Strategic procurements involve multiple stakeholders, significant budgets and have a big impact on business performance. They may represent only 20% of procurement transactions, but often account for 50% of annual spend and 90% of procurement risk. The issues faced by procurement professionals are common throughout the world. Commerce Decisions provides software and services to support the procurement and post contract review processes for both buyers and suppliers.
The AWARD<sup>®</sup> suite is a collaborative web-based solution set designed specifically to support strategic procurement projects. AWARD<sup>®</sup> delivers consistent repeatable processes for both project and organisational deployments. It has been proven to reduce time to contract, improve value for money, and reduce risk. AWARD<sup>®</sup> delivers intuitive and robust assessments with strong audit trail; supporting a diverse range of applications including construction programmes, transport and defence systems, IT outsourcing, collaborative frameworks and multi-lot projects.
Innovative SCD (Structured Criteria Development) and RVfM (Real Value for Money) modules enhance the core AWARD<sup>®</sup> Evaluation, Dataroom and Interaction modules to deliver the most comprehensive strategic evaluation capability available on the market. For more details on the modules, please click on the icons below.
The AWARD<sup>®</sup> solution has been used globally by the defence, aerospace and utilities industries, healthcare and local and central government in a wide range of procurements of differing sizes and complexity, collectively worth over $350 billion.
STRUCTURE & PROCESS
AWARD<sup>®</sup> provides a structured decision-making process which results in decisions that are rigorous, robust and defensible (internally and externally).
AWARD<sup>®</sup> promotes/enforces the adoption of open and fair assessment processes in line with best practice and procurement legislation.
AWARD<sup>®</sup> provides access control by user and/or document folders.
EASY TO DEPLOY AND USE
AWARD<sup>®</sup> is available on a Cloud-based (Software As A Service) or installed model.
AWARD<sup>®</sup> supports the collaborative involvement of teams in the procurement process.
AWARD<sup>®</sup> provides the ability to search documents with ‘key word search’.
AWARD<sup>®</sup> removes the inefficiencies of paper-based approaches.
CONTROL AND VISUALISATION
AWARD<sup>®</sup> promotes effective project management through provision of real-time progress and analysis reports.
Promotes informed decision making and negotiation to help choose the right supplier, negotiate the best resulting contract and maximise value for money.
With accumulated knowledge derived from supporting in excess of $350billion of procurement, Commerce Decisions works with the bidder community to improve efficiency, proposal quality, and compliance to buyers’ evaluation practices.
We understand the pressures of delivering a robust, defensible bid proposal. Limited time to complete the response combined with inherent bid complexity, and the limited availability of subject matter experts and reviewers can compromise the result. The coordination of subject matter experts and proposal documentation becomes an even greater challenge when the team is geographically dispersed. Often the only way to share and update documentation is through inefficient and problematic exchanges of email. Geography and conflicting schedules can also impact the effectiveness of formal reviews. A traditional Red Team Review relies on the availability of completed draft documentation and the co-location of the review team in order to make consensus recommendations on improvements to proposal deficiencies.
The AWARD<sup>®</sup> bid management solution enables bidders to produce bid responses efficiently – increasing bid quality and maximising the chance of winning a competitive tender process.
REVIEW ALL BUYER AND BID DATA
Buyer’s criteria, weightings and measures
Independent Gateway Reviews
MODEL THE BID RESPONSE
Collaborative bid construction and story-boarding
Model how the buyer will score your bid
View your bid in AWARD<sup>®</sup> prior to submission
Identify your bid’s strengths and weaknesses
Model your bid against estimates of your competitors’ bids
Check your competitiveness
Determine that capability is proven