Fair and Transparent

Ambition North Wales has developed a clear set of principles forming the foundation of all its, and its partners activity. 

Most advantageous tender

This is the method by which costs and price are brought into consideration. Lowest price is not always the best option and tenders will be assessed to determine which offers the ‘most economically advantageous tender’.

Scoring matrix

Tenders are scored comparatively against each other, and a weighted scoring matrix is devised for each tender exercise which will show how each offer compares against the specification and assessment criteria. Consequently, this will also show relative comparisons between tenderers.

Interviews and presentations

Tenderers are frequently invited for interviews at which they are encouraged to make presentations in support of their bids. This gives the company and us the opportunity to ensure that every aspect of the tender has been understood and also allows the company to ask further questions.

Reporting mechanism

The decision to award a contract to a particular company does not rest solely with the officers involved in the tender evaluation. A recommendation report is compiled and shared with senior members of Ambition North Wales’ Portfolio Management Office, as well as boards, to confirm the decision. For high value or significant contracts, the decision will also include elected members. At any stage the tender process is open to scrutiny by our internal auditors.


All unsuccessful tenderers will be advised as to why their bid was unsuccessful. It is a useful way of finding out how a company can improve its business opportunities.