Each tender received is evaluated based on the evaluation criteria specified in the tender documents.
Council considers tenders based on value for money. Things considered include whole of life cycle costs, compliance with specifications, local economic and community benefits ( Mandatory Weighting for all Public Tenders), environmental benefits, timelines of supply and capability, management of risk (financial, management and reputational), and capacity of the tenderer to complete works.
Most evaluation documentation includes the following criteria's:
Provide the best value for money (not necessarily the lowest price).
Compliance with specification
Will best deliver services, which meet or exceed the standard. Is the work fully costed and minimising the possibility of variation.
Economic and community benefit to the municipiality
Has demonstrated the best record for supporting the local municipality.
Track record in similar work
Has the strongest and best proven record for the delivery of contracted services (whether it be with Council or another organisation) and will references support this.
Availability of appropriate skills and resources
Possesses the best skills and resources necessary to assure the prompt and efficient delivery of the service.