In January this year Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity ask BusienssMatch to help them find the right agency to build to a new website. They had a budget of £12k, a target launch date of June and a fairly clear idea of the functionality, look and feel they were seeking.

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Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity

The Process
Firstly the project brief is placed on BusinessMatch and ‘matched’ with relevant agencies. 16 proposals were received within two weeks ranging from £8k to over £16k. The profile of agencies submitting proposals range from smaller local agencies to larger regional providers some with substantial charity sector expertise. Some of the best proposals included additional features for the charity to consider. There was also a wide variation in ongoing development support and hosting options. The client was able to use all this information to make suggestions to their preferred bidders so as to maximise their outcome. RIchard Smith of the charity stated ‘ BusinessMatch enabled us to have a much better idea of what was possible for the budget available to us. It also gave us the means to go back to our preferred bidders and ask them to incorporate some of the options other bidders had included. We’re still in the process but we are confident that we will gain a better solution by having used BusinessMatch.”