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Selection and Award

Selection and Award

Online Course

The selection and award stages are key areas of a procurement procedure which require the exercise of discretion not only in setting the criteria but also in assessing suppliers’ submissions against the criteria. Consequently, the selection and award stages of procurement procedures are frequently the subject of challenges in court. The course explains the distinction between the selection and award stages, their different objectives and the rules imposed by the legislation on how the criteria may be formulated and applied.

Who should attend?

This course is for procurement practitioners, contract managers and operational stakeholders, who need to understand the legal requirements relating to selection and award criteria in order to build and conduct a robust procurement procedure. This course is also suitable for those who need to update their knowledge regarding Regulated Procurement and Principles. This is because everyone involved in the procurement process is impacted by the criteria that are applied at each stage within a procurement procedure.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the aim is to have a greater understanding of the fundamental differences between the selection and award stages and how the rules imposed by the legislation may be applied compliantly and the risks involved.


· The difference between selection and award criteria

· Selection criteria principles and limitations

· The application of the ESPD Discuss the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)

· Additional mandatory and discretionary exclusions

· Rules regarding below threshold contracts and the SQ

· Award criteria principles

· Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT)

· Notification and standstill requirements

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