As a healthcare provider, you know that your operational and clinical staff have the detailed service knowledge and insights required to create a strong tender. However, you also know that no-one in your service teams is a trained bid writer. And all of your teams are at full stretch just delivering their ‘day jobs’. To develop a compelling bid response and to meet the tight deadlines typical of NHS and Local Authority tenders you may be looking for some help.
HealthcareBids has an impressive track record of success in writing winning NHS tenders. We will help you assemble the required information and craft it into structured, persuasive responses that answer every question comprehensively, address the service specification and make it easy for commissioners to understand your organisational strengths and the benefits you can bring to the contract.
We can work alongside an internal bid or business development team or we can manage the entire project in partnership with service teams, corporate support teams and other stakeholders.
We help clients to drive organisational growth through bringing clear thinking, focus and direction to business development. We have the experience and expertise to support both strategy setting and strategy implementation and can act as an extension to your business development team.
DEVELOPING HEALTHCARE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
The process flow below illustrates the support we provide to healthcare organisations, working in close partnership with key staff.
Typically, the first step will be a review of your organisation’s over-arching objectives and how the business development strategy must support these. This could include over-arching objectives around revenue growth, service portfolio, partnership working or utilisation of human resources or technology.
HOW HEALTHCAREBIDS CAN SUPPORT YOUR SERVICE MOBILISATION
Describing a healthcare service delivery model in the detail required to win an NHS tender demands an understanding of each element of the service, how the service elements interact and how the overall service will be delivered. The insight HealthcareBids gains through working with you on a tender therefore places us in an ideal position to provide a dedicated and experienced Project Manager to support your service mobilisation.
Our Project Manager will have helped to develop the mobilisation plan submitted as part of the tender and will already be familiar with mobilisation timelines, critical paths, project workstreams and project risks. The Project Manager will also have worked with the key staff in your clinical, operational and corporate services teams who will act as workstream leads during mobilisation.
NHS Supply Chain manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of products to NHS Trusts and other healthcare organisations in England and Wales. Products are made available to these end users via purchasing ‘frameworks’ which are managed by NHS Supply Chain. HealthcareBids helps healthcare product companies to win places on relevant NHS Supply Chain frameworks.
HOW HEALTHCAREBIDS CAN HELP YOU APPLY TO A FRAMEWORK
For anyone new to the NHS Supply Chain process, the sheer volume of documents to review and procedures to navigate can be daunting.