include reputable consultants of international standing in the JV to increase the probability of pre-qualification. Confirmation/authority letter from JV partners will be required.
Q: What is the evaluation criteria for lead and JV Partners?
A: There is no such segregation in evaluation criteria. The collective experience of the consortium/JV partners will be considered (Subject to the provision of confirmation evidence of joint participation). Consultants with proven track record of providing consultancy services in the mining sector will be given preference.
Q: How many Completed/on-going projects are required to be submitted to qualify?
A: Considering that the required expertise are quite specialized, the applications will be judged in accordance with para 3 of Section-3 (“the consultancy firm/organization will be judged based on the scale and similarity of the projects completed in the past”). Evidence of all completed and on-going projects in accordance with the Pre-Qualification Document should be submitted to increase the probability of securing maximum marks.
Q: Is it required to provide CVs per the positions presented in the table of para 4.2 Section-4 i.e. Principal Expert, Project Manager, Senior Expert, Expert, Technical Back up?
A: Para 4.2 Section-4 contains indicative resources. Profiles of only core team members and subject specialists will be considered for evaluation of Team’s academic background and relevant experience.
Q: Can a Firm set up more than one JV/consortium for submission of application for different areas of expertise?
An: One Firm, if it so decides, must be part of only one JV/consortium. Such JV/consortium can submit only one application for one or more areas of expertise.