BVA Fast Track (through video conferencing)

Get a head start in Best Value application with this interactive, compact, and efficient program

This B+ certified fast track course (3 weeks) is interactive and focused on applying Best Value to real-life situations and cases. There is also ample opportunity for the exchange of experiences between participants.

The BVA Fast Track B/B+ training combines the pre-recorded Best Value Basics Course (B-Certification) with live group coaching through video conference (B+), led by an experienced A+ Best Value Expert. Deepen and extend your Best Value knowledge so you can apply Best Value independently. A considerable part of the training includes the philosophy – the foundation of Best Value – which is necessary for successful application of the Best Value approach. The training is concluded with exams that leads to an internationally accredited B+ certificate.

  • Learn from Best Value Expert (A+) trainers
  • Experienced in applying Best Value in Norway and Belgium (since 2015) and The Netherlands (since 2011)
  • Practice with real-life cases in our interactive online training sessions
  • Get your Best Value Expert registration with a B+ certificate
  • Includes preparation for A certification
  • Free book: “How to Know Everything Without Knowing Anything”

Very good teacher! 

This course has made me understand the methodology and concept of ‘Best Value’: it is an approach, not a procurement strategy. I have found ways of using dominant information to demonstrate expertise and to minimize decision making. To have people on both sides (vendor and client) in the course is a plus.

Course Rating: 10 out of 10

Valuable course!

Learning about the philosophy has made clear to me BVP is an approach, not a procurement strategy. Also, the different roles of vendor and client in a ‘Best Value’ contract are clear to me now. (this testimonial reflects a personal opinion)

Course Rating: 10 out of 10

What is the essence?

In 3 weeks you get to learn all about the key principles of Best Value principles, as well as guidelines for application of Best Value in projects and organisations. We do this by means of cases and exchange of experiences between participants and trainers. We prepare you in an interactive way for the B+ exam (100% of participants pass). You will also be given a head start in your A certification.

Your skills after the training?

After finishing the Best Value Approach Fast Track you are able to:

  • apply The Best value Approach in projects, for example in tender teams, bid teams, assessment teams, in project management, and as a key person in the Best Value process
  • understand and apply the basic principles of Best Value
  • participate in the Best Value Expert training – A certification

For whom?

This training is suitable for anyone looking for a better understanding of the Best Value Approach with the aim to apply Best value independently. Both for vendors and clients and in various roles, such as procurement, account management, project management, and sales. The training is especially suitable for procurement managers, contract managers, tender/bid managers and key persons like project leaders, service delivery managers, technical managers and design leaders.

Requirements: ability to invest 2 x 2-3 hours a week for 3 weeks (and 2-3 hours prior to take a pre-recorded course)

Course topics

This training combines the B certificate training (basic knowledge on the Best Value Approach) with online group coaching (B+ certification), giving a deeper and broader understanding of Best Value and its application in your specific situation:

  • Most important principles
  • How to identify expertise?
    • paradigm change, culture fit
    • identifying objectives, scope and conditions
    • assessment procedure (rating q-doc practice)
    • setting award criteria, competitive range, ranking method
  • How to demonstrate expertise?
    • paradigm change, culture fit
    • client analysis and preparation for a Best Value tender (writing q-doc practice)
    • interviews (interview practice, rating interview practice)
  • How to utilise expertise?
    • attitude and behavior
    • process and steps in the clarification phase
    • how to approach the execution phase?
    • quality control and quality assurance
    • how to track and improve performance
  • Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

In addition we will ask you to apply your knowledge to a specific case and we will prepare you for the exam by practicing exam questions.

Training configuration

  • 3 weeks of online video conferencing sessions (2 x 2-3 hours a week)
  • preparatory pre-recorded course of 2-3 hours
  • program includes 2 exams of 1 hour
  • accredited A+ trainers, licensed by Arizona State University
  • free book: “How to Know Everything Without Knowing Anything” by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, founder of Best Value
  • both in-company and open courses available

Register for the BVP Fast Track (Online)