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To begin, there should be two processes for integrating tendering and global price management that lead to a harmonized governance routine, as at the end of the tendering procurement process. It’s about governing the tender bid price.

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Co-author: Yann Chappuis, Senior Associate Consultant

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In the patented drug manufacturing world, fixed manufacturing costs are not usually a key driver of profitability. Achieving the right price is typically a much greater driver of profit.

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Setting up a tender organization for life sciences can be a challenge. Not only do you need to deal with the way the tender governance is structured, on top of that, depending on your leadership, you may have to organize your company accordingly. As promised, this blog addresses another even more complex aspect of the organizational design, being “how the lifecycle of your portfolio impacts...

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Harmonization of the tendering process seems like a tremendous task. Local laws are so different from country to country, making you ask yourself, how can it be achieved? Also, what are the benefits of harmonization and how can a tendering organization accomplish it? This blog focuses on discussing these aspects.

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As discussed in a previous post, a tendering dedicated resource is a must and it represents the first step in building a successful tendering organization. But plenty of questions will remain unanswered, even before you tackle the governance of your tendering business. However, a tendering organization will begin to be defined through the creation of a dedicated resource, as well as by...

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Nowadays, it’s a well-known fact that tender management is essential across most markets. Thus, as part of your tender management strategy, you must setup a network of tender champions or a global tender network. However to address the specifics of tendering across various markets and diverse portfolios, a tender management organization needs to be built.

Within any life science organization,...

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Tenders set the stage in the new procurement landscape

The importance of tenders is rising. Tendering has become a new, standard method of entry into the procurement game in most European countries, and even across Asia, Middle East and Latin America. This competitive form of procurement procedure by national, regional or local tender authority is often heavily regulated by law.

The most...

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Tendering has become a global trend and one of the most frequently used procurement methodologies outside the U.S. Presently, at least a quarter of pharmaceutical sales are made through some form of tendering. But tender processes are complex and far from standardized across countries, making it highly difficult to understand and manage. In addition, it’s a constantly evolving framework with...

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With more than 30% of the pharmaceutical market now utilizing, a significant portion of the Life Sciences industry’s revenue is being subjected to tendering. It’s hard to think of a more imperative way to see, the time is now to adapt and master tendering. The tendering process can be divided into 5 essential phases: Awareness, Evaluation, Response, Fulfillment, and Tracking. All phases are...

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To successfully compete in the tender and contracting (T&C) market, Life Sciences companies require a strong and robust tender organization with a global-to-local tender strategy. This “Think Global, Act Local” strategy can be achieved by implementing a Global Tender Network with country Tender Champions where the whole organization partners with multiple, cross functional, corporate groups to...

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Tender management is becoming increasingly important these days. Twenty five percent (25%) of the pharmaceutical market is now considered to be traded through some form of tender, and this percentage is expected to grow even further. The prevalence of tendering is nowadays expanding from generic to specialized drugs, forcing even specialized manufacturers to become participants in tender.

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