As a digital health service, this was a large and complex tender. The commissioners required the consortium to demonstrate not just clinical and operational expertise, but also technical and logistical competence. HealthcareBids worked with the partners to define a bid plan and timeline. Having assigned “owners” for each tender response, we then managed the plan on behalf of the consortium.
We worked closely with individual subject matter experts from ChelWest’s clinical, operational and safeguarding teams and Preventx’s technical and operational teams to write bid responses. We also acted as a ‘critical friend’ to review first drafts from LloydsPharmacy and Zesty. This ensured messages were clearly, powerfully and consistently presented.
Prior to submission, we ran a consortium workshop to review the draft tender and to obtain internal sign-off. Following dialogue with commissioners, we then helped the consortium to reflect positions agreed during dialogue in revised responses.