Table 9: Level of Prices Scoring Protocol.

Belief typeIrrelevant for SOX compatibility
Important for the quality of the process

SOX compatibility weight0
(not needed belief for SOX compatibility)

Quality weight0.5/8
(The 10 beliefs that compose the base knowledge do not have the same relevance in terms of quality over the Suppliers Selection Process. The SOX critical beliefs have a total relevance of 50% over the rest of beliefs. In this case there are 2 SOX critical beliefs and 8 non-SOX critical ones)

SOX compatibility valuation(NA) does not apply

Quality valuationIt does not penalize, but it is a convenient belief. Valuation inside the range 0, 10   
(+10/6) for each one of the 6 different selection aspects of this belief is taken into consideration