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Why EMVI and measurable agreements go together perfectly for municipal tenders

As a municipality, you are bound by procurement rules when you look for an external party to carry out a specific assignment. The EMVI method is one of the most commonly used methods to select a winning party. EMVI stands for Economically Most Advantageous Tender and offers the opportunity to assess the tenders from different suppliers on more than just the price.

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EMVI in a nutshell

The EMVI method not only looks at the price, but also at other criteria that are important to the client. Consider, for example, quality, sustainability, service, innovation, or guarantees. The client determines in advance which criteria are important and how they are weighed in relation to each other. Tenderers must indicate in their tender how they fulfill these criteria and what added value they can offer compared to other tenderers. The registrations are then assessed based on the predetermined criteria and the associated weighting factors. The registration that scores best on the total EMVI score wins the assignment.

EMVI is valuable for municipal tenders

As a municipality you are bound by laws and regulations, but that does not mean that you cannot make choices. By using the EMVI method, you as a municipality have the opportunity to look at more than just the price. For example, you can choose a party that has more experience with a specific approach, or a party that has proven itself in the field of sustainability or innovation.

The EMVI method is a legally permitted method for conducting a tender. The EMVI method is included in the Public Procurement Act 2012 and the Proportionality Guide, which contain guidelines for applying the EMVI method. When using the MEAT method, the criteria used must be objective, transparent, proportional and non-discriminatory. In addition, the criteria must be sufficiently coherent with the assignment and must not be unnecessarily onerous. By applying these preconditions, the EMVI method can contribute to a fair and transparent tender process.

Measurable agreements and EMVI

An important condition for the EMVI method is that the criteria are well determined in advance and are measurable. This means that measurable agreements must be made about, for example, the quality of service, the speed of delivery, the sustainability of the product or the innovativeness of the approach. This way, as a client, you can objectively assess which registration best meets the requirements. This is where the principles of operational excellence come in handy.

The principles of operational excellence and EMVI

The principles of operational excellence are aimed at continuously improving processes and achieving optimal results. This means that measurable agreements are made and that we strive for optimal coordination between the customer's wishes and the internal processes of the organization. At EMVI, measurable agreements are also made, and we strive for optimal coordination between the stated requirements and the suppliers' registrations.


By using the EMVI method for tenders, government organizations can ensure that they select the right supplier based on criteria that demonstrably match the assignment. This increases the chance of successful execution of the assignment and contributes to achieving the desired goals and results. Applying measurable agreements and the principles of operational excellence can be of great added value.


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