BID AND TENDER PREPARATION

The Value Chain Consultants will provide Proposal management, Tender preparation / response writing, Checks for compliance to mandatory and evaluation criteria, Support for bid strategies, Industry development statements, Overflow service (for established bidders with too much work) and Contract negotiations. If you are responding to a tender we will assist you to respond comprehensively to all tender types. Our services are component based so you choose what you want us to do, this could be proposal management and tender preparation based on you inputs (end-to-end) or a component of the response you would like us to complete or simply use us as an overflow service if your resources are stretched and running at 100%. We specialize in a range of areas including Public-Private Partnerships (PPP); Plant and Equipment Supply, Installation and Commissioning; Term contracts for supply of goods and services; Civil, Building and Road works; Electrical works; Mining and Exploitation of Natural Resources; Consultancy and Service provision.

CONTRACTING AND NEGOTIATIONS

We will assist you with contract preparation and formulating the pre-negotiation checklists and strategies. For existing contracts, we will advise you on how to manage them and to keep them running smoothly. If things go wrong, we will explain your options and devise a strategy for dealing with the problem to get the project back on track.

The long duration of projects and complex contracts lead to new contract management stresses. For instance, managing B.O.T contracts through a construction or manufacturing stage can be a mini-project in its own right. During the service delivery phase complex negotiations are often needed for contract variations. Complex disputes may need to be resolved – preferably without expensive recourse to the Courts. Periodic benchmarking or market testing exercises need to be planned and contract variations agreed – in effect more mini-projects.

Our contract negotiation services include:

BIDDING ALLIANCE AND CONSORTIA BUILDING

This service caters for firms and agencies looking to partner and shore up strength in bidding processes especially for International Competitive Bidding and Public-Private Partnerships. Through its market knowledge and vendor selection processes, The Value Chain Consultants will identify and shortlist suitable partnering Agencies for International companies looking to work in the region.

TENDERING/PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE

The Value Chain Consultants will assist you to specify, source and contract for your requirements in a manner to suit your organization’s procurement needs. If you are going out to tender we help prepare and compare your document for various tender types, namely: Expression of Interest; Tender Notices; Request for Quotations; Request for Proposal. We will use your business requirements to develop the documentation and help you get the most out of your suppliers. Our services could include preparing the following based on your requirements: Overview; Conditions of Tender; Statement of Requirements; Compliance Criteria and Weighting; Environmental requirements; Conditions of Contract; Value Adds; Additional requirements as per the scope of your tender.

PROCUREMENT AUDITS

The Value Chain Consultant’s procurement audit service includes scrutinizing transaction processes and internal procurement functions, verifying compliance with organizational and legal requirements, analyzing procedures, planning and approval processes. We conduct the full spectrum of procurement auditing to make sure you are achieving real value for money in all your procurement operations.

PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE, PROCESS AND DOCUMENTATION

We at The Value Chain Consultants will review, develop and document procurement processes together aligned to your business procedures and prevailing legislative framework. A defined set of systems and procedures together with supporting documentation are fundamental in the ability of an organization to operate effectively and in a consistent and efficient manner. They facilitate an organization’s procedural compliance and recognized certification in its processes.

SPECIALIST TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT

The Value Chain Consultants will help you source individuals and teams capable of operating at any level on either a temporary or permanent basis. We also offer customized procurement training to suit our Client’s specific requirements.