The challenge comes down to assembling a jury that is as qualified, as impartial, and, of course—ethically speaking—as independent as possible. Taking into account the bids received, it is still possible, with a qualified jury, to assess how bidders are likely to perform on the basis of the proposals submitted and to determine which is the most promising. Obviously, as I was saying earlier, government contracts can also take into account a bidder’s past performance.
On December 5th, 2017. See this statement in context.