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SME Participation Scheme Calculation

Prime Contractors who are not SMEs but include a SME contribution will receive proportional weighting in the evaluation of their offer.

You can calculate the SME participation percentage weighting using the following formula:

(Amount of SME contribution ÷ Total amount of offer) × 10

Here are some examples:

 

SME, Non SME Prime Contractor

Amount of SME contribution

Total amount of offer

Offer A

Non SME Prime Contractor

$112,500

$125,000

Offer B

Non SME Prime Contractor

$4,500

$ 90,000

Offer C

Non SME Prime Contractor

$30,000

$100,000

Offer D

SME

$110,000

$110,000

Offer E

Non SME Prime Contractor

$0

$115,000

You would calculate the SME percentage weighting as follows:

  • Offer A (112,500 ÷ 125,000) × 10 = 9
  • Offer B (4,500 ÷ 90,000) × 10 = 0.5
  • Offer C (30,000 ÷ 100,000) × 10 = 3
  • Offer D (110,000 ÷ 110,000) × 10 = 10
  • Offer E (0 ÷ 115,000) × 10 = 0

Therefore, out of the maximum 10 per cent SME evaluation weighting, offers would receive the following:

  • Offer A would receive 9 per cent
  • Offer B would receive 0.5 per cent
  • Offer C would receive 3 per cent
  • Offer D would receive the full 10 per cent
  • Offer E would receive 0 per cent

Following this, your remaining 90 per cent evaluation criteria should be applied as normal.