Best Value expertise
Certified Best Value education in multiple languages
At the time Best Value was popular in The Netherlands, other countries such as Belgium, Czech republic, Poland and Norway, were experimenting with the Best Value Approach. Together with my A+ certified Best Value-Experts partners I have started to develop multi lingual Best Value Experts Academy training programs. Our Academy has licensed in the ‘Best Value’ technology from Arizona State University.
Best Value Experts Academy offers certification programs on Best Value levels B, B+, A, A+ based on blended learning. Our online courses are available in the Dutch language as well as English and Norwegian language. Suitable for both clients and vendors, in all industries.
Best Value implementation organisation-wide
With the increased popularity of Best Value in The Netherlands, the need to measure performance and think value driven, from a client’s perspective, grew. With my Best Value Experts collegues I have developed and implemented a organisational development program for sales-, bid-, account- and project teams. The first roll-out of the program (a large vendor in ICT) was a success: 100% of the >300 deelnemers completed the training with a 9/10 score and the bid conversion rate tripled in 1,5 years.
A vendor focus
In 2013 Best Value was known as a procurement methodology. For vendors there were ample means for training. Also in the USA were Best Value was applied many years sooner. Based on my training experience with vendors at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management, I have developed the Best Value Vendor Program. A blended learning program on Best Value application from a vendors perspective. Its online course has been updates yearly since, and is still used by organisations throughout Europe.
The Best Value Vendor Program was a global hit and has helped vendors to understand the Best Value Approach quicker (50% less time).
Application from a client’s perspective
The 10-year maintenance of rolling stock (Utrecht tram) was the first maintenance contract in Europe using the Best Value approach in the selection of vendors and in executing the contract. I was the responsible contracting officer and project manager at the clients side (using 15 years of experience in procurement).