When evaluating offers, weighted factor analysis can be used to assess competing offers against a variety of criteria. A number of criteria are proposed, usually including cost, quality, time, service and other relevant factors, and each criterion is weighted with a relative weighting to value its importance in the decision-making process. Offers are then scored against the weighted criteria to identify the best value outcome overall. See also Evaluation.

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