Tender Evaluation Criteria
We have an obligation under EU regulations to state what criterion and relevant weightings will be used to evaluate
tenders. Although this is not a mandatory requirement for Contracts valued at between £100,000 and the EU Threshold it
is considered best practice to follow this same procedure when developing the evaluation criteria. The basic criteria will usually be either lowest price or highest price when payment is to be made to the authority e.g. disposal of assets. Alternatively, it will be based on the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT)where considerations other than price also apply. These considerations may include price, service, quality of goods, running costs, technical merit, previous experience, delivery date, cost-effectiveness, environmental considerations, aesthetic and functional characteristics, safety, after-sales service, technical assistance and any other relevant factors.