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Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Opinion of tools

Name of the tool
Contract Evaluation (Contractor Selection Matrix)

Positive comments about the tool
Strengths of the Contract Evaluation Scheme include:
* it is a straightforward and simple tool
* it covers a wide number of issues;
* this tool provides an assessment for a stage not usually considered;
* The matrix allows a fair and auditable method of scoring various tenders for schemes. It allows officers/managers who have not necessarily been involved in the tendering process, up to that point, to be able to consistently mark tenders;
• Selecting a contractor who agreed with the sustainability aims of Cardiff County Council, helped to ensure that a shared goal was maintained and worked towards;
• The topics covered within each section are brief e.g. within the section on Agenda 21, waste is covered by :´Minimise waste created´ and a maximum score of 2 can be allocated for a total of 12% for the Agenda 21 section.

Negative comments about the tool
* No guidance is given for scoring i.e. a total score that can be allocated is given, but no guidance on what is required for a min. or max. score is given;
* Scores are allocated for the expectations of Cardiff and would therefore have to be rethought for any other project;
* Cost is substantially lower in weighting than social and environmental issues. CCC had the opportunity to spend more on being sustainable than other projects where cost has to be minimised;
* Topics covered within each section are brief e.g. within the section on Agenda 21, waste is covered by :Minimise waste created and a maximum score of 2 can be allocated for a total of 12% for the Agenda 21 section.