Selection and Award Criteria

27 May 2020 - 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 intended 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. Everyone involved in the procurement process is impacted by the criteria that are applied at each stage within a procurement procedure, therefore this course is suitable not only for those new to procurement but also those who need to update their knowledge of the rules under the 2014 Directives.


  • Explain the difference between selection and award criteria
  • Discuss selection criteria principles and limitations
  • Explore the application of the ESPD
  • Discuss the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)
  • Identify the additional mandatory and discretionary exclusions
  • Explain rules regarding below threshold contracts and the SQ
  • Discuss award criteria principles
  • Explain Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT)
  • Explain notification and standstill requirements


£99 + VAT per delegate.

All prices shown are per delegate excluding VAT at the current rate.

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