The PCMG has evolved to identify, develop and share best practice in clinical development outsourcing for its members. The PCMG Committee is responsible for managing the production and delivery of information and materials to support member activities in their working environments. However, the Committee members occupy senior positions within their respective companies and have limited time to commit to developing and completing these projects in good time and to high quality.
Therefore the Committee has agreed to contract external resource to perform the role of ‘Standards and Practices Manager’ (SPM) to achieve the goal of developing and publishing specific output for PCMG members.
PCMG is reviewing existing templates and developing new ones for guidance in clinical outsourcing management
In 2013, a small team of PCMG members reviewed and updated the original PCMG 'Cost Grid' Template and presented the attached overview of the process.
This template is intended as a starting point for members who don't have a standard grid to follow and then develop into a suitable process to meet their specific local needs. For those who already have a grid and are entering an RFP process, it at least provides a cross-check of content and process.
So, all of you who are about to enter......enjoy, test and, most importantly, let us know what you'd improve!
Finally, our thanks go to the fine people who donated time and energy into this review: