Principles of Tender Evaluation

Duration: 1 day

Location: This one day CPD accredited course can be run either online or face to face. There is no strict limit on attendees, but we recommend no more than 10.

Why attend?

Achieve 6 CPD hours whilst you learn how to deploy consistent best practice methodologies when making supplier selection decisions, as well as how to introduce specific methods and techniques.

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Course description 

This course summarises best practice and methodologies for making supplier selection decisions. It focuses on improving value for money, making robust and defensible decisions and meeting legislative and regulatory requirements during the strategic procurement process. The course covers the entire evaluation and decision-making process and is based on our experience across a wide variety of procurements across the public and commercial sectors. 

Who should attend?

  • Evaluation managers and project team leaders responsible for managing supplier selection as part of a strategic project
  • Project teams actively involved in supplier selection

Course objectives

  • Understand key elements and procurement stages
  • Understand key factors to consider when designing a procurement
  • Learn how to choose an appropriate evaluation strategy
  • Know how risk can be reduced using MEAT formulas, Criteria Development or using Tier 2 weight setting
  • Know how risk can be reduced with Criteria Development

Key topics

  • Introduction to supplier selection in strategic projects
  • Common and best-practice approaches and techniques
  • Explore Commerce Decisions step-by- step model for supplier selection
  • Preparing the documentation to be issued (RFx, ITT, ITN, PQQ, CBQ, etc.)
  • Preparing the evaluation model
  • Enabling the evaluation
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Evaluation strategy and planning
  • Understand what makes supplier selection difficult on strategic projects
  • Be shown how successful supplier selection depends on early and continuing consideration of the procurement goals 


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Bespoke training for the UK MOD

Working for the UK MOD? We run a range of bespoke training options for you, which includes a version of this course. Find out more here.

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