Looking For Evaluation Tenders? Here Are The 4 Main Types of Evaluation Services That Buyers Seek

Published17th June 2022

Are you looking for new evaluation tenders to bid on? Here?s why buyers outsource these services?

If you?re looking for evaluation tenders, it?s good to start by understanding the types of projects buyers procure.

Evaluation methods need to be in place to determine the effectiveness of projects, performance outcomes or to summarise data. The four main types of evaluation are process, impact, outcome, and summative evaluations.

Buyers will establish which evaluation method they require before breaking it down into different services. In this blog, we go through the four types of evaluation methods, and why buyers will seek to outsource these.

The four main types of evaluation tenders that buyers seek:

Process Evaluation

Process evaluation tenders are used by buyers to effectively measure the activities of a project/programme. It will look at the overall quality of the project, and if it is reaching the right people. In this process, you will answer the following:

  • Is this project reaching the necessary audiences?
  • Is the audience interacting with all the aspects of the project?
  • Have you had to make any changes to the project? If so, then why?

Impact Evaluation

Impact evaluation tenders are procured by buyers in order to assess the immediate effect of a project. This will analyse if the project has fulfilled the required objectives. With the main questions being:

  • How effective has the project been?
  • Has it achieved the intended objectives?
  • If not, then why was this the case?

Outcome Evaluation

Outcome evaluation tenders deal with long-term effects that have been brought about from the project. For example, measuring whether the final objectives have been achieved and if the project was a success. Usually, buyers will seek this type of evaluation three to six months after the project has finished. This allows them to fully understand the outcome. Questions answered during this process are:

  • Has the project achieved what it intended to do?
  • Were there any outside factors that affected or contributed to the project, and did it change the objectives?
  • Have there been any unintended outcomes of the project? If so, were they good/bad outcomes and what was the result of them?

Summative Evaluation

With summative evaluation tenders, this will be done at the end of project. This will be to assess whether the project has achieved its goals. This can determine whether it needs to continue, if it needs to be changed, or if the project is completed. To establish these points, it will look at the following:

  • Has the project achieved its goals in the given timeframe? Does it need to be extended?
  • If it needs to be extended, in which capacity will it be?
  • If the project is not working entirely, can it be adapted to work? Or does the whole project need to be stopped?
  • Is the project sustainable?
  • Are there any elements that are affecting the project that can be worked on?
  • Has the end goal changed in any way? 

Before posting an evaluation tender, the buyer will establish which method they are seeking. From this, they will determine the type of service they require, based on the evaluation they are seeking.

The most common types of evaluation services include:

  • Testing
  • Participation review
  • Data collection
  • Financial reports
  • Performance review
  • Qualitative

Why do buyers procure evaluation services?

There are a number of reasons why buyers require evaluation services. Ultimately, they want to know that what they are implementing is working. Buyers are more likely to outsource evaluation services because they don?t have the manpower or time to do so in-house. They may not have even considered the need for evaluation services when starting the project. By outsourcing these, it helps improve their next project. Here are three reasons why evaluation services are helpful for buyers to have in place:

  1. Peace of mind

It shows that the project is working and that the time and effort put into it was indeed for something. Seeing the project analysed in full will ensure that there is continued development.

  1. Improves knowledge

By evaluating projects, buyers can continue to learn and improve their knowledge. They can better understand their target audience and gather information that can improve their services/products. This will all feed into continued development. It will also show to the outside world that they know what they are doing. This will ultimately improve their trust with clients.

  1. Retains quality

Establishing what is working and what isn?t ensures that the buyer is, in fact, doing what they need to do. Sometimes unpredictable changes can occur that can affect their business. Keeping ahead of these will ensure they don?t fall short with their stakeholders, service users or clients.

In summary

Evaluation tenders can be broken down into these four evaluation methods:

  • Process evaluation
  • Impact evaluation
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Summative evaluation.

Buyers will seek these services to ensure that the projects they implement within their organisations are working. Allowing them to continue their development and achieve set goals.

Once they establish what evaluation method they require, they will then break this down into services they require for this. Evaluation tenders will usually procure the following services:

  • Testing
  • Participation review
  • Data collection
  • Financial reports
  • Performance review
  • Qualitative

How can Research Tenders help?

Knowing the types of evaluation tenders that are available is the first step in your search for new tendering opportunities. With Research Tenders, we can help make the search smooth sailing! We know how time-consuming sourcing new tenders can be and the admin work that goes into it. A subscription to Research Tenders includes:

  • Access to a wide range of exclusive, public, and private sector research contracts in the UK
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  • 20-minutes of free consultancy with one of our Bid Consultants each month.

You?ll have 24-hour access to our Research Tenders portal where you will find opportunities for:

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Here are just five examples of evaluation tenders we have previously sourced on our platform:

Evaluation Consultant

Horniman Museum and Gardens ? London ? Budget: £20,000

FGM Pilot Clinics Service Evaluation

NHS England ? Yorkshire and Humber? Budget: £33,333

PS22045 An Evaluation of the Socioeconomic Impact Arising From BBSRC’s Investment in Wheat Research and Innovation

UK? Shared Business Services ? South West ? Budget: £75,000

North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Local Net Zero Hub Programme Evaluation

South Tees Site Company ? North East ? Budget: £100,000

Post Occupancy Evaluation for the LLDC

Transport for London ? London ? Budget: £180,000

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Once you?ve found a tender you?d like to go for, we can support with the writing. Our Bid Writers can write the tender response for you. They can even provide a full Tender Writing breakdown and even submit it on your behalf.

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Tender Mentor can give your tender response a once over before you submit. Our Bid Writing Team will analyse your response, notifying you of any errors and opportunities for improvement prior to submission.

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During the Tender Ready service, our Bid Writing Team will create professional policies, procedures, and case studies in your company branding. If you already have this content, they can review everything carefully to ensure that nothing is missed. Once the programme is complete, you?ll have access to three days? worth of bid consultancy. This can be used for bid writing, tender reviews, or general advice and guidance.

Tender Improvement

The Tender Improvement package can help those who have tendered before but aren?t seeing results. Our Bid Writers can assess your previous responses and work with you to develop improved content.

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Get in touch with us today to get started in your search for evaluation tenders.

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