Purpose of the article is based on the economic theory of price, value - application of the price as an economic tool for its fuller application in the criteria for evaluation of tenders in public procurement and not the application of these criteria only the lowest price category and its application to other criteria to evaluate offers. Methodology / methods the methodology of the paper processing is based on the goal of the paper, its main reason, economic theory, valid legislation, public procurement. The contribution structure is created in accordance with the requirements for scientific requirements (introduction, goal, results, discussion and conclusion). As part of the processing of this paper we used commonly available scientific methods, e.g. analysis, synthesis, comparison as well as standard statistical methods. Scientific aim the scientific contribution of the paper is based on the economic theory of the price category, the value of applying the price as an economic tool for its fuller application in the criteria for the evaluation of tenders in public procurement. Point out the inseparable relationship between price and value as well as criteria for evaluating bids. Findings Based on an analysis of the lowest price category by sources documenting the issue in question - the lowest price does not meet the required requirements of those documents, it does not provide competition and therefore we do not recommend using/ applying the lowest price category as criteria for awarding public procurement bids. Conclusions Based on the above-mentioned arguments in the paper, we are of the opinion that in public tenders that use the criterion of the most economically advantageous tender.