The EO will usually accept an application from a contractor already on a DevB list as DevB will have already carried out its own company review. New applicants will be vetted technically and financially based on the information they have submitted in their application form. If considered acceptable, EO will recommend the applicant to the Tenders Board of the University. If approved, the applicant will be included on probation in Group 2 and his performance will be reviewed after one year. If his performance is considered satisfactory, the probationary status will likely be lifted. If an applicant is not approved, he will be advised accordingly.