Stage Five: Evaluation Process

Once the solicitation closes, Stage Five, the Evaluation Process begins. Evaluation methods vary based on the solicitation type as well as the specific language of the solicitation.

Key steps performed by procurement professionals and suppliers, as described in the Georgia Procurement Manual, include the following: 

Supplier Actions:

  • Responding to requests for clarifications, if any.
  • Participating in demonstrations or oral presentations, if any.
  • Participating in negotiations, if any.
  • Participating in contract discussions, if any.

State Actions:

  • Managing the evaluation process.
  • Verifying suppliers’ eligibility for contract award.
  • Soliciting additional information from suppliers as needed.
  • Conducting negotiations as appropriate.
  • Finalizing contract discussions.