A SOQ review panel made up of members of SACOG, Caltrans, CARB, and OPR staff will evaluate the SOQs.
Upon receipt of the SOQ, a technical evaluation will be performed. The review panel will evaluate each SOQ in accordance with the criteria listed in the "Evaluation Criteria" section. Proposers may be telephoned and asked for further information, if necessary. Previous clients may also be called.
The SOQ review panel shall request oral interviews from the top candidates to provide additional input in the evaluation process. In the oral interview, the candidates will be requested to provide an oral presentation, which will be followed by a question and answer period. The panel may question the prospective consultants about their proposed approaches, consistent with the evaluation criteria set forth in this RFQ. In the event oral interviews are held, the panel will use the proposer's interview performance to inform its final scores on the criteria set forth below.
The panel will make recommendations to the SACOG Executive Director on the basis of the Statement of Qualifications, oral interview, if any, and reference checks. SACOG reserves the right to select consultant(s) based on its evaluation of the written SOQ and not convene oral interviews. This project will use DLAE funds, and thus the evaluation will stick to the evaluation criteria for DLAE funded projects.