Projects with a value up to HK$50 million
The EO will usually accept an application from a consultant who is already on an ArchSD Band as ArchSD will have already carried out its own company review. Other new applicants will be vetted technically and financially based on the information they have submitted in their application form. If considered acceptable, EO will recommend the applicant to the Tenders Board of the University. If approved, the applicant will be included on probation in Group 2 and his performance will be reviewed after one year. If his performance is considered satisfactory, the probationary status will likely be lifted. If an applicant is not approved, he will be advised accordingly.
Projects with a value over HK$50 million
These are generally classified as capital projects and the EO will usually follow ArchSD guidelines regarding the selection of consultants. A number of consultants will be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for short listing. Consultants who have been selected will then be invited to submit a formal technical and fee proposal and this will be vetted based on standard criteria. Tender interviews will then normally be held before a final decision is made.