Throughout the time we’ve been supporting complex procurements, project teams have often expressed a desire to carry out their lot-based tender evaluation with a combined lots decision approach. A traditional lot-based approach treats each lot in isolation and effectively as a separate competition. This is entirely appropriate in many circumstances but there are also occasions where projects wish to consider the effects of combining lots (lot combinations) during the competitive process.
This White Paper discusses the rationale for the use of lot combinations and some of the considerations and complexities in doing so. It also summarises a proven lot combinations methodology/toolset that is now in the marketplace following development by Commerce Decisions.
Here is a brief introduction to the paper from its author, Mike Ross:
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