What is a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)?

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, normally abbreviated to ‘PQQ’, is a questionnaire that suppliers or contractors must fill out when bidding for work or when applying for an approved supplier list.


They are very common in the public sector, but also sometimes used for private sector tenders too. PQQ’s are useful tools to identify the most suitable supplier for contracts. Typically, PQQ’s cover company information, financial situation, expertise, experience and appropriate policies.