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