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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeDE1
  • Number of pages27
  • Publication DateAug 2016
  • ISBN9781906846862

DE1: Pre-qualification Questionnaires


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DE1: Pre-qualification Questionnaires

DE1, part of CIBSE’s Digital Engineering Series, is intended for those that generate, complete and review Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs).
DE1 is based on the questions shown in PAS 91:2013, and provides guidance as to how information may be sought, generated and reviewed so as to add value to the procurement chain.
It is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive document, and it will be necessary for users of the guidance given to exercise their own professional judgement when deciding whether to abide by or depart from it.
The PQQ process is there to make bidding for work simpler and more affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises. It should be an exercise in reducing the amount of work we do, not adding another layer of administration.

Associated publications

The full set of titles within the Digital Engineering Series, so far published, are listed below. Each is linked to the appropriate page of our website: 

DE1: Pre-qualification Questionnaires (2016)

DE2: Employer's Information Requirements

DE3: BIM Execution Plans

DE4: Common Data Environments

DE5: Asset Information Requirements

DE6: Security Requirements

DE6.1: Cyber security in building services design

DE7: Organisation Information Requirements

DE8: Project Information Requirements DE9: Application of Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings in Building Services Engineering

We have also provided templates that should help with organise Model Review Meetings, which are available here: 

Model Review Meeting Agenda
Model Review Meeting Minutes


Carl Collins - Consultant to CIBSE

Dr Hywel Davies - CIBSE 
Rowan Crowley - CIBSE
Les Copeland - WSP
Martin Howe - SES Engineering 
Nick Mead - Wates
Phil King - Hilson Moran 
BEAMA BIM Steering Group