The XPD Approach

Implementing the Next Practices in Procurement and Project Delivery

What is The XPD Approach?

Expertise-driven Project Delivery (XPD) is a complete procurement and project delivery approach. Rigorously tested and refined over the past two decades, the XPD approach has been utilized on projects from $1.5 Billion to <$100K.

IT Integration Software/Hardware • Construction (DBB, DB, CMAR, JOC) • Business Services • Data Center

Consistently receive high-performing teams and best in class outcomes from your vendors, contractors, suppliers and consultants!  The 2 phase XPD approach provides an interconnected array of tools, template, and techniques to attract and select only the best.

How XPD Works

Phase 1:  Procurement & Selection

Phase 1 Goal: Clearly differentiated high-performing teams from their competitors, along with their products or solutions.

Simplar provides the hands-on implementation support, training, and all the tools, templates, and techniques needed to properly implement the XPD approach. Scope development, building the solicitation, proposal and evaluation criteria, interviews and demonstrations, validation, and partnering are all provided by Simplar.


Using the XPD Approach creates a win-win by increasing the results of each vendor as it places responsibility on them to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Key XPD Tools of Success

Proposal Page Limits: Less is More

The XPD Approach releases you from the trap of believing there is value in more information by using focused proposals that allow high-performers to differentiate themselves. Evaluators can now focus on what is most important.

Anonymous Proposals:

Improving the fairness of your procurement environment is essential in attracting higher quality vendors, and increasing the quality of proposals received. Vendors submit certain proposal sections name which results in better proposal quality, more competition and DEI.

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Phase 2:  Risk-Based Partnering & Planning (RBP)

Simplar facilitates a brief, yet rigouous, RBP process with the owner and project team during the contract negotiation process. Aligns stakeholder expectations, drives up collaboration, minimizes project issues before they occur.

Keep Your Contract Terms & Conditions with XPD!

The XPD Approach focuses primarily on the team selection and project delivery. No changes or modifications are required to the standard contract that the client has utilized in the past.

Exceed your traditional contract minimums by selecting and partnering with high performing teams using XPD.

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