The Network Collective’s competitive tender process is a complete end-to-end progression from selection of the initial suppliers to be invited to tender, through agreement of selection criteria, evaluation of proposals and commercial, technical and operational negotiation, right through to selection of Preferred Supplier(s).
With guidance from the Network Collective, Savills selected 4 service providers to invite to tender. The Network Collective then drew up a Request for Proposal (RFP) document which detailed every aspect of Savills’ mobile telephony requirements, and this was issued to the selected service providers for their proposals.
The Network Collective ran a rigorous procurement process, using their expert market knowledge to ensure that the suppliers’ proposals included the best possible technical and commercial outcomes for Savills. The supplier selected through this process had to offer a market-leading solution at the best optimum value to Savills, because The Network Collective knew exactly what commercial terms could be realised and what technical solutions were possible.
Before a decision was made the Network Collective ran a Best and Final Offer (BAFO) round with shortlisted suppliers. This helped to secure significant cost savings as well as a generous tech fund and substantial service improvements.
Once Savills selected their preferred supplier, The Network Collective led the commercial negotiations, supported the drafting of the Mobile Telecommunication Services Agreement and the bespoke commercial schedules for the mobile telephony service. The Network collective leveraged its experience to devise a best-in-class contractual landscape which included safeguards on minimum spend requirements, ability to scale the mobile estate within pre-defined commercial parameters and commitments from the supplier to honour the commercial charges framework for the full contract term.