I recently received a document from a colleague in the Procurement Lawyers Association (PLA) suggesting a number of different price evaluation methodologies. The stated objective was to avoid the "race to the bottom" experienced in lowest price tendering and the issues that this can lead to in terms of poor quality like that emerging from the Grenfell Tower inquiry.
It is always good to consider how best to evaluate price in any procurement (some of the models are those we reviewed in 2010 in the PLA paper on Tender evaluation. However, I think that the real issue here is whether sufficient weight is given to the quality elements of tender evaluation, and then how the contract is managed to deliver the tendered quality. Both these issues are discussed in depth in the NHF Contract Management Guide.
the real issue here is whether sufficient weight is given to the quality elements of tender evaluation