After applicants close the competitive bid process, bids and quotes must be evaluated and compared to select the bid that is most cost-effective.  Factors other than price can be considered in the evaluation, but the price of the eligible goods and services must be included and weighted more heavily than any other single factor.  The following document provides other helpful tips for conducting and documenting the vendor evaluation process:

COMM-WEB-VendorSelectionDocumentationTips_03-2013.pdf