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ADVANCE™

The ADVANCE™ software solution brings focus and structure to the bidding process. It supports Bid Managers in developing the maturity of documents and ensuring authors stay aligned with their writing plans. It helps Bid Managers to focus their time whilst also prioritising where their authors’ time is best spent through each review stage.

ADVANCE™ provides the ability to import and export from AWARD® or Excel/Office, streamlining the administration associated with these activities and minimising the chance of errors. The buyer's criteria and weighting structure is mirrored in ADVANCE™. The marking structure is broken down, bringing insight and clarity for Bid Managers and indicating in real time which answers will have the greatest impact on the overall success of the bid based on the current vs. target score.

Throughout the review stages, the ADVANCE™ software solution empowers a robust and rigorous process and final answer improvement activities.

In short, ADVANCE™ brings clarity and cohesion to an intrinsically complicated and drawn out process. It ensures bidders maximise their ability to increase their scores in areas where they are weakest. and focuses them on the questions that afford the greatest gain.

Our services for bidders are currently only available in the UK.

Please contact us for more information.  

 

 

Shaping to maximise marking

Shaping to maximise marking

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Understand the marking structure of the tender evaluation and plan how to achieve maximum marks.

Position to win

Position to win

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An iterative process to help bidders fully understand how they will score most effectively to establish a winning position.

Executive Summary & Value Proposition

Executive Summary & Value Proposition

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A structured, proven approach to align more effectively with key decision makers and structure the benefits offered in the most convincing way.

Review from an Evaluator’s perspective

Review from an Evaluator’s perspective

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The ADVANCE™ solution supports multiple types of reviews, including the creation of an independent review which will identify and inform the areas that require focus and improvement.

Red Team Facilitation

Red Team Facilitation

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Supported by ADVANCE™, our Facilitation service reflects the structure, management and facilitation of a Red Team, final document review. It has been designed to provide valuable, independent additional resource to improve the overall quality of the review.

Retrospective Review

Retrospective Review

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Providing a unique independent viewpoint, our Retrospective Review helps bidders to identify areas for improvement as well as examples of best practice, to increase the chances of future success.

Services

ADVANCE™ Support

We offer a range of services to help you make best use of the ADVANCE™. Our Bidder Training and Seminars provide expert guidance on buyers/bidder relationships; in which both parties can commit to the best possible outcome to achieve success.

This innovative service-led solution comprises a Bidder Training Course and four distinct phases of support; Maximising marking and three review stages, summarised below.

 

 

Training

ADVANCE<sup>TM</sup> Training

ADVANCETM Training

Upskill your entire bid team by learning from our experience with the buying Authorities.

Bidder training course

Bidder training course

Duration: 1 day

Location: This course can be provided on site, or hosted at a Commerce Decisions office.

Course description

The course content is drawn from Commerce Decisions experience within the government procurement sector – based on its delivery of procurement advice since 2001. AWARD® has been used across the UK public sector on many…

Principles of Tender Evaluation

Principles of Tender Evaluation

Duration

1 day

Description

This course summarises best practice and methodologies for making supplier selection decisions. It focuses on improving value for money, making robust and defensible decisions and meeting legislative and regulatory requirements during the strategic procurement process. The course addresses the entire evaluation…