SOURCING MANAGEMENT

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Leverage SOURCE’s comprehensive workflow and collaboration capability for better communication throughout the RFP process:

  • Quickly start your project with pre-defined templates and an easy-to-use process wizard
  • Clarify who is responsible for each activity, such as study-start-up, site activation, project management, database build, TFLG programming, and more
  • Customize your outsourcing strategy by selecting which major and minor tasks are outsourced
  • Receive bids directly in the system
  • Stay up to date on the status of your proposal through automated notifications

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in a single streamlined digital procurement environment.

Typical Services Outsourced Through Clinical Maestro SOURCE

Experience the innovative tool set designed specifically for clinical outsourcing

BID GRID LIBRARY
Tap into our library of standardized bid grids designed for clinical services. These include clinical development, biostatistics, data management, pharmacovigilance, home nursing, central lab, drug supplies, clinical systems, and much more!

SOURCING TEMPLATE
Create custom minor tasks in your own library for specific outsourcing needs and apply them to your RFP templates.

TASK CUSTOMIZATION
Use your own preferred bid grid and allow clinical Service Providers to bid in their own native grid with two-way mapping against Clinical Maestro standard bid grid. You can still conduct “apple to apple comparisons” while maintaining full flexibility in bid structure.

Unlike generic solutions, Clinical Maestro SOURCE delivers on clinical outsourcing unique bidding modes.

Sourcing for clinical services is anything but standard. Outsourcing teams need a solution that embraces all core bidding modes.

DYNAMIC TEMPLATES
Full CRO outsourcing, or a-la-carte clinical service requirements, is often structured for “variable units bidding,” meaning each minor task cost is determined by specific study cost drivers. Variable bidding is common in transactional, competitive sourcing projects where proposals are compared side by side based on drivers and assumptions.

ACCURACY TESTS
Clinical Maestro is designed to accommodate variable unit cost bidding. To enhance due diligence and give sourcing teams the confidence that the effort ranges are at “market,” we leverage the power of Clinical Maestro PORTFOLIO for effort and unit cost benchmarking.

MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
Strategic partner relationships are often structured on “fixed units bidding.” This means that the partners have analyzed acceptable levels of effort overtime and agreed to “fix” the effort based on task complexity, geography, or study type. Clinical Maestro accommodates this model by providing both Sponsors and CROs the ability to create fixed unit libraries, apply, and analyze the model on individual bidding exercises.

Complex outsourcing has never been simpler.

Clinical Maestro SOURCE was built from the ground up to accommodate the unique nuances of clinical RFPs.

The principal reason why generic sourcing solutions don’t work for clinical outsourcing lies in the complexity of the study assumptions that have to be defined by Sponsor or the Service Provider during the bidding process.

STUDY ASSUMPTIONS
Leverage baseline scenarios already intelligently created in Clinical Maestro PORTFOLIO to pre-populate clinical RFP assumptions. Provide better insights to Service Providers and increase quality of proposals through explicit assumptions on patient and site disposition, country selection and other key service assumptions in the RFP process.

RACI MATRIX
Define RACI matrix at the minor task level to clarify study execution responsibilities.

OUTSOURCING STRATEGY
Compare proposal responses in “bid to expertise mode” with RFP assumptions to easily identify differences in strategy.

SOURCE automatically does the heavy lifting of comparative analysis of bids and responses. You can perform deeper due diligence 10X faster, recovering precious time for understanding the proposed execution strategy and getting your study started sooner.

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The experts at Strategikon developed Clinical Maestro out of a combination of love and frustration. The system was developed and nurtured by financial and clinical business operations executives with both Sponsor and Provider experience. Our founders believed there had to be a better way — and so they created one.