|Offshore Contractor Scorecard|
A tool to help you make the right decidision
|Name of contractor:||From freelancer site:|
|Name of project:||The client:|
|How to use the scorecard:|
|Each question consists of a main and secondary questions to help guide your answer. |
Use the dropdown list to give a rating for each question, where 0 is Non-existent/ Bad and 4 is Excellent.
|Qualification Criteria||Your answer|
(Choose from dropdown list)
|1||Does the contractor have the relevant skills we need for the project?|
Would they be able to add value?
Would you consider them an expert in the field?
|2||Make an assessment on the rates of the contractor.|
NB: Avoid hiring based on low cost because you get what you pay for. In saying that, some contractor’s rates are excessive; so just make sure they're reasonable.
Beware--many new contractors propose a low rate, then any additional work is significantly higher. Ask if this rate applies for future jobs.
|3||Has the site (Guru or Fiverr) given the contractor a high rating or other types of accolades? |
Eg. Pro badges, Test scores, Performance ratings.
If they do have a high rating check they haven’t stacked their reviews ie. lots of reviews from the same person with low-quality comments (see question 4).
If new to Guru/Fiverr this criteria isn't a deciding factor—please score at 2 Medioce.
|4||Does the contractor have reviews or testimonials from various sources? |
Are they well written?
Do they suggest an ability to problem solve and overcome any problems?
If new to Guru/Fiverr check their website for testimonials and/or ask contractor for previous clients you can contact for feedback.
|5||Do they have a team behind them?|
This shows an ability to form a relationship going forward, and they are more likely to be accountable and meet deadlines.
Don’t discount single operators, but consider the pros and cons of all factors.
|6||Ask a couple of questions of your shortlisted applicants. Rate the contractor on communication. |
How well did the contractor communicate?
Were these responses timely?
Are they articulate, do they ask the right questions and show a knowledge of the skills required?
Were communications typo-free and grammatically correct?
When they responded to your job did they quote on your job in particular, or did they post a standard template response?
|7||Rate how clear the contractor is on the project at hand.|
Make sure you ask whether they have questions before accepting their proposal.
|8||Rate the commitment of the contractor in delivering to our deadlines.|
Is your timeline realistic to them?
If you were unsure on the timing of the project, did you get their help estimating the timing of a project, and did you feel their estimation was reasonable?
|9||Your initiative. Give the contractor a rating based what is your ‘feeling’ for them.|
|Total rating as percentage||0%|
|Over 86% - strong recommednation to engage the contractor|
|Over 75% - if others with a higher score not available ,then it's recommended to hire.|
|Under 75% - preferable if continue searching.|
|Decision to proceed: Yes/ No|