Assessment of expressions of interest
Any organisation that responds to an advertisement with an expression of interest must be prepared to enter into an assessment process.
We need to select our suppliers carefully to ensure they have the capacity and commitment to fulfil the contract and offer value for money.
Organisations will be assessed as a minimum on:
- Financial stability and resources
- Technical and other relevant references
- Adequacy of insurances
- Qualifications and experience
- Environmental, ethical and employment policies.
If we have selected firms that have been assessed by a recognised organisation or as part of an appropriate framework agreement such as Constructionline, we will not seek to repeat the assessment already undertaken but may supplement it with any additional considerations.
Assessment of tenders/quotations
We will consider all tenders/quotations for contracts which have been received by the deadline and in accordance with all delivery instructions. They will all be opened at the same time and a record kept.
They will then be assessed according to the process laid down in our Contract Procedure Rules or relevant legislation, as appropriate. Normally we will accept the offer from the contractor who has been able to satisfy our minimum requirements and has offered the lowest price. However, in many cases other issues will also be considered but these will have been formally agreed in advance and will be set out in the tender documentation.