Independent Procurement Advice and Assistance
Comparing bids and quotes from different suppliers can be very complex. Replies can contain an array of information that was not asked for, whilst suppliers more often than not interpret your original questions differently to your intention.
Suppliers can be very sophisticated in how they provide their replies to requests for proposals to the point where it would appear that they can all fulfil the project perfectly. Mix in varying technology platforms and different forms of pricing and you have a recipe for being unable to compare the vendors effectively.
Arc provides expert analysts to read between the lines and to provide a systematic weighting and comparison edge to purchasers. This service starts at designing the right questions to ask before you begin the procurement, through to short-listing responses and conducting interviews. It is the questions (and responses) asked during the procurement that sets the foundation for the project and influences the likelihood of success or failure in delivery, so it is critical to the success of your project.