There are four phases in the life-cycle of each education.co.uk procurement project. You'll see these in the 'Phase' column of the My Activities page, as well as on a progress bar at the top of each project page.
- Phase 1: Submission - suppliers have until your chosen deadline to submit their quotes
- Phase 2: Shortlisting - you reject quotes that are unsuitable and choose others to make your shortlist
- Phase 3: Evaluation - you compare the shortlisted quotes, make notes and decide who to go ahead with
- Phase 4: Award contract - you send contact details to the winning supplier to arrange finalising the contract and scheduling delivery - the project is complete!