What is Bid Modeling?
Fundamentally, the bid process is intended to level the playing field, to provide an organization requesting the proposals the ability to receive prescribed submissions that do not curry favor for one vendor over another. For the business that chooses to participate in the bid process it can be a challenging method of approach within which the vendor may realize a golden opportunity to make their accomplishments shine through what is termed bid modeling.
Without getting preoccupied by presupposing such things as a pre-selected vendor, lowest offer, feeling disadvantaged by another vendor’s participation in the structure or just considering the whole thing is nothing more than a cattle call in the first place, the smart money is on the more dynamic submission that simply presumes superiority. For many vendors, their proposal needs are met through software that interfaces with traditional feature-based CAD known as SpaceClaim Engineer.
It is never really a given as to the best choice for every project when there are variables of experience, pricing and proposed solutions that are wide open to excellence. Less time spent on what the other guy is doing and more attention to what can be achieved to set a vendor’s innovative 3D direct modeling apart from the competition will have all eyes on that bid model.
SpaceClaim has been around since 2005 boasting the world’s fastest 3D direct modeler. Engineers are able to easily create and prepare 3D designs for digital prototyping, analysis and manufacturing. This powerful simulation-driven product design for bid modeling also produces concept modeling, CAE model preparation, industrial as well as jewelry designs and is a great fit for companies with lean product development initiatives.
Being selective about RFP’s for which a vendor is willing to take time to prepare a proper response and demonstrate the degree of specialization a company possesses will help target jobs that are winnable. The time spent on defining needs and goals, specific pricing that will adequately meet needs, evaluating multiple solutions invite the process of reexamination. This introspection is not only the natural direction a proposal should take but the wise one as well. Submissions should reflect a wide range of solutions when vendors are fighting to beat and not just meet the competition.
The open RFP is the foot in the door to businesses that would otherwise never be able to compete with the big dogs. A brilliant proposal that includes innovation, going the extra step for the better solution saving time, money and returns over time, and playing to their strengths will garner the necessary attention to be in the running to win that bid.