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Quality Fee Method (QFM)

About the Quality Fee Method (QFM)

The Quality Fee Method (QFM), established in consultation with the industry, is a competitive selection method that takes into consideration both the quality criteria submitted by the firms and their fee proposals. It is primarily quality-based with a higher weightage given for quality.

Since the development of the QFM framework, BCA have progressively enhanced the framework to address the evolving needs and practices of Government Procuring Entities (GPEs) and the industry. In line with the Government's efforts to transform the built environment sector under the Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM), BCA has revised the QFM framework to be implemented with effect from 31 Jan 2018. The main enhancements are:

  1. Require tenderers to provide a breakdown of manpower deployment and man-week rates for information;
  2. Include consultants' past performance as a mandatory Quality (Q) criterion;
  3. Introduce temporary delisting from Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC) for firms with consistently very poor performances;
  4. Introduce additional attributes under the Productivity (PD) component; and
  5. Provide greater transparency on tenderers' performance in Q and PD components.

The QFM will be adopted in conjunction with the Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC) for the evaluation of building and construction consultancy tenders in the public sector.

Please refer to the links below for more information.

QFM - With effect from 31 Jan 2018

QFM - Last update on 1 Feb 2016, with effect till 30 Jan 2018

QFM Industry Briefing Slides

QFM (AC) - With effect from 1 Apr 2018

QFM (AC) Industry Briefing Slides

QFM Industry Briefing on Collaborative Bidding

Productivity Indices