Stage six: The tender evaluation process

All information submitted as part of the bidding process will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Once a potential contractor submits a bid, it will be evaluated against a number of important factors. These include a financial and capability appraisal, system and procedures appraisal and so on. This determines the most economically advantageous bid.

Where necessary, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will meet with bidders to seek clarification on aspects of their bids.

The evaluation criteria used to determine the successful bid is weighted in accordance with the type of contract.

For example, health and safety issues score highly for a window-cleaning bid, but far less for a contract to procure books for libraries. This places greater emphasis on technical competence.