Strategic procurements involve multiple stakeholders and can be incredibly risky and expensive – typically eating up more than 50% of annual spend and accounting for 90% of the risk.
By their very nature, they have a big impact on your business performance. Navigating your way through the pitfalls and challenges of these projects isn’t easy – and yet making the correct decision is critical. That’s where our AWARD® Solution comes in. Since 2001 we have been helping buyers to confidently and efficiently select the best supplier, whilst keeping a clear audit trail and managing multiple team members.
Our AWARD® Solution comprises the three elements below; together bringing the most comprehensive strategic evaluation capability to market.
We’re immensely proud of the impact AWARD® is having on projects around the world – reducing time to contract, improving value for money and mitigating the risks of complex procurement. As our infographic shows, to date we’ve helped more than 240,000 individuals on over 16,700 projects, collectively worth over $500 billion. With a 96% client retention rate, AWARD® is respected and trusted on a global scale across defence, aerospace, healthcare, infrastructure and government.
From planning market engagement, to achieving value for money, developing a robust criteria set and conducting fair and transparent evaluations, our AWARD® solution is here to support your procurement process every step of the way.
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, DMO Maritime Division).
It is critical that Infrastructure Ontario conducts robust, open and fair procurements to ensure prudent use of public funds. We selected AWARD® to assure an efficient and effective evaluation process that is robust, transparent and defensible.
Michael Inch, VP Procurement, Infrastructure Ontario
Allowing the large number of external stakeholders to input their data directly into AWARD® via the web made it much easier for them. It allowed them to do it when it was convenient for them and had the effect of speeding up the whole process and, I believe, enhanced the quality and contribution they were able to make.
Rob Elek PFI Project Manager
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
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 3HS
Project, Scottish Borders Council
Using AWARD® in addition to our esourcing tool gave us a greater range of functionality in terms of document management, ease of evaluation process and the creation of progress reports and supplier de-briefing material. The range of management information we were able to interrogate AWARD® for helped us to manage the project, and suppliers were pleased with
the de-brief reports generated.
Troy Martin, Commercial Manager Home Office General Property
Debriefing is a real strong point of AWARD® – it gets right to the heart of where a tenderer was strong or weak. Tenderers appreciate the detail, and have confidence in the process as a result – we’ve never been challenged and rarely hear from dissatisfied tenderers!
Claire Skinner, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Operational Procurement
AWARD® was a key tool that allowed us to efficiently manage our procurement processes. We found AWARD® to be helpful in making the evaluation process as simple and effective as possible. At the same time, it is helping to ensure that the procurement process is completed in a robust and transparent manner.
Matthew Fearnhead Project
Gateway Project Team
AWARD® proved to be extremely easy to use and evaluators required less than 30 minutes training to get up and running with the tool,
Helen Oliver, Senior eSourcing Project Manager, Value Wales xchangewales project
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 Research Framework, Department for Work and Pensions
AWARD® has helped us immensely with our procurement process, allowing us to share large amounts of competitive dialogue documents between the bidders and the project team. AWARD® manages and keeps an automatic audit trail, and has proved an invaluable tool for evaluating the bids, particularly as our project evaluation team members and advisors are based at various different geographical locations.
Darshan Chatha —Programme Manager, Hull City Council
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, Contracts and Quality Commissioning team
Your team has been instrumental in the programme success. Evaluation is where rubber hits road in terms of regulatory compliance and they did an incredible job. You have a team to be proud of. Thanks again for an outstanding job on Crossrail, over £11bn of spend committed without the loss of a single day on the programme critical pat – not a bad result all round.
Martin Rowark, Procurement Director
Using AWARD® enabled us to successfully manage a complex tender evaluation.
Marshall Project Team
Working with Commerce Decisions and 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. I would have no hesitation in using AWARD® again and in recommending it to others for use on strategic procurements.
Mike Smith, Procurement Manager Aberystwyth University
Commerce Decisions’ involvement has had a major impact on the Hadley Community procurement process. The combination of their 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, Borough of Telford & Wrekin
AWARD® is now an integral and key element of our procurement strategy. We cannot imagine returning to a paper-based process.”
Senior Procurement Manager
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs