Proposal evaluations and negotiations should be fair and objective using the following guidelines:
Invite participating joint and/or cooperative members to participate in technical evaluations.
Negotiate terms and conditions that conform to legal requirements of each participating jurisdiction.
Carefully evaluate the proposed supplier's ability to service all public bodies involved in the joint and/or cooperative procurement in a quality manner.
Contracts are based on free and open competition, not sole source; however, sometimes a single award is the best option.