How to calculate Bid Capacity of contractor in Bhutan | Important qualification parameter for bidders
Key points to remember:
1. All slabs in the level of achievement are inclusive of the lower limit, not the upper limit
2. All works that have been completed or started by the contractor in the last 3 calendar years should be considered
3. However only the portion of these works that lie within the last 3 calendar years should be considered (using the method described in the illustrative example)
4. In a period of 2-3 years when all the works awarded by all executing agencies in Bhutan are captured by the software being developed to automate contracting and database systems, then the need for getting previous work information from the contractors will be eliminated.
5. The duration of current project, that is N, should be rounded off to the next higher multiple of 6 months (or 0.5 years). It should not be any other number.
6. Irrespective of the start and end dates of ongoing works, as long as any portion of these works will be carried out by the contractor in the same period as that of the current project, they should be considered in calculation of ‘B’
7. It is possible that the actual duration of the current project turns out to be more than the estimated duration, ‘N’. In such a case the actual overlap between an ongoing work of the contractor and the current project may be more than what is calculated using the method given here. However, this should NOT be considered while calculating bid capacity. The reason for this is that it is impossible to know at the time of awarding a work whether it will be completed within the estimated duration or not. Therefore bid evaluation should be based only on information that we have at the time of evaluation, which is the estimated duration, ‘N’. So the overlap should be checked for only with the estimated duration, ‘N’ without considering what the actual duration of the current project ‘might finally be’.