W&S-54: Projects will be evaluated based on if they “meet or beat the benchmarks”. What are these benchmarks? Is additional consideration given to those projects that beat the benchmarks, or do projects simply need to meet them and then each project will be evaluated on price alone?

The benchmarks and the process by which the benchmarks are developed are confidential under the Act.

Benchmarks are applied in the first step of the evaluation of bids. Bids that fail to meet or beat the benchmarks are eliminated.  The bids that remain are, within a resource category, evaluated on the basis of price alone.

Revised 8-01-2017 first posted 7-05-2017