When you are contracting to buy, what are you hoping to buy? The specific thing you asked for? Or would you like a bit of innovation? And how can you help your prospective suppliers to innovate in ways that add value?
Ideally, you need a way to tell your prospective suppliers what the solution Must have, Should have, Could have and definitely Won’t have (MoSCoW).
But there are contractual implications.
To discuss this, APM (Association for Project Management) has arranged a workshop in London to discuss exactly this. Book here:
https://www.apm.org.uk/event/procurement-for-benefits-and-value/ . Please remember to book.
I look forward to seeing you there!