This is an example Qualification Criteria for a Market Survey. It is based on the official LHC Market Survey Qualification Criteria template. It includes hints and guidelines on how to prepare the Qualification Criteria for a Market Survey. 

The example is meant as a guide to the contents, and as a reminder of the points to consider, when preparing a Market Survey. The chapters proposed in the template should be amended to suit individual cases. 

The following conventions are used in this example: 

  • All the text in black is the text found in the Word template. This may need editing to obtain a complete Qualification Criteria document.
  • The text in red is an example of what has to be added to complete the document. In the Word template these additions are indicated by XXXX.
  • The HELP are links to hints and guidelines to help the editor preparing the document.
More information on Market Surveys can be found in: 
Help and Guidelines for Market Survey Technical Description. 

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Group Code:      LHC-MMS/98-198/G09/fs
The Large Hadron Collider Project MS-XXXX/LHC/LHC  HELP

Market Survey

Qualification Criteria for the
Industrial Control System for LHC Cryogenics


In order to be considered as a potential bidder for the forthcoming Invitation to Tender, the firm shall satisfy the criteria specified below.
    1. TYPE OF FIRM   HELP
     

            The firm requested shall be :

    March 1999        HELP














    2. PRODUCTION CAPACITY    HELP

    2.1. Turnover

            The turnover in control equipment production shall be over 100 MCHF per year for a firm furnishing both hardware and software.
            The minimum required for the hardware firm within a consortium is 50 MCHF per year.
            For the firm in charge of the integration, the turnover in industrial control system software integration alone shall be above 20 MCHF per year.

    2.2. Resources
            The firm shall have available the experienced staff and the resources needed to supply the quantities required within the schedule indicated in section 5 of the Technical Description. A minimum of 25 people (number of engineers, and software developers) in the engineering and development departments in charge of control system integration is required.

    2.3. Experience

            The firm shall have at least 5 years of experience in the following domains :
     

            At least three (3) references within Europe shall be provided, where equipment and experience similar to that required by CERN is currently in use. CERN reserves the right to visit those installations.

    3. QUALITY ASSURANCE   HELP
     

    4. PRODUCT MAINTENANCE AND PERENNITY

            The firm shall be able to guarantee for a period of at least 15 years :
     


            The firm shall provide references to other contracts with a duration covering a minimum of 10 years with the same type of guarantee as those listed above.

    5. TESTING FACILITIES      HELP
     

    6. SPECIAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Help and Instructions to Use the Template

    See the description of the styles and toolbar used in the template

    MS Number       BACK
    The MS number is identical for the technical description, the questionnaire and the qualification criteria.
    The MS number has the following structure:

    It is given by the SPL Division when the Market Survey is registered with them.
    Use  Update Doc No on the toolbar to update this number throughout all the document (cover page and headers)



     

    TYPE OF FIRM    BACK
    In the case of a consortium, please specify whether the restrictions e.g. minimum turnover, personnel etc. are applicable to the consortium as a whole or to each member, and whether there is any restriction on the total number of firms in the consortium.



     

    Date     BACK
    Replace the month and year on the template by the current month and year
    Use  Update Doc No on the LHC Tech. Spec. toolbar to update this date on the cover page.




     

    PRODUCTION CAPACITY   BACK
    Check list:

    Follow the rule of thumb that "the ratio between the yearly expected expenditure under the planned contract and the annual turnover of the firm should not exceed 1:3".



     

    QUALITY ASSURANCE   BACK
     Options:

    In some cases you may want to omit a quality assurance plan and rely totally on reception tests.


        TESTING FACILITIES  BACK
        Indicate whether test facilities must be on the contractor's premises or whether it can be sub-contracted.



        E. Bryant & M. Mottier        2000-12-04