Evaluation and performance review

Considering circular economy aspects in the evaluation and performance review of suppliers

Once the contract has been awarded to a supplier or group of suppliers, your city or department can monitor and evaluate whether, and to what extent, the supplier is fulfilling your functional needs. Performance evaluation is an on-going process and the feedback gathered throughout the lifetime of a project can be used to inform other projects and develop a long-term relationship with your suppliers as they adopt more circular practices.

Questions to consider:

  • How will you measure your suppliers’ circular performance against the tender specifications?

  • How could you encourage your suppliers to adopt more circular practices throughout the duration of the contract?

  • Can you terminate your supplier's contract if they fail to comply with the circular requirements outlined in the contract?


Circulytics is a company-level measuring tool, developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, that reveals the extent to which a company has achieved circularity across its entire operations.

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