If your company is seeking better results from your relocation program, expedited bidding benefits bring immediate savings. As many companies learn, outsourcing the management of their relocation program to a Relocation Management Company (RMC) provides several advantages. Doing so through a quick process helps the company achieve even greater results in the short term. Companies that use an expedited bidding process report significant savings in both time and costs.

GMS’ benchmark study of companies that leverage an expedited approach to bidding on the management of their relocation program show why this is a preferred process. Our team of global relocation experts has identified the top five expedited bidding benefits that companies can expect.

Top 5 Expedited Bidding Benefits

1. Cost Savings Right from the Start

Companies instituting an expedited approach create competition in the process. Relocation Management Companies pursuing their business will put forth their most competitive fee structures. Direct costs are likely to be the lowest in the quest to obtain the account. With these immediate savings from the expedited bidding process, companies are assured of cost effective solutions.

2. Complimentary Consulting

Some of the most valuable expedited bidding benefits related to mobility consulting. As part of the process, companies can request many of the following at no cost:

  1. Policy development and revisions
  2. Relocation program design
  3. Current policy reviews

As part of this process, companies can learn much about an RMC’s abilities, including:

  1. Knowledge of relocation processes
  2. Level of experience on points important to the company
  3. Consulting work quality and timeliness

3. Speedy Implementation Saves Time and Offers Quick Access to Expedited Bidding Benefits

Expedited bidding benefits relating to time savings can directly correlate to cost savings. The quicker a relocation program be implemented, the quicker the company achieves program savings and efficiencies. GMS’ data shows that on average, more than 90% of companies using expedited bidding complete their relocation program implementation in just 22 days. Given the amount of work that may be involved, including creating relocation APIs, policy documents, and communication, a shorter implementation timeframe lets the company quickly return its focus to other strategic objectives.

4. Process is a Better Fit for Buying Solutions

Companies that retain an RMC to manage its relocation program understand they are buying solutions that will help their employees. As a result, these solutions require a much different approach than the process they would use to purchase equipment parts or to source machinery. Ultimately, relocation management requires that the company ensures the right fit for the right reasons. The right fit ensures the company will maximize their expedited bidding benefits.

5. Frees up Administrative Burden of Formal Requests

Companies that fully understand their purchasing processes know the amount of administrative burdens and resources necessary to complete formal Requests for Information and/or Proposals. By foregoing these types of resource-intensive approaches that often create more problems for the company, employees can pursue value-added activities while RMCs carry the burden of responses.

What Should Companies do to Gain Expedited Bidding Benefits?

Companies should seek to gain expedited bidding benefits by utilizing an expedited process for outsourcing the management of their relocation program. Relocation Management Companies with extensive industry experience and knowledge will prove to be the best resources in this effort. Qualified RMCs will guide companies to successful results with a customized, right-fit program and greater expedited bidding benefits.

Conclusion

GMS’ team of corporate relocation experts has helped thousands of our clients with their relocation programs.  Our team can help your company gain the maximum amount of expedited bidding benefits by leveraging our expertise to present the most cost-effective and efficient relocation management solutions.

GMS was the first relocation company to register as a “.com.” The company also created the first online interactive tools and calculators, and revolutionized the entire relocation industry. GMS continues to set the industry pace as the pioneer in innovation and technology solutions with its proprietary MyRelocation® technology platform.

New SafeRelo™ COVID-19 Knowledge Portal

GMS recently launched its new SafeRelo™ COVID-19 Knowledge Portal featuring a number of helpful resources including:

  • Curated selection of news and articles specific to managing relocation programs and issues relating to COVID-19
  • Comprehensive guide to national, international, and local online sources for current data
  • Program/Policy Evaluation (PPE) Tool for instant relocation policy reviews

Contact our experts online to discuss your company’s interest in obtaining expedited bidding benefits, or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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Senior Vice President, Domestic Services Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and relocation arena. Her real estate, relocation, and management experience is exceptional. She is responsible for the leadership, training and mentoring of new and existing coaches, ensuring the team is delivering the highest levels of customer service possible. Nancy holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation.

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