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IO’s Procurement Options Analysis (POA) Methodology

IO developed a Procurement Options Analysis (POA) methodology to help support our project partners in identifying the most appropriate procurement option for delivering major infrastructure projects.

The POA provides a framework for project sponsors to assess the benefits and risks of a capital investment and select a procurement option that is best positioned to achieve the stated objectives and outcomes.

key iconThere are four key steps to IO’s POA methodology: 

Step 1: Screen Feasible Procurement Options

Examine each option against a number of broader factors that may influence the feasibility of a procurement options.

Step 2: Shortlist Qualitative Evaluation Criteria

Review a pre-established list of qualitative evaluation criteria and select the criteria most appropriate for the project.

Step 3: Weigh Qualitative Evaluation Criteria

POA workshop participants establish the relative importance of criterion by assigning a weighting to each shortlisted criterion.

Step 4: Score Procurement Options Against Criteria

Qualitatively evaluate each procurement option identified in Step 1 against the shortlist criteria in a workshop setting. 

Ultimately, the POA methodology should be used as a tool to supplement existing processes and support approvals processes for a given government project.  Other factors may be considered in the overall assessment, including broader market and program considerations. Learn more about IO’s delivery models.