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Identify evaluation criteria for assessing works design options for the following: a) General criteria related to capability (or pre-qualification criteria). b) Project specific criteria in Australia. with references


a) General criteria related to capability (or pre-qualification criteria) for assessing works design options in Australia may include company experience, financial stability, technical expertise, and health and safety record. These criteria are typically used during the pre-qualification process to evaluate a company's overall capability to successfully deliver a project. Some examples of specific evaluation criteria within each of these categories could include: 1. Company Experience: - Number of years in business - Previous similar project experience - Size and complexity of previous projects - Client references and project references - Awards and recognition for past projects 2. Financial Stability: - Annual revenue and profit - Current assets and liabilities - Credit rating - Insurance coverage and limits - Bonding capacity 3. Technical Expertise: - Number and qualifications of design team members - Specialized skills and certifications - Use of advanced technology and software - Quality control and assurance procedures - Innovative approaches to design challenges 4. Health and Safety Record: - OHS/WHS management system and procedures - Safety training and certifications for employees - Incident rate and lost time injury frequency - Compliance with relevant legislation and regulations - Safety performance on previous projects. b) Project specific criteria for assessing works design options in Australia will depend on the specific project and its scope. However, some general evaluation criteria that may be used include functionality, constructability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. 1. Functionality: - Ability to meet project requirements and specifications - Flexibility for future expansions or modifications - Performance and reliability of proposed design - Compatibility with existing infrastructure or systems - User-friendliness and accessibility. 2. Constructability: - Feasibility of design in terms of construction methods - Availability of materials and resources - Potential for reducing construction time and cost - Constructability analysis and feedback from contractors - Proposed risk management strategies. 3. Sustainability: - Adherence to environmental management standards and certifications - Use of sustainable materials and methods - Energy efficiency and conservation measures - Waste management and disposal plans - Long-term maintenance and operational considerations. 4. Cost-effectiveness: - Overall cost of proposed option - Life-cycle cost analysis - Value engineering proposals and cost-saving measures - Potential for reducing operating and maintenance costs - Value for money in comparison to other design options. It is important to note that these criteria are not exhaustive, and other factors may also be considered during the assessment process. It is best practice to clearly define and communicate the evaluation criteria to potential bidders and to ensure that they are objective and transparent. This can help to promote a fair and competitive bidding process and ultimately lead to the selection of the most suitable works design option for the project. References: 1. Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication (2021), Selection of the Appropriate Procurement Method and Type, <https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/mcu/procurement/methods/selection.aspx> 2. New South Wales Government, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (2020), Evaluation Criteria, <https://buy.nsw.gov.au/suppliers/evaluation-criteria> 3. Australian Institute of Project Management (2018), Guidelines on Project Procurement, <https://www.aipm.com.au/guidelines-on-project-procurement>