Supplier Relationship Management for CMO and CRO Projects

S²RM for CMO and CRO Projects

RFP Templates

Creating a comprehensive Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a project with a CMOs or a CRO is the first step in ensuring project success. Making sure that all potential partners are aware of the technical, regulatory and timing requirements for a project. Compiling information that must be transferred to the CMOs and CROs and preparing questions is time consuming. SourceSolution has experience creating a wide range of custom RFPs. Every project is different to please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

RFP Automation Features

S²RM allows you to create customized RFPs in your own private, secure database. The CMOs and CROs that you provide with login access can complete and store responses. Since these responses are stored in a database, you will be able to build a knowledgebase of capabilities over time and be able to perform simple and complex searches on current responses and ones from similar past projects. After your CMOs and CROs have responded to your RFP, you can download these responses into standardized PDF and Excel formats. Our standard formats allow you to you to make an apples-to-apples comparison of capacity, capabilities, pricing and turnaround time.

Regulatory Questionnaire Automation

As with RFPs, many companies email an annual regualtory questionnaire to each of their CMOs and CROs to satisfy audit requirements. While it does not take very long to create a document and email it to your CMO/CRO, collecting responses in word processing software does not allow your quality team to review and sort responses. For example, if you need a CMO/CRO that has been audited by the EMEA, you may need to reveiw many documents and compile the results in a spreadsheet. If you use S²RM to collect questionnaire responses, they are stored in your private, secure database making simple and complex searches quick and easy.

CMO/CRO Tracking

Contract expiration dates, audit status and preferred provider information often live in different departments making it challenging to have a clear understanding of a potential CMO's or CRO's status with your organization. S²RM allows you to organize relevant information on a single screen that everyone on your project team can access ensuring that MSA renewals, CDA renewals and audit requirements do not slip through the cracks.

Project Management Features

Once you have selected a supplier, S²RM allows you to manage the outsourced project using the system's project management features. The system allows you to exchange documents with external partners, track versions by create date and author, assign tasks, manage total project budgets and payment schedules with internal teams and with external partners including CMOs and CROs, equipment vendors, contractors and other service providers.

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