Tender Evaluation Workshop

Tender Evaluation Workshop

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About this course

– Intermediate/Specialist Course –

This workshop will provide participants with the practical experience of completing an evaluation and an understanding of the risks to be managed in the evaluation of tenders, the records to be kept, the content of compliant notification letters and the information required throughout the process. Participants will be provided with a checklist for evaluation along with template evaluation sheets and notification letters.

Date & Duration

Next Dates: • tbc

This programme is to be delivered in a mix of blended elearning using a virtual classroom (via Zoom), breakout rooms and guided practice. Each programme consists of 2 interactive live virtual classroom sessions, individual & team activities and a team assignment, accompanied by supporting material. This course can also be delivered in-house and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your public sector organisation or group.

Target Audience

Those staff tasked with managing tenders and completing evaluations and particularly those with the responsibility for drafting compliant notification letters, thus minimising any problems post notification stage.

Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will understand how to prepare for an evaluation, know the process & the roles of the team members. They will be equipped with the skills to complete an evaluation; prepare evaluation templates, evaluate against selection criteria and evaluate against award criteria. They will know the key risks in tender evaluation, the importance of award criteria and the level of detail required to draft compliant and effective notification letters, in addition to ensure procurement files meet audit and best practice procurement standards.

Course Content

Session 1 – Virtual Classroom (2 hours)

  • Theory:
    • Evaluation process
    • Evaluation plan
    • Evaluation team
    • Preparing Evaluation matrix

Session 2 – Assignments (to be completed before session 3)

  • Compliance check
  • Evaluate the three submissions

Session 3 Virtual Classroom (2 hours)

  • Review outcomes of the Case Study evaluation
  • Discuss the issues and how to address them effectively
  • Handling Clarifications
  • Determining admissible/inadmissible tenders
  • Types of letters
  • Recap on training & key learnings


€675 per participant. All training costs are VAT exempt. There is a 10% discount when 3 or more places are booked on this course.


What background knowledge is necessary?

Relevant for staff experienced in the basics of tendering participating in evaluations.

What is the refund policy?

All cancellations must be received in writing or the full course fee is payable. Where delegates cancel more than 5 days prior to the course 50% of the course fee is payable. Cancellations received within 5 days will be liable for the full fee. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

Ideally after the Developing a Tender Pack and Introduction To Public Procurement courses or relevant experience.