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Bids, Tenders and Proposals, 4th Edition by Harold Lewis

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Understanding how clients evaluate tenders

Evaluation criteria in public sector procurement

Contract award on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender was discussed in Chapter 2. Identifying this tender involves the use of multiple evaluation criteria. The public sector procurement regulations give examples of criteria that may be applied – including quality, technical merit, aesthetic and functional characteristics, environmental characteristics, running costs, cost-effectiveness, after-sales service, technical assistance, delivery date or period, and period for completion, as well as price. But they make it clear that this list is far from exhaustive and that an authority is able to make its own choice of criteria to suit ...

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