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