Key principles

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Chapter 2 of the Guide has provided guidelines to assist Contracting Authorities in taking the strategic decisions that will allow them to expect reasonably safely to select the most suitable contractor who offers the best solution for addressing their needs.

It has also been clarified that, regardless of the selected procedure, the evaluation is organised in two stages:

Qualitative selection of candidates, and
appointment of the Contractor for the award of the contract.

These two stages are fully distinct from one another, have different objectives, rely on criteria whose nature is different, and although governed by the same key principles of proportionality and equal treatment are nevertheless conducted in accordance with different rules.

At his point, the method to be followed for the evaluation of tenders should be specified in more detail, by determining the qualitative selection criteria and the contract award criteria.

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