For requirements in excess of £50k, AWL often uses the Achilles Vendor Database to identify potential suppliers. Where applicable, suppliers may need to register with Achilles UVDB and obtain a Verify accreditation depending on the goods and/or services you supply. This will typically apply to high risk suppliers who will be carrying out works on site, whether supervised or unsupervised. AWL will not meet or reimburse any of the costs incurred by suppliers in registering with Achilles UVDB or gaining Verify accreditation. For further details please visit www.achilles.com.
Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)
A pre-qualification questionnaire may be sent to shortlist suppliers prior to tenders being issued. Typically the questionnaire will ask for information about suppliers to assess relevant previous experience and capability.
Invitation to Tender (ITT) or Request for Quotation (RFQ)
These are common terms for the full tender document which includes specifications and a request for prices and will assess the quality and cost aspect of the proposed solution. Suppliers should ensure they submit their tenders by the stipulated deadline(s).
Evaluation of Tenders
Tenders received by AWL are evaluated and scored according to a set of pre-determined criteria, generally by a panel of key stakeholders. The suppliers may be asked for further clarification at this stage, tender interviews may also be required.
Award of Contract
Our award criteria will be specified within the tender documents. Tenderers will be notified of the award of contract, and for any tenders over the EU threshold a 10 day standstill period will apply prior to enter into the contract(s).