Planning for tender evaluation

Develop a tender evaluation plan prior to releasing a tender to be prepared to evaluate responses.

Before you release the tender documentation you should develop a tender evaluation plan to outline key aspects of the evaluation criteria and process. The tender evaluation plan may form an attachment to the project plan or the procurement plan. The evaluation criteria set out in the tender evaluation plan will need to be reflected in the tender documentation. It is important that evaluation criteria are settled prior to the release of the tender to maintain probity and ensure tenderers are aware of how responses will be evaluated.

Guidance on the evaluation process and selecting of a contractor is available.