SOLUTIONS TO DELIVER THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES ON STRATEGIC SOURCING PROJECTS
AWARD<sup>®</sup> is a collaborative web-based evaluation solution specifically designed to support strategic, complex and high risk procurements.
ADVANCE<sup>TM</sup> is an expert consultancy-led software solution supporting bidders to plan effectively to achieve the highest scoring bid.
"AWARD® more than paid for itself with savings harvested from TEWG members not needing to travel interstate. Lengthy travel approval processes were also avoided."
Rodger Phillips, Executive Director Contracting
"AWARD saves TfL a significant amount of effort and cost"
“Support from Commerce Decisions was so helpful—not only with their detailed knowledge of AWARD, but also with lessons learned in relation to the vagaries of MS Office.”
“Commerce Decisions’ involvement was crucial in aiding Imtech Marine’s fuller understanding of the PQQ questions and the level of evidence and robustness required in their responses. This enabled us to achieve scores that properly reflected the Company’s true capability”
“Crossrail didn’t lose a single day on the critical path of the procurement programme…really impressive in anyone’s book”
"I was very impressed with the quality, experience and professionalism of Commerce Decisions. AWARD® played a fundamental role in enabling us to let the contract on time and to cost. It allowed us to assimilate the right information very quickly and generate reports in real time."
Lt Col Mark Beardsell, Contract Team Leader
“£5bn of contracts…470 projects…4,600 suppliers, evaluated to time & cost without delay or challenge”
"Commerce Decisions enabled us to manage a complex process with a small team. Authorized users had instant access to information whenever they needed it. This, coupled with the power of the software, had a major and very positive impact on the outcome of the preferred bidder selection."
Graeme Struthers, Project Manager
"ExpertAssist has provided a range of support, including remote configuration of projects, clarification around technical issues and the revision of templates. It works harmoniously with Commerce Decisions' other support facilities to ensure that our business requirements are met."
Paul Butler, Category Manager
"I would recommend AWARD® software. Its advantages over a paper-based system are numerous. Not only did it help us produce a better outcome but it also significantly reduced the procurement cycle time and made the whole process far more efficient."
Colin Browne, Deputy Framework Manager
"Through our use of AWARD®, we found a tool that can significantly help local authorities to reach good quality procurement decisions and manage risk effectively. Its inherent flexibility allowed us to tailor it easily to match our specific processes."
Pramod Nayak, Deputy Project Director
"AWARD® is a key tool that allows us to efficiently manage our procurement processes. It makes the evaluation process as simple and effective as possible while helping to ensure that the procurement process is completed in a robust and transparent manner."
Matthew Fearnhead, Project Coordinator
"AWARD® has helped us immensely, allowing us to share large amounts of competitive dialogue documents between bidders and the project team. It has proved an invaluable tool for evaluating the bids, particularly as our project team members and advisors are based at various geographical locations."
Darshan Chatha, Programme Manager
"Feedback from the MOD indicated that we had clearly understood their requirements and had submitted a clear and coherent bid. We are of the firm belief that using AWARD® enhanced the quality of our bid and made it easier for the MOD to evaluate our submission."
Andy Toms, Sales and Marketing Director
"We use AWARD® for all of our significant procurements and to support the NHS World Class Commissioning initiative. Its inherent flexibility has allowed us to tailor it to our specific needs. For example on a recent procurement we had an ITT template which was already loaded into AWARD®."
Sue Page, Head of Procurement
"It was easy to use both by the internal and external individuals and teams involved in the project. The ability to generate audit trail information and get regular progress updates gave the project reviewers significant levels of confidence in the process. I would definitely use AWARD® again."
Vickie Lamb, PFI Project Director
"We worked very closely with the Commerce Decisions consultants to help us set this project up and they played a crucial role in developing the approach. The support we get from Commerce Decisions is very professional and the AWARD® system always delivers."
Lesley Kippax, Strategic Procurement and Market Manager
"Along with the invaluable help that Commerce Decisions gave us in the development of the evaluation strategy, they also supported us with a series of excellent training sessions. This provided the team with all we required to ensure we made the most effective use of AWARD®."
Mike Clifford, School Liaison Manager
"We use AWARD® to effectively conduct moderating and providing supplier feedback within tight timescales on numerous Marine projects. The ability to interrogate the system ensures we are able to demonstrate a transparent procurement decision making process."
Clare Martin, Procurement Manager
"Using AWARD® saved me a huge amount of time. The reporting capability made it phenomenally straightforward. It was very easy to give quality feedback to the unsuccessful bidders. Most importantly, it gave the Criminal Justice Performance Board a great deal of confidence in us and our process."
Jo Jones, MIS Project Manager
"We used AWARD® extensively throughout the project. I estimate it saved us close to 50% in time versus what I would normally spend on this type of assessment. It also improved the overall quality of the outcome. I would definitely use it again for projects of this nature."
Denise Phillips, Improvement and Development Advisor
"Using AWARD®, we were able to focus our resources during the competitive dialogue process on risk reduction and design improvement while maximising the use of our limited resources."
Peter Parkes, Head of Strategic Projects
"Using AWARD® allowed us to show the market we were serious about taking a ‘best practice’ approach. We were able to tap into the deep knowledge and experience of the Commerce Decisions’ consultants who understood the needs and approach of both the private and the public sectors."
Mike Smith, Procurement Manager
"Commerce Decisions and the AWARD® software exceeded any expectations I had, and they delivered a first class service. Their work was invaluable."
Kristin Davidson, NEC Group
"The level of customer support and appreciation of the context in which the system is used along with relevant procurement related knowledge has also been both excellent and helpful."
Kevin O’Neill, Principal Officer
"The combination of Commerce Decisions professional services team and AWARD® software has had a fundamental effect on our ability to make this project fly. Time to market has been reduced and the overall quality of the procurement process substantially enhanced."
Tracy Penrose, Project Manager
Evaluators love AWARD® - it makes their engagement in the procurement process simpler. They log in and they are evaluating with little training and no fuss! We’re starting to see the efficiencies of using AWARD® in time, travel and subsistence costs, printing, paper and CO².
Stephen Richardson (Head of eSolutions)
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend AWARD to other Welsh public sector organisations; this project would have been a much more challenging exercise without them. The fact that they are centrally funded by Value Wales and available via the eProcurement Service makes very it easy to use them!
George Ryley (Procurement Manager)
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