Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
B o a rd. There must be no advance sharing of portfolios, SF 330s, or other procurement
Once the deliberation and voting begin, only the five voting members of the A/E Evaluation
B o a rd and the contracting officer may be present. All procurement discussions must be
done as a group among the five voting members of the A/E Evaluation Board. There must
be no evaluative discussions with non-voting members of the A/E Evaluation Board.
The contracting officer and project manager should be available to but not participate in
the A/E Evaluation Board activities and discussion. As noted earlier, the project manager
should not be present during the deliberation and voting of the A/E Evaluation Board.
Only the five voting members of the A/E Evaluation Board can ask questions during
Stage II interviews.
Each A/E Evaluation Board member must provide an independent assessment of each
p roposal based on the criteria noted in the selection process.
6 . 5 Stage I--Po rtfolio Evaluations
Stage I portfolios should identify a lead designer (which may be a team as well as an
individual) and a design firm. It should include examples of work from both the lead
designer and the design firm as well as the lead designer's profile, and philosophy
statement and design intent. Beyond any introductory text, St a n d a rd Form 330, Pa rt II
should be used as a portfolio coversheet.