Stage 5: Evaluation Process
By proceeding to Stage 5 - Evaluation Process, the state entity's solicitation has officially closed. During the evaluation process, the issuing officer in conjunction with the evaluation committee (if any) will review and evaluate the suppliers' responses to determine which suppliers are responsive and responsible. Of those suppliers determined to be responsive and responsible, the best ranked supplier(s) will be selected in accordance with the terms of the solicitation. The methodology for determining the best ranked supplier(s) will vary based on the solicitation type as well as the specific language of the solicitation. Access supporting documentation below.