I recently gave this presentation to the Annual Leadership Forum of AMSRO held in Coolum, Queensland. The feedback from the audience of almost 50 research company business owners led me to think there is perhaps many professionals in the marketing category that are suffering from the application of what could be considered traditional procurement practices. This presentation is based on my 12 years consulting experience and 15 years advertising agency experience. It highlights strategies for dealing with procurement to move beyond the focus of price to encourage the evaluation of value. Of course there is no guaranteed, foolproof strategy here, but there are many interesting approaches and practical ideas for possibly increasing your success rate or minimising the waste of time of filling out endless RFPs, RFQs, RFTs and RFIs.