has any direct financial or employment interest in any of the firms being evaluated. Each
b o a rd member and advisor is responsible for identifying any possible conflict of interest
once A/E firms are identified. Any conflict should be reported to the contracting officer.
The board meets in the GSA regional office. Po rtfolio information is procurement-sensitive
and must not be circulated prior to the official meeting of the board.
A / E E VA LU AT I O N B O A R D F U N C T I O N S
The A/E Evaluation Board shall perform functions as provided in F.A.R. 36.602-3. The
A/E Evaluation Board recommends, in order of preference, the most highly qualified
lead designer-A/E teams for the specific project to the GSA Selection Authority.
Each board member is responsible individually for evaluating and rating the qualifications
of each firm being considered using the established evaluation criteria. The chairperson
of the board must maintain the integrity of the evaluation process and ensure that the
e valuation is pre p a red and submitted to the GSA Selection Authority. The GSA Selection
Authority will decide whether to accept the A/E Evaluation Board recommendation.
The GSA Selection Authority reserves the right to reject the recommendation of the board
and/or terminate the process without incurring any liability to any member of any A/E
team. The GSA Selection Authority must document the reason(s) that the recommendation
of the A/E Evaluation Board is ove rturned.
6 . 3 Planning the Selection Process
With the announcement in FedBizOpps of the selection strategy and the appointment of
the A/E Evaluation Board, the project manager and contracting officer need to review
the details of the Design Excellence process, procedures, and schedule. Planning should
c over these key events: