Defining and Announcing Design Excellence Opportunities
5 . 4 Portfolio Re q u i rements
The FedBizOpps announcement must also clarify Stage I portfolio requirements. These
a re key aspects of this submission:
Stage I portfolios should be no more than 1/4" thick.
If the Lead Designer is an individual, then the portfolio must include up to three completed
p rojects done by the lead designer over the past ten years (each project should identify
his or her specific role) and up to five completed projects done by his or her A/E firm over
the past ten years. Each example must include the required images and text subject to
the page limitations noted in the FedBizOpps announcement. The portfolio must also
include a three-page lead designer profile (noting such facts as education, professional
experience, design recognitions, and areas of responsibility) and a two-page statement of
the lead designer's philosophy and design intent that incorporates an understanding of
the design issues for the proposed project and a philosophy for approaching the project.
If the lead designer is a team (this is common in modernization projects), then the
portfolio must include a limit of two completed projects per discipline done over the past
ten years by each of the lead designers on the team and, re p resenting the A/E firms, a
selection of up to five additional completed projects done over the past ten years. Beyond
adhering to the image and text limitations noted in the FedBizOpps announcement,
the portfolio must also include a three-page lead designer profile that summarizes the
backgro nds of all team members and a two-page philosophy and design intent statement
that re p resents the perspective of the team as a whole.
Detailed Stage I selection criteria should be noted and a summary of the entire selection
p rocess (two-stage, two-stage plus charrette, or three-stage) should be included in the