The AWARD® Suite

Commerce Decisions is at the forefront of best practice procurement, having supported over $500 billion of procurement spend globally. It has conducted original research and gained extensive experience on hundreds of strategic projects. Since its formation in 2001, Commerce Decisions has remained focused on supporting complex, high-risk evaluations. This niche area of the procurement process is often overlooked; and the importance of getting it right is often undervalued.

The AWARD® evaluation solution offers a unique focus and depth of functionality to support strategic evaluation with a structured, robust and transparent approach.

AWARD® has been continually developed and enhanced to meet the increasing demands of the ever-evolving procurement sector. The AWARD® Suite draws on the unparalleled expertise and experience of our services team; delivering an innovative set of modules to sit alongside the existing core Evaluation and Dataroom functionality.

These include SCD (Structured Criteria Development) and RVfM (Real Value for Money) modules which embed our best practice thought-leadership into the solution set; offering a unique capability to ensure the
best possible outcome to your procurement. AWARD®’s integration capability will enable integration with existing systems and for AWARD® to be deployed as part of a best of breed tool set.

“AWARD® performed above and beyond our expectations.”

Johnathan Curnock, e-Enablement Manager, NHS Commercial Solutions
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play bullet pointConduct robust, transparent evaluations
play bullet pointWork collaboratively
play bullet pointSupports best practice processes
play bullet pointControls risk
play bullet pointReduces time to contract
play bullet pointEnables real-time reporting
play bullet pointDelivers efficient bidder debriefs
play bullet pointAllows secure document transfer
play bullet pointEnables bidder access to tender documents
play bullet pointAllows bidders to respond on-line and submit their bids electronically
play bullet pointSupports clarifications and issues management processes
play bullet pointHelps buyers to avoid the pitfalls of commonly used methodologies for determining VfM
play bullet pointProvides buyers with techniques for defining VfM and undertaking sensitivity analysis
play bullet pointEnsures a robust ranking for each bid
play bullet pointProvides bidders with a transparent scoring mechanism
play bullet pointOffers secure, resilient storage of data
play bullet pointAllows suppliers secure, controlled access to
project documentation
play bullet pointProvides document management with folder
play bullet pointEnsures secure communication with suppliers
play bullet pointBuilt-in process steps to enable buyers to develop a robust criteria set
play bullet pointLinks criteria back to internal sources for full traceability
play bullet pointSupports identifications, recording and assessing of dependencies and risks
play bullet pointProvides structure to record the evidence required and formulate evaluator guidance
play bullet pointAllows buyers to perform sensitivity analysis to ensure an appropriate scoring scheme and weightings are applied
play bullet pointAbility to easily import/export to/from existing eSourcing suites and back office systems as required. Full integration with other systems can be considered on a case by case basis.